September 16, 2022
By Wildfowl Staff
DON'T MISS Episode 37 - 2022 Giant Gear Issue Series - Duck & Goose Calls with George Lynch of Legendary Gear
LEGENDARY GEAR – OLD MAN
The OLD MAN has become one of the best selling calls in the LEGENDARY GEAR Canada goose call line up for its ease of use and deep hollow gander sounds. This call was specifically designed to help the beginner caller but can be deadly The Old Man’s length and inside bore dimensions, along with Legendary Gear’s proven semi-broken in guts are all shaved and hand-tuned personally by legendary caller, George Lynch.
$150 | legendarygearusa.com
Last Flight Calls – Deception
Short and fast wins this race. Designed to produce a higher pitched tone with a wall of sound, the Deception short reed Canada goose call from Last Flight Calls will give you the speed you need with plenty of precision and control for those commanding candences needed to work migrators and big wads of smaller bodied Canadas.
$140 Acrylic | lastflightcalls.net
Zink Calls - Call of Death
Aptly named the Call of Death, or COD for short, this call is deadly. Developed for ultimate power, volume and top-end speed, the COD offers a nasty low-end that's perfect for finishing wary birds at close quarters. Using a straight bore mouthpiece, slender end piece, red-hot laser engraved graphics and Zink's competition caliber worn-in tone channel, the COD looks every bit as good as it sounds. In simple terms, the COD just hits them different. It is available in acrylic, wood, and polycarbonate configurations and in more color combinations than you can shake a stick at, ensuring that there is a call for every lanyard and every budget. The COD is just one call in Zink’s extensive line of proven waterfowl calls that have both accolades on the stage and in the field.
$160 | zinkcalls.com
Molt Gear – Triumph
The MG Triumph Goose Call was built for power, speed, and range by optimizing its internal bore size for maximum efficiency. The Triumph is pure giant Canada goose, built in the home of these giants in Rochester, MN, where Molt Gear has learned from experience what is required to replicate these beasts. If you want to get deep and gravelly while hunting big honkers, this is the call to bring out your seductive side when talking goose. The Triumph is available in both acrylic and wood variants including hedge, Birdseye maple, and walnut. It is even available in an “America” version, allowing you to showcase your pride while tolling the honkers. If you need a call to hunt resident Canadas in your home state or giants where they thrive, check out the Triumph and get your goose on!
$170 Acrylic | moltgear.co
Field Proven Calls – Call With No Name
Doesn’t identifying a goose call as “The Call With No Name” actually, give it a name? While you take a moment to deeply ponder the conundrum I have now presented before you, take a deep breath and get ready to realize that this call is the most epic call Field proven has designed to date. To begin, when Field Proven set out to design a new call, they did so without marketing in mind. Instead, they set out to design the goose call that could articulate the entire dialect of the Canada Goose while remaining suitable for callers of any experience level, and they have done just that. This No-Name can crack the highest of hails and get low with the gravelliest of murmurs promising to both get their attention and put them in the decoys.
$160 | fieldprovencalls.com
Tim Grounds Championship Calls – G Overhauler
While not “new” for 2022, Tim Grounds Championship Calls "G Overhauler" goose call has continued to respond to the demand of goose hunters by delivering the sounds, the quality, and the results that they need. Using their Air Flow Control (AFC) mouthpiece matched up with Grounds legendary Triple Crown Gut System, the G Overhauler provides the caller with unmatched volume control, and the ability to produce everything from the loudest comebacks to the softest laydowns with ease. No matter if you are standing in front of judges, or workin' some hard hunted migrators, this is a call that can be blown to the absolute limit and beyond.
$160 | timgrounds.com
Final Flight Calls – SGE
The Skinny Goose Express (SGE) is just one call in Final Flight's extensive call line. It is available in several different unique, marbled acrylic barrel colors, all of which come with a black handpiece and engraved anodized aluminum band. Like other Final Flight calls, the SGE is super easy to blow at full-throttle speeds and can produce the full gamut of sounds, from deep murmurs to high hails. Using a unique inner bore dimension of 11/16 of an inch, this call is easy to run, even for the novice. And, sporting a wide-open exhaust, the SGE gives you all the volume you’ll ever need, and more. Classy, effective, and ready to rip right out of the box are just a few of the attributes that make the SGE not just another goose call, but THE goose call that you need.
$90 | finalflightcalls.com
Bill Saunders Calls – Maxima Flute
At Bill Saunders Calls the measure of a goose call has always been how it performs in the field. A new style of call for Saunders, the Maxima goose flute was field tested for a full season to prove its worth before being released to the market. Let’s just say, it passed the test with flying colors and was “goose” approved. The Maxima flute produces a unique and realistic sound, making it an effective tool in any goose blind. It is incredibly easy to operate and a perfect choice for any skill level. The Maxima is hand tuned and constructed of durable acrylic for years of service in the field. From the mouth of Bill Saunders, "I want to personally thank longtime friend and goose hunting legend Sean Mann for his help when developing the Maxima.”
$185 | billsaunderscalls.com
Sean Mann Outdoors – Eastern Shoreman Flute
If you have been hunting geese for any length of time, there is absolutely no way you haven’t heard about the Sean Mann Eastern Shoreman. The Eastern Shoreman, simply put, revolutionized goose calling and has remained a staple amongst hunters on the East Coast and beyond. While short reed goose calls have gained popularity over the years, classic designs like those made by Sean Mann continue to produce both the sounds geese can’t resist and the resulting limits for those that use them. Available in four different models, the Eastern Shoreman and its variants are easy to blow, can create a full range of sounds, and quickly become a staple on every hunter’s lanyard once they give them a whirl.
Starting at $50 | seanmann.com