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Beginner Canada goose call

Postby DC KILLER » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:29 pm

Goin to Canada this october. Experienced duck caller but goose callin, not so much. What is a good beginner call. Easy to blow and capable of sounding legit.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby shootable Goose » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:23 pm

What's your budget? Call Mark at Gander Valley custom calls. His line off calls are some of the easiest to blow on the market. I would recommend the p.c.s(population control specialist) its very realistic and easy to blow. Also his calls are relatively cheap for acrylic calls compared to the big names out there. It's not gunna blow the bank but you will get an awsome call to last a lifetime. :thumbsup:
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby fsulaxer » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:36 pm

I definetly would go with an acrylic. Don't waste the money on a poly call. I tell everyone who i know that started to spend some time at a shop blow a ton of calls try them ALL. A good goose call is an investment if you find one that works with you go for it. you know it will last forever and most will have some sort of warentee. I know the Strait Meat Honker is a super easy to blow call and the guys at FMI will treat you right, they will get it shipped and in most cases there is a staffer in your neck of the woods who can help you tune it, or even help ya to get started. The customer service can't be beat and like i said its an investment so don't let the sticker price scare you on any calls. If it works go with it.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby goosehunter64 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:43 am

Hey DC,
Me and many others on here use WingLock Calls. http://www.winglockcalls.com/goosecalls.htm Very easy to operate and easy on the pocket book. You can dish out the money for an acrylic call and that's fine, but don't over look delrin calls or wooden calls. I would suggest you go to a store that sells various brands and try them out. Us sitting here behind a keyboard can only suggest our favorite makers...and they may not be what you are looking for.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:22 am

DC KILLER wrote:Goin to Canada this october. Experienced duck caller but goose callin, not so much. What is a good beginner call. Easy to blow and capable of sounding legit.



It is going to take some time to sound legit. It is usually the caller, not the call. With that said, the best thing is to go to a store and try some different calls and pick the one you like the best. Price range will be key also, so until I know your price range, I can't really give you ideas.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby WiHonker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:37 am

Just about any call can be tuned to break over easy. Try a bunch out and find one that you feel comfortable with. Get a good instructional such as Bad Grammer, 100% All Goose, or Honker Talk and practice, practice, practice.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:15 am

I learned on a Buck Gardner Canada Hammer II. It's like $20 and comes with a dvd and an electronic calling coach. Great for the money.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby noweil » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:28 pm

You want a call that is easy to blow a flute call will be easier to learn to blow than a short reed. A Big River Long Honker is easy to blow and sounds good.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby dsm16428 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:18 pm

noweil wrote:You want a call that is easy to blow a flute call will be easier to learn to blow than a short reed. A Big River Long Honker is easy to blow and sounds good.


The problem with that is once he gets the flute down and decides to maybe go to a short reed, it'll take that much longer to transition over to the short reed. Give Rick at Wing Lock a call. He'll set you up right. I also LOVE my GK Delrin Gen II Slayer. Easy to run, proven quality guts and only runs around 65 bucks. :thumbsup:
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:26 pm

noweil wrote:You want a call that is easy to blow a flute call will be easier to learn to blow than a short reed. A Big River Long Honker is easy to blow and sounds good.


Yes, but a short-reed will, over time, allow him to do more advanced sounds :thumbsup:
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby Scotty2hotty » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:12 pm

I would recommend a P.C.S or Hybrid call Mark at Gander Valley.He has no problem giving calling instruction over the phone.
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Re: Beginner Canada goose call

Postby Doyle Tobel » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:31 pm

I will agree with a few guys above me, check out the guys at Gander Valley, best goose calls I have tried and I do my best to try them all. They have a nice in hand feel, and a tone or pitch not sure what you call it but it sounds awesome and I get better results during season. I have been calling Mark for lessons on the spit moan sequence. He is a great guy that knows his business and his way around a call. Give them a look.
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