ON-HAND Place the insert between the thumb and index finger and wrap the rest of your fingers around the call just until your fingertips touch your palm. For most right-handed people, your LEFT HAND will be your on-hand for operating a goose call.
OFF-HAND Place the thumbs side by side and press the bottoms of your palms together to forming a sound chamber. Place the fingertips of the OFF-HAND onto the knuckles of the ON-HAND. This will help build the back pressure you need to operate the call.
Just like other duck and goose calls, the air you present into the Snow Goose call should come from your diaphragm. There are several ways to characterize the mechanics of forcing air from your diaphragm, such as fogging a mirror, or a quarterback that steps up to the line and barks “HUT HUT” from his gut or diaphragm. Blowing air by puffing out your cheeks, as if you were blowing out a candle, will not produce the sound quality required to effectively use a duck or goose call.
Start off by saying the word “WAH” into the call. Use this sound in several pitches. This can be done by opening and closing the hands slightly, and also by increasing and decreasing the air pressure you are blowing into the call. A good sequence to use is 4 or 5 of the WAH notes in a row, in different pitches and cadences.
The cluck is made by saying the word “WHITT” into the call sharply. Just as with the WAH, you can change the pitch and tone by slightly opening and closing your OFF-hand and by increasing and decreasing air into the call.
This is simply done by growling your lowest voice into the call, making the call buzz a little. Using the phrase “WHO WHO WHO" or "HA HA HA HA” while doing this will help with the air flow and keep this sound smooth.
By adding a variety of WAH’s and Whitt's, in different volumes, pitches, and cadences, you will soon learn to sound like a small flock of feeding Snow Geese.
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