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#5608180 - 02/19/15 10:50 AM Goose calls
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What goose calls are yall using? Looking for something easy to blow that doesn't take a ton of air. I'm thinking the zink call of death. Any other recommendations?

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#5608206 - 02/19/15 11:12 AM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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I have a COD. I don't know how to blow a goose call. I'm awful. I have heard others blow the COD just fine.


Edited by jdk1985 (02/19/15 11:13 AM)

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#5608207 - 02/19/15 11:12 AM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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Originally Posted By: REQ
zink call of death


this sounds very serious
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#5608255 - 02/19/15 11:43 AM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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Right now I am using the cheap poly quackhead speckle belly and canada calls. I got the spec for free by paying $7 shipping and the other was academy for $15 maybe. I am developing a speckle belly myself but it is not completed. I am trying to figure out what on the guts makes it easier for a yodal on the speck. It aint easy with just a wood file.

There is no need to drop a lot of cash on a call. I would put that free quackhead spec call up against any $150-$200 spec call and hang right there with them.
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#5608280 - 02/19/15 11:57 AM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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Registered: 07/03/10
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: REQ
What goose calls are yall using? Looking for something easy to blow that doesn't take a ton of air. I'm thinking the zink call of death. Any other recommendations?


The COD has a super cheesy name, but IMO it is one of the best sounding goose calls out there. The Tim Grounds supermag is another great sounding call.
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#5608319 - 02/19/15 12:17 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
It ain't the hammer, it's the carpenter.

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#5608710 - 02/19/15 04:23 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: Whitecrow]
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Originally Posted By: Whitecrow
It ain't the hammer, it's the carpenter.


But quality tools makes the job easier!

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#5608859 - 02/19/15 05:47 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: Leonardo]
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Originally Posted By: Leonardo
Originally Posted By: Whitecrow
It ain't the hammer, it's the carpenter.


But quality tools makes the job easier!


Agreed, just seems like there is a bunch of people that think you have to have a $300 acrylic kazoo to kill a bird.

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#5608985 - 02/19/15 06:58 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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RNT Goose Hunter, good call for the price. Not the best but easy to use
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#5609325 - 02/19/15 11:22 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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Registered: 08/31/05
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Loc: North Texas
If your thinking the COD, I assume your hunting Canadas then. Lots of money does not always equal the best call for "you". From what I have seen hunting with other people, goose calling styles vary way more than duck calling. I recommend visiting a Cabelas, Bass Pro, etc. where there are lots of calls you can hands on try out. There are some high end calls that just did not sing to me when I tried them or do not fit my calling style.

What I use is a Patriot, http://www.cuttdowncalls.com/goose-calls.htm and happy enough with it, that one would be hard pressed to talk me into changing. I can make that call sound like a lot of geese at once, though I could see myself using a Tim Grounds for a little different sound or as my backup.
I used the Poly "Loudmouth" for a long time with great success, then went to their Patriot in Texas Bo Darc & Acrylic. Only I found the wood call was cut straight bore with a sharp edge on the inside the mouth that was uncomfortable. I dremeled it till it had the same bore and shape as my old Loudmouth to get the sound I wanted. Extremely happy with it now, but I would buy the poly or Acrylic and stay away from the wood one if someone were interested in that call.

From picking them up and trying them, if I just wanted to have a more expensive call around my neck, I would buy one of the high end Tim Grounds short reeds. Personally the Zincs calls I tried do not sing to me, but it could just be the particular calls I picked up had been messed with or tuned wrong. My old backups and guest calls that I can make sound good without a lot of effort are inexpensive Quackhead and Gardner Honker calls.

I also use an old Lohman Goose Flute that has changeable rings to tune the back pressure that I really like, but it is mostly my resident Canada calls for it's deep herronk sound. The current Lohman Big River flute makes a good old school magnum goose sound as well IMHO. And my current guest call is a Tim Grounds Old School, but it is a one trick pony resonant cavity type calls that makes a honk that even a first time hunter could use.

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#5609610 - 02/20/15 08:25 AM Re: Goose calls [Re: wal1809]
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Flextone makes a $10 goose call that works as well as any other call on the market. I've seen (and used) that call to pull tons of birds without worrying about losing or damaging a more expensive call which is basically a $50 or $100 bill hanging off a string around your neck.

Get a goose flag while you're at it. You can flag birds to your doorstep, with or without a call.

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#5610764 - 02/20/15 07:46 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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Free calls
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#5611015 - 02/20/15 09:58 PM Re: Goose calls [Re: REQ]
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thats straight talent right there
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#5615155 - 02/23/15 11:18 AM Re: Goose calls [Re: beaversnipe]
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: beaversnipe




Dang, that honker and mallard feed call are dead on.

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