Looking to completely upgrade Goose and Duck calls

Discussion in 'Duck & Goose Calling Forum' started by Sstwrt226, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    And you'll be cheating yourself and whatever calls you wish to audition if you don't learn to tune them for personal best fit first.
     
  2. BDavis

    BDavis New Member

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    A little late to the party but for duck calls I have really taken a liking to Ducklander calls. I have a con artist Hancut in Hedge and a sinner in cocobolo. I have not tried a lot of brands but just love the way these calls run. I also have not had any issues with them freezing I. The cold weather we get here late season in MA. I have become somewhat addicted to buying and trading goose calls. I’ve had a field proven aftershock, Saunders traffic outfitter, banded wrecking ball, Zink Nos, Goey Gunner, Rick Hahne Honk hammer in some kind of Burl wood and a Gander Valley PCs in Sugar almond wood. All that remain are the Rick Hahne, Gander Valley and the Goey. The Goey probably won’t be on my lanyard for next season but I’m going to hang on to it for my son as it’s a very quiet call. Anyway good luck.
     
  3. jzoo

    jzoo Senior Refuge Member

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    Here's a vote for RM duck calls and Molt Gear goose calls.
    Pry the best piece of advice i can give is go on the facebook call trader pages and trade calls til you are blue in the face. You can pretty much try out as many calls as you want for just shipping cost by trading other people calls.
     
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  4. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    My advice on upgrading is........DON"T DO IT....... You'll just get addicted to buying expensive calls like the rest of us.

    That being said, I think every duck hunter should own at least one RNT acrylic duck call. Short barrels are great for beginners.
     
  5. ducksinwv

    ducksinwv Senior Refuge Member

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    I like Wood/Acrylic, Wood/Wood, or Acrylic/Acrylic. To me and most I hunt with you can tell a difference in the poly calls. Not saying you can't kill them with poly, but that they don't produce the same quality of sound. In WV we have to keep every advantage we might have because we see very few ducks compared to every other state in the country. I like KES Waterfowlers. Small group out of Columbus, Ohio. The calls aren't cheap but they are all hand spun and hand tuned. The two guys that make the calls are serious hunters in multiple states and the calls are durable but also second to none in sound. Check em out.
     
  6. Mallard Machete

    Mallard Machete Elite Refuge Member

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    If you are hunting in good spots, and smacking birds with the calls you have; keep those calls, period.

    RNT, Echo, Gaston, and Taylor Talkers have impressed me with their Duck Calls.
     
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  7. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Sound advice.

    The best meat caller that I know uses an $15 DR85, and kills the snot out of em.
     

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