How to pick the perfect goose call

Guest Post:

Goose hunting is a sport that has soared in popularity in the hunting community of late.  The reasons for this are somewhat obvious given the burgeoning population of both the Canada goose and the Snow goose.  Heck, when you look at the snow goose population they even have special seasons in the spring to try and curb the overall amount of birds due to them ruining the breeding grounds in Canada.  Another key thing that I think a lot of people miss when they assess the reason that goose hunting is so popular is the ability to use a goose call to bring the birds in close and personal.

A good duck caller can help bring birds close, but a good goose caller will assuredly put more meat on the table.  No doubt that the most important thing is to be in the right spot (as it is with all hunting), a person in the right spot with a poor call is going to struggle mightily.

So when it comes to picking the perfect goose call it is important to note your level of expertise.  If you are a new and beginning goose hunter you should try and go with the easiest call possible to blow well.  Invariably this will be a wood call and more specifically I would recommend the goose flute.  This call has a pretty good range and is relatively easy to call well with.

If you are graduating into a more deeper understanding of what a goose call can do, a short reed goose call is right up your alley.  This call is much harder for a beginner to use well, but the range and sheer number of calls possible is night and day compared to a standard goose call.

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