Goose Game Calls
Goose Game Calls come with years of hunting experience behind them.
Russell Mace has been hunting waterfowl for over 50 years. He began
by jump shooting ducks and geese along rivers and sloughs. He comments
that when he started hunting he was using a side by side with paper
shells. Thirty years ago he learned that ducks and geese could be
decoyed and called into the blind. This put Russell in search of
the perfect call. At around this same time he obtained an airboat.
The boat provides a way to get away from the hunting pressured areas
and into waters where the birds could be worked.
Russell learned that his calling ability was
just a little lacking. Through tapes and practice he honed his skills
as a caller and improved his techniques. His son now of hunting
age became his best companion and hunting buddy ever since.
long as he has been hunting waterfowl, Russell has been involved
in making guns stocks and woodworking. His son an experienced and
award winning wood carver brought yet another dimension to the pairs
They figured with their backgrounds that it
would be a natural to make their own calls. They also figured it
was going to be easy. Much to their surprise it wasn't. After a
hundred or more calls later they got a design they liked and figured
they knew what it would take to make a quality call.
involved understanding the shape of the tone boards, internal chamber
sizes and to the shape and thickness of the reeds. It all played
on making the call right. Today they produce three calls, two goose
calls and a single reed duck call.
The goose calls are a flute type call and
a short reed call. The duck is a single reed caller. Russell feels
that a hunter needs more then one type of call to work the conditions
he faces when he goes into the field. Different conditions require
a different approach and the two types of goose calls help to meet
those needs. It's these simple changes that can make a good day
of hunting into a great day.
airboat was named the Wild Goose in honor of the bird, Russell and
his son so loved to call and hunt. When they started to make calls
what a more fitting name as well, "Wild Goose Game Calls".
The wood used in making Wild Goose Game Calls
is mainly Cocobolo, Bocote, Maple, Rosewood, Thuya Burl and other
fine and exotic hardwoods as they become available. Tone boards
are produced from Cocobolo and Blackwood because of their excellent
tonal ability. Goose tone boards are set in a brass barrel, which
produces a constant tone quality and mechanical anchor.