Hunkering down in a layout blind in a cut cornfield or hugging a tree while standing waist deep in flooded timber isn’t nearly as much fun without blowing through a piece of wood, acrylic or some other material to imitate the quacks, honks, whistles and squeals of web-footed birds. Here are some of the hottest duck and goose calls available to waterfowlers today.
- Big Guys Best founder, world champion caller Mike Keller, worked with Jeff Foiles to create the Fat Boy short-reed goose call in 2001. When Keller died in 2005, Foiles bought his line of calls and breathed new life into the Fat Boy by putting the Foiles Migrators signature guts into it. A large bore in the barrel and a short insert bring out the deep tones of this acrylic call. It's an easy-blowing call that requires no back pressure to produce goose vocalizations.