Western MN giant canada goose hunting is truly our bread and butter and the back bone of our guide service. These honker hunts are a mere two hours west of Minneapolis/St Paul, off the infamous Lac qui parle & Big Stone refuges. We provide our clients with a unique waterfowling experience because of the sheer volume of canada geese that migrate through the area.

Lac qui parle and Big Stone are an extended resting stop for both giant canada geese and the eastern prairie population of canada geese and peak migration numbers range from 75,000-125,000!  This area is home to some world class canada goose hunting.

Our MN Goose hunts are almost exclusively dry field hunts conducted from layout blinds or our spacious and comfortable in ground pits.  We hunt a 30-40 mile radius from our lodge and have scouts pounding the pavement every day searching for tomorrow’s honey hole.

One of the things that truly make our hunts goose hunts unique is our guides willingness to go the extra mile when it comes to decoys.  Your guides have thousands of full body, shell and silohouette canada goose decoys available to them every day!

Our western MN goose hunts will be run in groups of 6-8 hunters.  Parties that book with 7 hunters will have a private hunt with just their party and their  guides.

5 Day Guided Goose Hunts with 5 nights lodging

  • Adult – $1750/gun
  • Youth (15/under) – $1650

3 Day Guided Goose Hunts with 3 nights lodging

  •  Adults – $1050/gun
  • Youth – $950/gun

Weekend Hunt (Full Day Saturday/Half Day Sunday) & 2 nights lodging

  • Adults – $675/gun
  • Youth – $600/gun (16 & Under)

The Maxxed Out Lodge

  • Our newly renovated lodge is a great place to kick back and relax before and after your hunt.  We provide all the bedding, linens and towels and have screaming fast wifi, a Traeger & gas grill, large deck and fire pit, flat screen tv’s to catch the big game and more.  We have 7 rooms with two twin beds and 2 rooms with one queen.  Each room will sleep two guests.  You can get more information by clicking HERE.

Gun Rentals

  • If you don’t feel like traveling/flying with your gun you can rent them from us.  We have a fleet of Benelli & Franchi semi autos we rent to our clients for $50/day.

Videography Services

  • If you’d like to capture the memories of your hunt forever our videography services are a great add on to your hunt.  For more information on having your hunt recorded in HD, edited and put on a DVD click here
I have hunted and fished for over 40 years with numerous guides. I experienced a first this year with the honesty Graham uses with his clients. In all my experiences, I have never had a guide that was more honest and up front with me. I really appreciate this and I absolutely will use him in the future.
Mike Mitchel
Great group of hunters. They always have successful hunts and are very professional and makes safety a priority. If you want to introduce your child to hunting, boy and girls are welcome.
Laurie Magnuson Helgason
You want a real goose hunt call these guys! They will take you out for the time of your life!
Jeffrey Mitten

We don’t hold any dates until your deposit is in.  Deposits can be taken by a credit card over the phone, paypal, venmo or a check in the mail.  We recommend a card over the phone, venmo or paypal as they are the easiest and quickest way that dates can be reserved.  If you choose to send a check please know your dates can’t be reserved until your check has been received.

We provide everything needed to be successful in the field, blinds, calling, decoys, flags etc

Here’s what you need to make sure you bring for your hunt

  • Guns (unless your renting from us)
  • MN small game license, state waterfowl stamp, state pheasant stamp (if hunting pheasants) and federal waterfowl stamp.
  • All shotguns must have a plug in to hold no more than 3 total shells.
  • Weather appropriate hunting clothing
  • Ammo (3’s or 4’s for ducks and 2’s and BB or BBB for geese).  Steel shot only.
  • Snacks for blind but no coolers, please only bring the minimum into the field.  NO ALCOHOL
  • Please make sure everyone in your group brings a face mask or face paint!  This is very important!

Want more information on what a typical day of MN goose hunting looks like with us?  Click Here

Deposits and Refund policy –  We require a deposit of $300/person via card over the phone, paypal (Graham@maxxedoutguides) or venmo (@maxxedoutguides) to book a Minnesota Goose or Duck Hunt.

Deposits are 100% non refundable.  Last minute cancellations will forfeit their deposit.  If weather or birds require us to postpone your hunt, your deposit will simply be re-applied to a later date this season or next.  No exceptions.

If you’d like more information on the history of the Lac qui parle refuge Click Here