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HuntTheNorth.com Outfitter Review On:
Goose Busters Guide Service
A Date With Some Late Season Honkers
by Dan Wennerlind

On a cold winter night in December I received the call.  Phil Schmidt of Goose Busters Guide Service was on the line and said he had room for one more, for a late season Canada goose hunt near Hutchinson, Mn later that week.  I eagerly accepted Phil’s invitation as I had been looking forward to trying out Phil’s premier Canada goose hunting guide service since he signed on with the HuntTheNorth.com organization late last summer.  Being an avid goose hunter I was also excited to try the Hutchinson area as I had always heard good things about it but never had a chance hunt there.  
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For the month of February we will be reviewing the services of Goose Busters Guide Service.  Based out of the Twin City metro area, Goose Busters Guide Service offers Premier Guided Canada Goose and Duck Hunts around the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Mn.  Outfitter and head guide Phil Schmidt works very hard to ensure that all hunters experience the best waterfowl hunting that Minnesota has to offer.  Phil excels in offering exceptional guided field Canada goose hunts as well as traditional Minnesota duck hunts

About
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Outfitter:


Owner and head guide of Goose Busters Guide Service, Phil Schmidt has 15 years, in 4 states of "hard hunting" experience. He specializes in decoying waterfowl close, to give you the best hunting opportunities. Phil uses several dozen custom painted full body and motion decoys for unmatched realism. He uses the best laydown blinds. The prostaff including experienced guide Jeff Zierden, are all expert goose and duck callers. Guiding waterfowl hunts is what Phil loves to do. If you book a hunt with Phil and the Goose Busters Pro Staff be assured they will work hard for you.


Hunting Accommodations

Although your lodging fees are not included in the price of the daily hunt, outfitter Phil Schmidt has lived in the area all of his life and can make a strong recommendation on which local motels can accommodate most any need as requested.

Custom Hunts Available:
Guided Canada Goose Hunts
Goose Busters is not your typical guide service. We do not take 10 or 20 guys per hunt.  We specialize in decoying Canada geese for no more than three hunters per field hunt. For the most relaxed and personalized hunt possible. You will recieve one on one tips on calling, decoy placement, and concealment. These hunts will take place in the west metro area of Minnesota. The 2005 hunting season was a major success. Goose Busters harvested 403 Geese, 7 of which were banded, and 108 Ducks, for a total of 511 birds from 58 hunts. Please join us at Goose Busters for the 2006 season, and enjoy field Canada goose hunting at its finest!  
Guided Duck Hunts
At Goose Busters our guided duck hunts are just as personable as our goose hunts.  We specialize in decoying ducks for no more than two hunters per water hunt and three per field hunt. For the most relaxed and personalized hunt possible. You will recieve one on one tips on calling ducks, decoy placement, and concealment. These hunts will take place in the west metro area of Minnesota.  The 2005 hunting season was a major success. Goose Busters harvested 108 Ducks and 403 Geese, 7 of which were banded, for a total of 511 birds from 58 hunts. Please join us at Goose Busters for the 2006 season, and enjoy duck hunting at its finest!  



Hunting Rates
$125.00 per person early and regular season

**Morning Hunts Only**

$50.00 down payment is required per person in order to book a hunt.
Down payments are non-refundable



Additional Policies
WHAT TO BRING
Camo Facemask
Warm Hunting Clothing
Good Camouflage
Waterhunts, you will need good camo, and you may need chest waders.
Shot Size? HV #2 ducks and BB’s for geese.
Remember your license.


WE SUPPLY                                                                 
Shell and Full-Body Decoys
Comfortable Field Blinds
Excellent Calling and Equipment
Great Fields to hunt
Goose Busters Guide Service
Outfitter Rating
CatagoriesComments
Ranking
1-5 best
Outfitter Knowledge/Personality:Phil is an extremely knowledgable and experienced guide who knows what it takes to be successful and offer and enjoyable hunt.
5
Quality Of Equipment Used:Phil only uses the best decoys and equipment available to ensure continued success. Phil and his guides also know how to use their calls & flags
5
Opportunity To Take Game:Taking 25 birds in an hour is not the norm but Phil's intensive scouting ensures that there will always be an opportunity to take game on the hunt
5
Ability To Tailor Trip To Customer's Needs:Phil works hard to make sure that he is able to meet the needs of all of his clients.  He also uses the best equip & offers several hunting options
5
Quality Of Lodging & Meals:Although meals and lodging are not included in your daily hunt, Phil is very knowledgable about the area and can recommend several options as needed
3
Pricing Of Hunt & Additional Costs Of Trip:In 2006 Phil is finally raising his daily rate from $60 to $100.  Be assured this is money well spent as Phil definitely earns his money.
5
Overall Quality Of The Trip: Phil's in-depth preparation prior to the hunt was the key to our success.  He made sure we were on the X and then put the birds in our lap. Awesome Hunt
5
Overall Goose Busters Guide Service Scored 33 Out Of 35 Giving Them An "A" Rating. We Would Not Hesitate To Refer Them For Their "FIVE STAR" Guided Waterfowl Hunts!
33 / 35


For More Information
Please contact Goose Busters Guide Service
Phil Schmidt: owner
8517 Dempsey Ave. SW
Waverly, MN 55390
Phone: 612.325.9746
Email: philschmidt79@yahoo.com
Website: www.goosebustersgs.com





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