Keep Your Calls Warm

As the winter season approaches us, so does freezing temperatures that will cause our duck and goose call reeds to freeze.  Depending how the birds are working and if it is slow we tend to trying fixing it by taking the call apart and drying the reeds with our gloves or other pieces of clothing. Which is the best way to lose a reed or wedge.

There are a few inexpensive and effective methods and products for helping to keep your calls warm.  Below we have listed these suggestions for both new and experienced waterfowl hunters to take advantage of, if not already.

callcoozyCall Coozy – The Call Coozy, a lightweight fitted neoprene cover that fits over your duck and goose calls, not only prevents freezing but also protects you call/s.  The neoprene insulating properties work well in freezing conditions.  Once on, it also keeps your calls from falling apart and prevents any shiny bands from deterring the birds.  Price: $3.99 (Wing Supply)

 

rainxRainX – Now this one may seem far-fetched, but actually it has worked.  This is more of a personal suggestion that has worked in the past and I will continue to use it.  I tried this using the RainX 2-IN-1 Foam Glass Cleaner.  RainX being known for their windshield treatment has begun to be a useful tool at the beginning and ending of my season.  Just treat your reed/s and inside of your call/s at least a day before hunting.  This has worked so well, I presented the idea to market this and talked with their R&D dept.  Price: $4.99-$6.99 (Wal-Mart)

hothandsHotHands – By now if you have hunted in the cold you probably are already carrying these in your bag.  Wader Jacket pockets, wader pockets, hand-warmers or even just tucking them at the top of your waders.  These are just some ideas of using a HotHands warmer.  A great products that works great with this method is the Call Bridle.  Price: $1.97 (Wal-Mart)

Hot New 2013 Goose Calls

The early goose season is just around the corner for most hunters and we took the liberty of searching around for the newest and hottest goose calls that were released for the 2013-2014 season.  Listed below in no particular order:

 

  • Field Proven’s Raptor - (Price Range: $30.00)

Raptor Poly

 

 

 

 

Field Proven released their Polycarbon goose call – Raptor.  Available in either Pearl or Blue. Shop Wing Supply.

 

  • Addicted Goose Calls - (Price Range: $140.00)

Addicted Goose Calls

 

 

 

 

Kelly’s Kalls – A call maker known for his Woodie Kall (Wood Duck call) and other fine wood calls released his Acrylic Addicted Goose Call line.  Available in Black or Pearl with different colored engraved logos.  Shop here.

 

  • Goey Calls Trainwreck – (Price Range $139.99)

Goey Trainwreck

 

 

 

 

Goey Calls release a big call in a small package.  The Trainwreck, available in either Orange Pearl or Green Pearl packs some unexpected notes.  Shop here.

 

  • Hayes Calls Meat Hook – (Price Range $79.95)

Meat Hook

 

 

 

 

Hayes Calls, known for their Bad AZZ call line combined the barrel of  their Bad Azz Goose call with a straight bore version of their Chain Gang Goose Call.   A great call with a lot of low end murmur.   Shop here.

 

  • Toxic Calls Angel De Morte’ – (Price Range $99.99)

Angel De Morte

 

 

 

Toxic Calls brings out their customizable Angel De Morte’ (Angel Of Death) with the guts at the bottom of the call and the longer barrel, you get the hollow sound of a Flute Call with the easy of operation of a Short Reed.  Shop here.

 

  • Real Calls Goose Call – (Price Range $135.00)

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Real Calls has introduced an odd but an effective goose call.  Featuring a ball-shaped designed insert makes the calls feel and sound different.  Shop here.

 

New 2013 ACTION from G&H

THE WADDLER

These new automated decoys “waddle like a duck”  and appear to be a walking and feeding duck. This realistic motion is created by a servo that is programmed to mimic feeding and waddling movement of Mallards in the field. The WADDLER is so lifelike that it creates a somewhat optical illusion whereas it is difficult to determine what decoys in the flock are not moving.  These full bodied, automated decoys can be set up on rough ground such as corn stubble and feed fields, and is also stable in strong winds.  The base is semi-waterproof and will repel light rain or wet conditions but is not meant to be submerged.

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The WADDLER is available in either HEN or DRAKE.

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Purchase includes a 6 volt rechargeable battery (much like that used on Mojo decoys) that will last approx. 25-30 hours between recharging. (No charger included)   The base includes a chord for carrying and is light for easy transport and a push button start for simple set up and continuous, programmed movement.   The battery is housed inside the base; sealed by two wing-nuts for easy access.  The WADDLER comes with a one year limited warranty.

This is a new concept in decoy realism from G&H DECOYS, a waterfowl tradition since 1934 and is still Made in America!  As with all decoys made by G&H, the WADDLER is made of high impact plastic and is guaranteed to be the best paint adhesion on the market today.

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For more info check our website (ghdecoys.com)

 

THE REVOLUTION

H200FREVThe Revolution Goose decoys move like a live goose and are available in honker, snow and speckled belly.  This motion is created by a servo that is programmed to mimic the feeding and waddling movement of geese in the field.  They are offered in either feeder or greeter head positions and can be set up on rough terrain in variable conditions including ice.  The base is semi-waterproof and will repel light rain or wet conditions but is not meant to be submerged.   These automated decoys are so lifelike that it creates a somewhat optical illusion whereas it is difficult to determine what decoys in the flock are not moving.

Purchase includes a 6 volt rechargeable battery  (much like that used on Mojo decoys that will last approx. 25-30 hours between recharging. (No charger included)  The base includes a chord for carrying and is light for easy to transport and a push button start for simple set up and continuous, programmed movement.   The battery is housed inside the base; sealed by two wing-nuts for easy access.  The REVOLUTION  comes with a one year limited warranty.

This is a new concept in decoy realism from G&H DECOYS, a waterfowl tradition since 1934 and is still Made in America!  As with all decoys made by G&H, the REVOLUTION  is made of high impact plastic and is guaranteed to be the best paint adhesion on the market today.

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1-800-443-3269

For more info check our website (ghdecoys.com)

 

THE DECEIVER

These new Automated decoys move like a real turkey and can be set up on rough terrain in variable conditions.  The motion is created by a servo that is programmed to mimic the natural movement of turkeys in the field and run near silent to not attract undo attention.  The base is semi-waterproof and will repel light rain or wet conditions.

 Available in Tom in an upright position or Hen in a feeding position.

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Purchase includes a 6 volt rechargeable battery (much like that used on Mojo decoys) that will last approx. 25-30 hours between recharging.  (No charger included)  The base includes a chord for carrying and is light for easy to transport and a push button start for simple set up and continuous, programmed movement.  The battery is housed inside the base; sealed by two wing-nuts for easy access.  The DECEIVER comes with a one year limited warranty.

This is a new concept in decoy realism from G&H DECOYS, a waterfowl tradition since 1934 and is still Made in America!  As with all decoys made by G&H, the DECEIVER is made of high impact plastic and is guaranteed to be the best paint adhesion on the market today.

1-800-443-3269

For more info check our website (ghdecoys.com)

Light Goose Dilemma

Since the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was signed in 1918, the main objective of North America’s waterfowl management community has been to maintain or increase duck and goose populations.

In recent decades, however, waterfowl managers have faced a new challenge as populations of lesser snow, greater snow, and Ross’s geese—collectively known as light geese—have soared to alarmingly high levels.

For the full article, please click HERE.