Selecting a snow goose call
Selecting the right snow goose call is more important in the spring conservation season than it is during the fall. During the spring conservation season you can use electronic calls and they are a huge advantage. Check your current regulations because they are not legal during most fall snow goose hunting seasons.
Electronic snow goose calls
Electronic snow goose calls are a very effective tool for spring snow goose hunting. Electronic calls that are powered by an amplifier running 4 speakers are the most effective. Amplifiers are much louder than conventional electronic predator calls and the ability to run 4 speakers lets you spread the sound in every direction. You can make your own electronic snow goose call by purchasing an mp3 player and amplifier, buying a portable 12 volt battery, and attaching 4 indoor/outdoor power horn speakers of the correct watts to your amplifier. Hook these all up and you have a very powerful electronic call. You can also purchase one that is compact, powerful, and deadly here: Electronic Snow Goose Call.
Electronic snow goose call speaker placement
Point at least one speaker downwind at approaching geese and have that speaker fairly close to the hunters blinds as decoying snows tend to focus on the call. Point your other speakers in random directions making sure every direction is covered with one pointing vertical in the middle of your spread.
Selecting an electronic snow goose call recording
Selecting an audio tape or CD for your electronic call is very critical to your snow goose hunting success. I strictly use the “Snow Talker” electronic snow goose call recordings by Performance Calls. These snow goose recordings have proven extremely effective on spring snows due to the recording’s incredible realism and clarity. Other recordings on the market are recorded too far away from the feeding geese so it sounds like a snow goose flock at a distance. Many recordings can attract snows to within 100 yards, but to finish them below that 40 yard mark, your electronic call must be playing the individual honks, murmurs and feeding sounds those snows expect to hear from a flock on the ground. What the snow geese do not expect to hear, but is commonly found on other snow goose recordings on the market are the sounds of airplanes, wind noise, tweedy birds, humans speaking, or the racket of humans playing snow goose calls. Don’t let the huge advantage an electronic call gives you go to waste during the spring season by playing a poorly recorded tape or CD in your electronic call. CD’s and tapes are relatively inexpensive yet can play an extremely important role in your success or failure of decoying snow geese.
Conventional snow goose calls
Selecting a conventional style snow goose call is simple. Make sure it is extremely loud and easy to use. We use the “Snow Screamer” snow goose call. You can also use your short reed Canada goose call by tuning it to be a little higher pitched.
Conventional snow goose calling is very effective on singles and small flocks and always compliments an electronic call. If a snow goose barks at you as it circles above, bark back immediately. This constant dialogue will often pull that bird in.
Snow goose call selection plays an important role in your snow goose hunting success. Use the most realistic electronic recordings on the market when legal and compliment the sounds with a conventional snow goose call and your success will increase.
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