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Michigan goose calls?

Postby thaner » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:14 pm

I know this is not the goose call forum but I want to get a new short reed for next year and I want to know what people in this area are using that works good for a hunting call. I hunt mid and west side of the state. I just started on the short reeds last year. I am using a Honky Tonk, Tim Grounds Super Mag poly, and I just got the goozilla. So far I can do some stuff on them all and they all have dif. pitch. The goozilla is real easy to blow and I can do everything on it and it is the fastest I have tried so far. I did try the SR-1 and SMH; the SMH was very nice and I am thinking of getting one if the cost is justified. I see a lot of recommendations for these, but for our area and real hunting conditions what works best around here? How about the Tim Grounds half-breed?

What's the best hunting call for the geese in my area?
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Postby quackerkiller » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:00 am

i hunt eastern side of the state and i blow lynch mob calls for hunting and comp. very good call. very well made and lynch is from Mi. PM if you have any other questions
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Postby Cobra » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:28 am

Sounds as if you have a decent set of call already. What I've found with some of the guys I hunt with is that they can use them fairly well but they don't stick with them long enough to really get them to work/sing like they're capable. Have a bucket full of calls myself but have went back to the calls I was using 10 - 15 years ago. I'm comfortable and understand them without thinking. Practice. practice, practice is the key. Most calls can make many more useable sounds than you think.
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Postby goosecaller » Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:58 am

I hunt the southeast side of the state. I use the GK Giant Killer. To me, it is the best call that I own. It is easy to blow and will do what you need it to do. That is my recommendation. But just get one that you are comfortable with and stick with it.
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:13 pm

Buy the call you sound good on, whether it be a $150 Foiles or a $20 Buck Gardner.For me I like my SMH
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Postby duckman3.5 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:50 am

I hunt the middle of the state (north of Lansing South of Alma) and have had great success with the Intimidator (Bartman Call)
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Postby Duck Heaven » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:48 pm

duckman3.5 wrote:I hunt the middle of the state (north of Lansing South of Alma) and have had great success with the Intimidator (Bartman Call)

I second that opinion .....

I own a couple of Bartman's Goose Calls ... as well as a few of his duck calls ..... and I find them absolutely awesome and easy to use :thumbsup:

As of this writing ... Bartman is undertaking orders for a new ...all-exclusive special edition .... hand made Goose Call ... that will sell for around $100.

His works are sure to become collectors items ...as well as awesome notes ... that his calls provide! :thumbsup:

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Postby Randy Loker » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Hey man, I just moved to Jackson from Kalamazoo. I know how smart those Upjohn geese can be. I use Lewis Custom Calls made by David Lewis. He just move to north of Scotts from Kalamazoo. His calls are goose killin' machines. I used to use a SMH, not anymore(got rid of the thing). The Michigander from LCC is so much easier to blow and I can call so much faster on it. The good news is that they only cost $75 :mrgreen:
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Postby thaner » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:22 am

Hay thanks. I get out to the Scotts area from time to time. I was just out there a couple weeks ago shooting crows and should be back in a week or two for some turkey hunting. I'll give him a call.
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Postby pike_mazter » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:17 am

I have good luck with Quakhead's Goozilla. It retails for about 25 bucks and is super easy to blow with a good sound for a poly call!
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Postby FOWLMAN1 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:21 pm

Another :thumbsup: for Lynch Mob calls,But if you want try several to see what you like,But i also recommend Lynch Mob Calls.
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