Testimonials

If you've had great success using a Gooseman Game Calls product, email over a testimonial and picture and we'll add you to the site!   Email:  testimonial@goosemancalls.com

 

 Tom McDonald Worthington Kennels

 

      I struggled for years, not feeling as though my goose calling was what it should be.  Then I met "The Gooseman." Steve did not just sell me a call, he showed me how to properly work the call; Proper hand position, proper breath control, proper back pressure and proper cadence.  My calling is far superior to what it was; You can see the results in just one of the many photo's I now have of geese taken with these great calls. 

      I now have a lanyard full of Gooseman Calls (I hate to let out this secret, but the Wood Duck Call is incredible). 

          Thanks so much Steve,

          Tom McDonald Worthington Kennels

George Weber, Pennsylvania

    

        All I can say is wow ! I got the call Sat. had good to great sounds in about 5 minutes... after running your call and figuring out breath and hand position we decided that to us your call sounded gooseier then any of the other 40 + calls I blew. So we decided that it would be our opening call for Mondays hunt. What I found was that your call is much easier to run laying on my back in the blind...I started running your call and my focus wasn’t in the sky. When I looked up I had four birds locked up from way up I didn’t move to get in, instead I just rolled on my side and kept them in sight while running your call.

Gooseman calls are landing gear down calls ! They just sound gooseier , and don’t blow the birds out of the field.

Thanks Steve,
“Goosehammer"
George Weber

Bill Atkinson, Skaneateles, New York

    
Steve,

         Thank you for sending me the short reed goose call so quickly. I took it on a goose hunt the day after I received it in the mail. Although I am a novice at goose calling, I found that it was very easy to learn and use. My friends were amazed at the range of sounds it could make. The Cocobolo wood is an exceptionally nice choice for the call. It makes a great addition to the 3 Gooseman duck calls that I use each fall. I would highly recommend this goose call to any serious goose hunter. This is truly an outstanding goose magnet!

Bill Atkinson
Skaneateles NY, Ducks Unlimited Chapter Chairman

 

Robert Hagle


 

 

     I am a avid crow hunter and have some difficulty with the crows where I hunt, becoming call shy. I have several calls and soon, after using them for the first time, the birds quickly become shy to them. I was at a local gun show and saw Gooseman Calls. I decided to purchase a crow call and with a little instruction from Steve I went home and tried it. It worked wonderfully, however this has been the case with other calls too.

        The Gooseman call is so versatile. I have been using it for some months now and it keeps on working splendidly! Thanks for the call and the instructions! I am looking forward to purchasing a predator call as well!

Justinian Engels, Lakewood, New York

    
Steve,

         Both my buddy and I picked up a sset of these calls at the Salamanca Sportsman Show last weekend and were itching to try them out.  So despite the 40 MPH crosswinds that were blowing here in Chautauqua County this morning, we ventured out.  By 8:30 we had successfully slung steel into 5 different flocks and even got two of them to turn around and come back for a second round.

          The calls worked flawlessly; even in the freezing temps.  They are hands down the easiest call that I have ever had the pleasure of using and they are one of the best sounding calls I've ever had. 

          Thank you Gooseman for crafting an excellent call and spending the extra time with us at the show, to be sure we were ready to hit the ground running with these calls!

 

Sincerely,

Justinian Engels

Lakewood, NY

Stacey Strom, Smethport, Pennsylvania

    
Steve,

          Bought your goose call at the Allegeny Casino Outdoor Show.  As soon as I got to my truck I had to give it a try.  Wow!  Great Sound!  The call blows extremely easy and produces all the necessary goose sounds.  I have used many calls that were produced by the "big name" call maker's and I can honestly say that yours is just as good as any I have blown.

          Great workmanship, quality and sound at an unbelievable price.  Thanks for the great product.



Kyle Hollister, Morristown, New York

  

          I bought one of your grunt calls and a duck call at a local gun show.  My old Knight and Hale grunt call had worn out and I took the opportunity to purchase from a local craftsman.  This season I was able to call in several deer using it; something I had never been able to do with my other one.  I believe this was due to the collapsible tube on it.  If you pull the tube out all the way, you can make deep mature buck grunts.  If you pull it out part way, you can make great subordinate buck grunts.  I extended mine about halfway.  My other call did not have this, and I believe I was scaring more deer than I was calling.

