Snow goose hunts are not really thought of as a gentlemans hunt but can be if your party wants it to be. Most people think of a snow goose hunt as they can do something that they can't throughout the rest of the fall season by using unplugged shot guns and ecallers to get wary snows in close. So most people like to put shots down range. We decoy large groups of birds and if you want to rack up a good pile it really helps to put shots down range to get the total harvest up. Having 6-8 guys shooting with tube extensions. But if you have a group and want to shoot the way it would be most enjoyable you can do whatever you want in the hunt. Most important is everyone is gun safe while in the field.
Reason why snow goose guides want a larger party is for 2 reasons but by far the biggest reason for me is so we can get everyhing set up and picked up in a timely fashion when running full bodies. If you hunt with someone with socks it's probably atleast 4 times easier to pick things up but a full body spread is the most labor intensive but by far the most effective. In South Dakota we move pretty much daily so like I have already stated but can can't state enough is that its a lot of work. The other reason is you can hide a larger party and still be effective in hunting them along with decoying larger groups of birds so everyone gets good shots so you can book more people per day. But like I said the first reason is the most important for me.
Having a good group of guys to set up the decoys, ecallers, flyers, and blinds is a lot of help otherwise it would take you all night to set everything up. It already takes a couple hrs with a group of people.
Snow goose hunting is not for everyone but we have a lot of repeat hunters. Its always a great experience in the waterfowl world watching 50-100 or over a 1000 geese circle their way down right into the pocket. We still try and get birds right in your face for close shooting.