No doubt you can call in Canada Geese with simple clucks and a few moans. As the season grows longer, your arsenal of calls must expand. Here are some sounds that will help put those late-season birds in range.
- The Train— this is a realistic moan sound that can be used in between clucks and double clucks to mimic a big boss goose that is laying down the law. Master this sound with straight, clean air and very tight back pressure. Remember that whispering and pushing clean pressurized air into the call is the secret to this note.
- The Spit Note—it has been said this call is only heard during breeding season. Not true, the spit is a deadly sound made by shortening the hail note with a smaller mouth cavity and tighter back pressure. It is deadly on geese large or small.
- The Quick Spit—it is completed with the smaller mouth cavity and tight back pressure, but the air is even tighter and quicker with the tongue popping off the bridge behind your upper teeth. Trust me; this sound is a must to consistently walk out of the field with a strap full.
- The Double Cluck—for years, it has been considered a simpler sound. But when done correctly, it is an advanced note and sound for sure. The double cluck is not two separate clucks, one with closed hand, and one with open hand. The call is a quick movement of the tongue with smaller mouth cavity and medium back pressure. You can almost hear it with whispering waa-dck, waa-dck, was-dck. I am not saying that this is the word you use in the call but with the quick move of the tongue and the correct air pressure and back pressure, it develops into the true double cluck.
- The Hiccup— this is the finisher when those flocks are at 50 yards and closing. This is truly one of the most difficult sounds to “master” on the short reed Canada Goose Call. It is a combination of biting down with your jaw and your hands at the same time.