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OT Best goose call ??

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  1. Grade VI

    Grade VI Member

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    I'm looking to buy a new goose call for the coming goose season. I've looked at many different web sites and with so many to choose from and the price of some almost $200. I want one for Canada geese and hunt mostly in corn or grain fields. Need some expert advice............ thanks
     
  2. bridgetoofar

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    There are two basic type of calls, double reed and single reed. The older double reed is the easiest to use, but "once you learn how to use it", the single has more range and is better call overall. Most people, whether or not they know how to call, buy single reed calls today. Now, the are calls made three basic ways: Wood, Molded Plastic and Acryllic that is turned on a lathe. The better sounds, best range and the loudest are the Acryllic calls. They are also the most expensive if you don't count the fancy wood collector calls. You can get great sound and adequate volume from a molded call. Exactly which one to buy is up to you. As to which maker, it's one of those questions asked to 100 people and you'll get 100 answers. Pick one of the major call makers, decide whther or not you want the molded or turned call and then... have someone teach you how to call. I would rather hunt with qa guy with a $10 call who knows how to use it than someone blowing a $200 call that sounds like a ruptured loon. This time of the year there are usually reps from the call manufacturers at Bass Pro and at Cabellas who conduct classes. Being a GOOD caller takes practice and a bit of tallent. It's almost like learning how to play a musical instrument. Most guys should probably leave their calls in the pocket and rely on their decoys. Those who put in the effort to learn how to call can have more productive days.
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    The time my ex and I were working in the garden and I was raking soil...and I accidently poked her in the "you know what" on the backstroke with the end of the rake handle...Without a doubt THEE best goose call I've ever heard!!!!!
     
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    Tim Grounds Short reed.
     
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    Any type of goose flute will be the easiest. A good short reed call is the "Super Mag".
     
  6. Grade VI

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    Who makes the "super mag" and how much do they cost?
     
  7. BudLight

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    Grade VI, Check the website. Ron
     
  8. roger8918

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    Love my Money Maker....very easy to learn.
     
  9. StonewallRacing

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    I kinda like the Foiles Migrators calls.

    http://www.foilesstraitmeat.com/home


    HOWEVER..... I still carry and use my good ol' Faulks that cost a lot less $$.

    SW
     
  10. shooterIII

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    The best goose call I ever had was a Herter's, but they are not available anymore, but no mater how good a call you have it is like trapshooting the more you practice the better you will be. I mean LOTS OF PRACTICE!!!!!!!
     
  11. Tom Ruble

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    The goose call I used with the most success, was made by Ken Martin of Olive Branch, Illinois. Ken taught me to use it over the telephone, as I lived in Michigan and he in Illinois. Ken was an enjoyable person to have a conversation with, although I only knew him over the phone. He is deceased now but I suspect some of his calls are still around, in fact, I bought an extra or two in case I happened to lose my first one. Didn't happen though, thank goodness. Break 'em all! Tom Ruble
     
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    zink calls i have used alot of differnt calls and the zink is the best i can find
     
  13. hrosik123

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    Grade vi, the easiest and most effective call you could get would be Sean Mann Eastern Shoreman. It's a flute call. Easy to use and requirs little back pressure. You can call like a pro in about 20 min. Be aware of short reeds. They sound great, but take a little time to master. The Mann call will cost you 60 bucks out of Cabelas. For short reeds, you can find great turned acrylic calls on ebay for two thirds less than the brand name calls that sound just as good. Do a little research, but i would never spend 200 on a call. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
  14. Remstar311

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    Dicks has both the Sean Mann Shoreman and the super mag. Both are about 60 bucks. I like the shoreman but I think it breaks to easy for my style.
     
  15. grnberetcj

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    The absolute best call is simply a 100 lb. sack of corn......sheesh!!

    Curt
     
  16. grnberetcj

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    John's (Taylor) calls are outstanding.

    Curt
     
  17. redjones

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    I have never heard of a double reed Goose call I think your are talking about duck calls.
    Anyway some short reed Goose calls are much easier to learn and blow (less air)than others.
    Tim Grounds makes exellent calls but is not a call I would choose for someone just learning (too much air and lots of hand motion),Zink makes a great call also,but I would stay away from any of there flared bbl. calls they are not the best for a beginner.
    There are lots of Short reed calls on the market today,and if you are serious about learning how use a short reed it will be the best thing in my opinion that you can do to up your odds of killing Geese besides being exactly where the Geese want to be (The X).
    While its not easy to learn its worth to at least give it a fair shot,thats why I would start with a call thats easy on the pocket book and still gives you good sound and is easy to learn on.
    I would give one of these a try first:
    Goosilla I think is how its spelled-$20-25 bucks,easy to learn on and sounds good,plus resonable.
    Primos Honky Talk $20-25 bucks,same as above, good call for the beginner
    Cabelas or Bass Pro carries them,if you decide short reeds are not for you then you are not out much and could give it to a kid to try.
    If you are set on buying a better call (acrylic) then I would give Foiles calls a look,the one I would try first is the Straight Meat Honker,very easy to blow and sounds exellent,you can pick them up used for around $100.00 or less.
    If you can find someone that could help you out it makes learning alot easier,
    It will be like a light bulb turning on when you finally get it,its not hard to do its just tough to learn at first.
    Good luck and have a great season.


    Greg
     
  18. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I'm telling you.,...my ex's goose call was far better and louder that any lil ol piece o tubing you could toot on!!
     
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    Olt #800...don't know if they still exist. When we had our store about a doz years ago, we sold lots and lots of them, the guides at Orvis etc. liked them alot too. Dirt cheap and good!
     
  20. Dr. Honk

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    I am partial to Foiles - Straight Meat Honker.
    I also have a Foiles - Meat Grinder as a back up.

    Dr. Honk
     
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