World-Class Guided Snow Goose Hunting

Welcome to South Central Snows

Illinois Snow Goose Hunting At Its Best

Carlyle Lake is the largest wholly contained lake within the state of Illinois. This area is one of the most desirable waterfowl and snow goose hunting locations in both Illinois and the greater Midwest. South Central Snows Outfitters offers exclusive access to privately held locations in the most desirable areas.  All hunts are managed by owner Scott Gower. Scott and his team of experienced guides will determine the optimal location and setup for your hunt.
goose hunters posing in front of geese

Why Choose South Central Snows

We have several locations on different sides of Carlyle Lake to take advantage of flight patterns. Our experienced guides will determine where the best position will be for your hunt. All the pits are surrounded by at least 4,000 full-body Dakota Decoys and other motion flyers.

Day of the Hunt

The morning of the hunt you will arrive at South Central Snows in Keyesport Illinois at 4:30 a.m.  Once there you will meet the owner, Scott Gower, and his professional guides.  Before heading out to your hunting location with your guide everyone will receive a safety briefing.  You will then head out to your heated pit surrounded by a decoy spread of over 4000 full body and motion decoys.  Shooting time starts one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.  

2023-2024 Spring Light Snow Goose Conservation Season

 February 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

Snow Geese, Blue Geese, and Ross Geese—No Bag Limit

About South Central Snows

Hello Everyone,

My name is Scott Gower and I am proud to present South Central Snows Outfitters. I am 43 years old and a very passionate outdoorsman.

We are located in South Central Illinois and will be hunting around the largest body of water in the state, Carlyle Lake. For many years we have had the largest wintering flock of snow geese in the central midwest. We have surpassed the million bird mark at the peak of migration with numbers growing every year.

My goal at South Central Snows Outfitters is to provide the most comfortable snow goose hunt possible, with all new decoys and callers plus 30-foot all steel pits that will be a truly awesome experience!

Hope to see you soon at South Central Snows Outfitters.


Duck Hunting is Now Available

What Our Clients Are Saying

male hunter holding up a snow goose

Our Location

Located in South Central Illinois IL