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Honker Call

Postby _chasecarson123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:44 pm

Any recommendations of a good goose call for a beginner goose caller? Looking to get one next season.


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Re: Honker Call

Postby _chasecarson123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:45 pm

Maybe a lares?


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Re: Honker Call

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:48 pm

Zink all the way.
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Re: Honker Call

Postby OregonSpeck85 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:19 pm

What ever call you get, get a bad grammer calling cd. Probably the best investment a beginner caller can make. Now for calls that are easy I perfer a bill Saunders traffic. Either in acrylic if you got the money or poly. A great call that sounds awesome. Also look at Gander Valley and Field proven calls. Both great companies that make good calls. Infact I'm buying a gvcc's triple x very soon!
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Re: Honker Call

Postby ColoradoGooser » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:43 pm

_chasecarson123 wrote:Any recommendations of a good goose call for a beginner goose caller? Looking to get one next season.


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Re: Honker Call

Postby B.E.Nelli » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:54 pm

I started on a Foiles straight meat honker. It was super easy to blow. Now whether you want to support a man with his ethical standards is another topic for discussion.
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Re: Honker Call

Postby NVDuckSlapper » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:21 am

Zink Paralyzer SR-1 super easy call to blow excellent to learn on
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Re: Honker Call

Postby cluckmeister » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:37 pm

Try a Sean Mann Eastern Shoreman acrylic
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Re: Honker Call

Postby J-Mo720 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:04 pm

X2 on bad grammar DVD I am also a beginner it helped me a lot also I have the Field Proven Ploy Raptor and really like it.


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Re: Honker Call

Postby ram4gordon » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:36 pm

Gander Valley PCS its a great all around call
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Re: Honker Call

Postby Josh Brugmans » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:26 pm

Been a huge fan of the GK Canuck for a long time now, super easy to blow and my go to hunting call. Really really loud but can get soft when you need it to be
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Re: Honker Call

Postby _chasecarson123 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:06 pm

Ok thanks everyone who imputed on this topic. I went with lares and I easily produce the basic sounds of a good. Haven't really tried anything fancy on it yet.


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Re: Honker Call

Postby brent4hire » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:22 am

They're pretty much all the same - that is they run the same way. Internal dimensions, guts, and tuning will affect how easily they break over, but they all break over the same way. Find one that fits comfortably in your hand and at your mouth - buy it, have it tuned on the light side, and have at'r.

Calls that I've found to be especially light to break into clucks - Bay Country Shore Thing, Big Sean (either of them - I can't run them worth a damn - they break so easy that even different guts with full reeds won't work for me), Zink LM-1 or Money Maker, and numerous others.

I started out on a SR-1 - it's a good call, but runs a little differently in that the hand action is more of a cupping. This made transitioning to others calls a little more of a task at the beginning, and once I did, I couldn't stand the SR-1 anymore. I usually tell guys to avoid that call as a starter for that very reason. I prefer to set up beginning callers with something that can be tuned stiffer, but runs well tuned light - GK's, GVCC, LMC - that way you can adjust the call as you develop, and the transition to different calls is a little more natural. YMMV.
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Re: Honker Call

Postby Marcus Riley » Sun May 18, 2014 8:32 am

I agree with quite a few here try a GVCC Powerhouse or PCS and you will be set up for a good start. Nice thing is both calls are ones you will never out grow.
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Re: Honker Call

Postby KyMike » Tue May 20, 2014 5:44 pm

I learned on a Buck Garner Canada Hammer. I have had many more expensive calls but none that run as easy as the CH. It is not the best call by far but it will kill geese and is easy to use to learn how to call.
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Re: Honker Call

Postby sowthpaw5 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:26 am

NVDuckSlapper wrote:Zink Paralyzer SR-1 super easy call to blow excellent to learn on


I'll second this. Paralyzer is loud enough for open water, has nice low end finesse, and beginner friendly.


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Re: Honker Call

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:37 pm

sowthpaw5 wrote:
NVDuckSlapper wrote:Zink Paralyzer SR-1 super easy call to blow excellent to learn on


I'll second this. Paralyzer is loud enough for open water, has nice low end finesse, and beginner friendly.


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Re: Honker Call

Postby cuppedandkilled » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:19 pm

Winglock Longneck. Easy to blow and can do it all.
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