Our Guides

Snow Goose Commanders has spent the last 17 years chasing snow geese all over the United States. Starting in Arkansas all the way to South Dakota, Snow Goose Commanders has guided thousands of hunters on multiple successful spring snow goose hunts across the Midwest. We offer our customers skilled guides and the large decoy spreads consisting of the best snow goose decoys on the market.

Garrett Krzysiak

I’m Garrett Krzysiak, born and raised in Northern Michigan. I’ve had the opportunity to spend most of my life chasing Sea Ducks and migrating Canada Geese. I’m a state champion duck caller, a veteran waterfowl guide, a dog trainer, and the general manager of Snow Gooose Commander, LLC. As general manager of SGC, I’m committed to making the hunt and the entire experience amazing. When you book a hunt with Garrett, his yellow 4-legged friend, and veteran gun dog, Sadie will be right there with him. Garret’s primary goal is to please people and ensure that everyone has a fun, safe, and memorable hunt!

Mark Henry

I began pursuing my dream of guiding hunts when I was 19 years old. What started as deer and turkey hunts, turned into Snow Goose Commander. One day when setting out decoys thousands of Snow Geese swarmed the sky. As I watched them I realized, I don’t just love the hunt, I love the show these Snow Geese put on. Whether you carry a gun or a camera our family wanted to share this beauty with others. So we intentionally created an affordable hunt, with a desire to watch the sport of snow geese hunting grow. It is now one of the world’s most popular spring hunts! Words can’t describe it, it’s something you have to experience yourself. This is why despite rising prices, we remain committed to keeping our guided tours inexpensive, just as we’ve done for the past 17 years.

Gage Krzysiak

Hey, I’m Gage! I’ve been an avid waterfowl hunter since I was a little kid. Being out in the fields with my dad, grandpa, and brother was one of my favorite things to do growing up. My brother, Garrett, and I spent most of our days waterfowl hunting and competition calling. It was the one thing could do together without fighting. To this day we can both be found out in the fields. The difference is now, we can share this passion with others. The value of a good hunt goes beyond how many you killed, it’s in the relationships you build while out there. I go above and beyond to satisfy my hunters from being comfortable in the blind to shooting piles. I’d rather go duck and goose hunting any day of the week over deer hunting. Waterfowl hunting is more than a sport for me, it’s a way of life.

Ben Nelson

Hi friends! My name is Ben Nelson I was born and raised here in Midwest Minnesota. My love for hunting waterfowl started 20 years ago when my dad asked if I wanted to “go chase birds”. At the time, I had no idea what that meant, but we were up at the crack of dawn, setting up decoys and listening to the divers fly over our heads. From then on, I have fallen in love with this sport and am excited to be going into my third year of guiding waterfowl. When I am not out hunting, I am running equipment and making aggregate products at local gravel pits. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, my beautiful girlfriend, and our 3 dogs. This venture has allowed me to meet so many friends who I can now call family and I can’t wait to start another year sharing my passion with others.

Ted Heideman

A carpenter by trade, Ted has been an avid outdoorsman and hunter since he was old enough to hold a shotgun. From whitetail deer to turkey to geese and everything in between, he has the experience and drive to make the best of every day spent outdoors.  Conservation and land management are an important aspect of Ted’s hunts, as evidenced by his 20+ years as the local Duck’s Unlimited Chapter President.  Even with decades of experience hunting waterfowl from Canada down to Arkansas, for him there’s nothing better than what he truly loves, a day spent out in the fields with nature.