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O/T..WHO makes a good Goose Call??

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  1. yvonne

    yvonne Banned User Banned

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    I just got back from my trip to Quebec for a goose hunt. Came home with a dozen geese and alot of experience. It was actually my first time hitting geese. It was a good learning experience....The lead is not as great as I thought. (I got a DOUBLE!!!) Today, I went out Goose hunting locally and the fella I was with was too far to my left to see the geese coming in behind me. If I had a call I could have called them in (I think;) ) Anyone have any good ideas on a goose call for the novice???? If anyone wants a GREAT recipe for Pulled Goose (Like Pulled Pork for sandwiches) email me!
     
  2. winchesterm12

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    Big river flute call. My 3 year old can make it sound decent
     
  3. goosedowner

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    Big river calls are a good starter call but they don't have the range of a short reed call. I'm a big fan of Zink calls and their SR1 is a good choice for a first call. If you don't want to spend that much money on your first call you can pick up a RNT Goozilla for about $20 and they sound pretty good especially for the money.
     
  4. g7777777

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    There is essentially no noise that you can make that will not sound like some part of goose talk

    you dont need an expensive call- just go to wallmart and buy one or as mentioned aboove a goozilla for about 20 bucks at any outfitting place

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. Dr. Honk

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    Yvonne,

    I perfer a Foiles Migrators Straight Meat Honker. This is a short reed goose call and is easy to learn on. They are a bit pricey. Foiles also makes a lower end call that would also work. It is called a Meat Grinder.

    I would be interested in your recipe for pulled goose.
    Please e-mail to dgmattice@earthlink.net

    Dr. Honk
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Glynn Scobey.....

    Been using 'em since the late 70's.

    But with a good decoy spread, good blind and location....the best call most of the time....is no call!

    Curt
     
  7. roger8918

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    yvonne, I'm very interested in your recipe as we have a few big ones in the freezer. The photo below is from youth day this year. The one in the center in my son, Luke, and the one on the right is my daughter, Stephanie. What a day! If you look closely, Stephanie is shooting her 1100 trap, I think she had a 24 with it in practice today.

    Roger<br>
    coach@masondixonclaybusters.com


    [​IMG]
     
  8. yvonne

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    Here's the recipe!

    Saute one sliced onion and 1 Tbl minced garlic in 2 Tbl Olive oil. Add Goose Breast (2) and cook 5 minutes.

    Add 2 cups chicken bouillion and 2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce to crock pot. Add contents of frying pan. Cook on high Crock pot, covered tighly for 8 hours. Drain. Shred meat with a fork (NOW is a GOOD time to check for shot!!!) and mix with your favorite barbeque sauce. This recipe keeps for a week and reheats in the microwave nicely. (I added a little vinegar to my barbeque sauce) You can use the onions in the sauce or discard them, depending on your taste.
     
  9. Dove Commander

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    Tim Grounds Short Reed, but typical "ker-honker" will struggle to master it.
     
  10. hdskip

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    Hard to beat an old Olt 88.
     
  11. butcher

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    Just got back from Southern Illinois and purchased two goose calls made by Joe Chausse. They sound good, easy to blow and are reasonably priced. His website is dirtyjoe@dirtyjoeduckcalls.com.
     
  12. butcher

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    Sorry, that was his e-mail address. The website is dirtyjoeduckcalls.com
     
  13. M-16

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    A GOOSE sorry I couldn't resit
     
  14. M R Ducks

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    Flutes are the easiest to use and there are several for $20 -$50 you can buy at Bass Pro or the like that will work just fine. If you like to practice, and want better versatility, go with a single reed call. A good one (and by good I mean easy to play and get to break over), be ready to spend some $$ - $80 and up! But I have a cheaper way to get a $30 single reed to work ALMOST as well as an expensive one. Buy a $10 Duck Unlimited goose flute, and swap the flute end with the barrel end of your cheaper single reed. The slightly higher back pressure from the long flute makes a huge difference. If I get a chance I'll post some pics of mine later tonight. For about $40 you can have a single reed call that performs as well as most costing around $80. But the expensive singles are in a league of their own once you learn how to play them. And no, I'm not good enough to use my hane to create the proper back pressure on the cheap single reed.

    Joe
     
  15. EuroJoe

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    The very best is a modified Olt A-50. I guided in So. IL for years, & we all used them. Originally crafted by Paul Morgan of Union County Run-N-Lake club, I believe no longer in existence.Paul is 86 yrs old, and hunts ocasionally with
    Carlos Brown.
    The Tim Grounds call is a commercial version of this call, but are difficult to master,wind modulation and back pressure are necessary, but in the hands of a master, they are are hard to beat. It's more important to say the right thing at the right time, than which call you use.
     
  16. Setterman

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    Primos also makes a short reed call that sounds good (Not as good as the Tim Grounds call) and is easier to master. Buy the instruction tape with it. In a couple sessions you'll sound pretty decent. Practice in your shop or garage cause you'll drive your family nuts. Practice while you driving to work unless you carpool.
     
  17. A Sparks

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    Good novice call = Olt 88. I make a call that runs just like an 88

    I can make ya one of my "Pure Goose" calls out of acrylic or most any wood you'd like....so easy to run a dog could blow it. If ya don't like it you can have your money back.
     
  18. claybrdr

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    I have a 15 year old Olt 800 that was recommended years ago by our guide out of Chestertown, Md. That was what he used and he personally picked one out for me at some small sporting goods store where he tried several before buying it. I think it cost ten bucks. I finally had to mark it for identification since he kept trying to swap it for his!

    I agree that almost any call probably works about as well as the next as geese are not that hard to call.
     
  19. cubancigar2000

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    Goose livers, yummie
     
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