View Full Version : Calling over a water spread

08-15-2000, 07:24 PM
I have a question for everyone. How do you differ your calling sequence or speed when working a flock over water, versus calling geese in the field. I have always felt that reading the birds dictated how you called to them, but would be interested in everyone's opinions.

08-15-2000, 07:26 PM
I usually use a deeper pitch and kind of calm and contented. Let the water do the attracting.

08-15-2000, 07:34 PM
First analyze the water you are hunting. By that I mean is it a feeding area, loafing area, or roosting area. Then listen to real geese how they converse to one another, it has been my experience that loafing and roosting geese use a deep resonating water call, and only pick up the tempo if landing geese are talkative. Watch the birds most of the time they are squabbling with one another and showing threat displays to other geese, young birds are usually the talkers but not on the water. Keep it deep and slow until the birds are on the final pass, then turn up the tempo enough to keep them on the hook.

08-15-2000, 07:50 PM
Once we get 'em looking, everybody shuts down except one guy, our guy who clucks the best(Tim), and usually not a double cluck just a soft cluck, if they turn on us one guy kicks in and so on and usually you can turn em back around for another swing or two or three, sometimes 4 but then Tim usually gets impatient and starts figiting around and we loose 'em.

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