You’ve probably heard the phrase “If you want to catch a goose, you have to think like a goose.” It might sound a little corny, but it’s true. The best way to hunt geese is to figure out what they want, and make them think that you have it. This is why the best call to learn when learning to hunt geese, is the low, confident murmur of a feeding flock. If the geese think that you’re a goose with food, they’ll want to take it from you. The easiest prey, and the best places to start Read the rest of this entry »
When you are hunting geese, one of the most important things for you to consider is your goose call. A goose call is a device that you use to signal to geese that it is safe, and you will find that choosing the right one can make a huge difference to your success as a hunter! Consider some important facts that you need to be aware of.
One important thing that you should remember is that the weather Read the rest of this entry »
Hunting for geese can be a really exciting and rewarding experience. If you are an avid goose hunter, one thing you should consider investing in is a half breed goose call. Below is a list of some of the benefits of using half breed goose calls.
1. Many Geese Are Half Breeds
A good portion of geese in the wild are indeed half breeds. Like many kinds of animals, geese have the ability to cross breed with geese that are not of the same breed. Not every goose you find in Read the rest of this entry »
How do you make a goose call? My wife asked me this question the other day as we were doing some research for a kitchen remodel on http://www.homeproimprovement.com/. This question gets tossed around a lot – and there’s no simple answer. However, there are a few basic things you should understand about goose calling:
1. There are no shortcuts to choosing guts (the tone board and wedge). Unlike duck calls, goose calls have a number of variables (barrel dimensions, keg dimensions, gut/reed combo), but both take a considerable amount of practice.
2. A great way to learn how to call geese is to watch and listen to live geese.
3. Determine your budget before purchasing a goose call. More expensive doesn’t necessarily mean higher quality. More times than not, the type of material, manufacturing process and usefulness of the call is what dictates the cost.
4. Make sure you choose a goose call that feels comfortable in your hand. They come in a variety of different shapes and feel/fit is an important aspect of goose calling.
5. Make sure you match the call to the sub-species of goose that you’re hunting. Not all geese sound the same, so it’s essential that you have the appropriate tool for the hunt.
There are no restrictions to the kind of hobbies one can indulge in. Nurturing a hobby for hunting requires that you learn all the tricks that go with this. If your penchant is hunting geese, you may want to master making goose calls.
Ancient times demanded that the hunter had to actually use their vocals to imitate the sound of geese. With geese being smart enough to recognize calls that are not right, the hunter who was Read the rest of this entry »
There are some debates among fowl hunters as to if it is better to utilize electric or hand calls to attract geese. Most will go with their gut feelings or a simple matter of preference, but there have actually been studies that have evaluated wild geese reactions to electric calls, vs. hand calls and silence. Before delving into the debate of electric vs. hand calls it is worth noting that geese responded best to silence.
Whenever considering what is best you really have to account for the human factor. An inexperienced hand caller will be trumped Read the rest of this entry »
Modern goose calls are manufactured using scientific data and instruments that digitally compare the resulting sound with real geese music. While the calls of a previous age were manufactured by craftsmen who went by their own ears and field experience, modern units are exacting.
Some clever people are able to mimic the sound of a goose or duck by blowing their lips like a trumpet into their cupped hands. While some hunters are good enough at this to use it as a hunting tool, Read the rest of this entry »
Goose calling can be an effective and fun way to help catch and hunt geese. To goose call, one should first have an adequate high quality goose caller. One must also realize that when to use the goose caller is as important as how to use it. Incorporating a decoy and flag with the goose calling is a great technique as well.
There are various types of goose callers on the market. These devices imitate and mimic the sounds of actual geese and other types of Read the rest of this entry »
If you have a goose call but find yourself wondering how to use it, fortunately there are very simple steps and you will be effectively calling in geese in no time. Geese utilize a wide range of sounds, despite the uniform clacking that is characteristic of their behavior. They use subtle fluctuations in pitch and rhythm to communicate with one another, and once you manage to emulate that with your call, you can communicate with the geese effectively yourself.
The tone of the call depends on how you blow into it, the amount of air force Read the rest of this entry »