          It is a solid call, well made and never froze up on me.  I am still learning with the duck call.  Next year I hope to try one of your turkey calls. 

 

Thanks,

Kyle Hollister

Morristown, New York

 

Neil Ross

 

Dear Gooseman,

           I just wanted to take a moment to thank you at Gooseman calls for helping me make a great deer season.

           I met you in Old Forge this past summer and after talking for a while purchased your deer call. Well, by the photos attached you will find that I was very pleased with the results.

           I played with the call while watching the 9 point bow buck for a couple weeks. He was hanging with his twin brother and 4 other very nice bucks. He came in on me one Monday morning with his brother and a doe, and while his brother and doe headed up another trail he came into me for a perfect shot - only for me to peek while I shot and shaved his chest. Luckily that following Saturday with the aid of a decoy and your call he came back in for a fight, and well, you can see the result. A perfect shot and if you look closely you can see directly below the arrow is a notch where I hit him the past Monday.

           My gun buck which is a 10 point came after I sent my wife to my stand and I sat in hers, since a friend shot a nice buck and doe from mine and had seen a number of deer that morning. So while I was sitting in my wife’s box blind I was playing with my call and low and behold a nice doe comes by. I chose at that time to let her pass and she just milled about. I started playing with the call with a buck grunt and this guy came from around the corner. Well this one I couldn’t let pass. I shot him, the doe ran right below my stand and stood so I dropped her - 2 shots not 30 seconds between. Then the phone call came – “was that you who shot?”, well yes dear.

           I found this deer call to be very easy to use and very reliable in very cold weather.

Take a shot with one - I did and was very pleased.

 

Chris Simone, Howlett Hill, New York

    
Hey Gooseman,

 

          Just got back to the house after a successful morning turkey hunt.  Being out early, we had set up at the edge of a plowed field.  My buddy began to call for me, using the "other" brand of call.  he just could not get tom to finish, since it was hanging up in a hedge row.

          My buddy had to leave and I began calling with your slate call.  It worked like a charm, since I called the tom right in, as he immediately headed for my decoys.  He was taken with a simple 15 yard shot.  Thanks Gooseman.

 

Chris Simone,
Howlett Hill, New York

Richard Russell, New York



I just wanted to say that I have had my best turkey season to date using one of your pot calls.  When I went by your booth at the Syracuse gun show and used your call, I thought that it sounded great.  Little did I know that the turkeys would think it sounded awesome!!!  I called in quite a few birds this year with it and these are the 2 I took.  First is a 20 pound 8 1/4 inch beard 1 inch spur 2 year old and the next is a 19 pound 8 3/4 inch beard 1 inch spur 2 year old.The first (5-3-14) I called in from 200 yards away with another the same size and both came to within 40 yards where I took one,then the last one (5-25-14) was killed when he came in on a late am hunt from at least 150 yards out through open timber. Thanks for the great call and I cant wait till next year!

Eric Pignone, Watertown, New York

 


Well I guess  you won't have to eat the call!  My son and I were able to use the call we bought from you at the Watertown NY Sports Expo and call in some Jake's and pulled a double!

 

My son's first turkey;  One happy, happy father and son!

 

 

I first met the Gooseman and his wife at a gun show in 2013. I bought my 
first slate turkey call from them.  Gooseman was very pleasant and informative.  
He showed me how to use the slate call.  It was surprisingly easy! Easier to use 
than a diaphragm mouth call.  I went out hunting turkey in the spring of 2014.  
I saw two turkeys chasing one hen and I started calling with the slate call, 
which stopped them in their tracks.  After walking back and forth for about 15 
minutes while I called them, they came running right for me!  I ended up with my 
first turkey!  Thanks to the Gooseman slate call!  I saw the Gooseman and his 
wife at a gun show in Old Forge and got a deer call from them.....I look forward 
to calling in a deer this deer season!! I would definitely recommend their 
products!  
Hey Steve,

We have had an absolutely killer early season. Here are some photos for your site. I'm still using your call and love it. I can't thank you enough for the passion for goose hunting you instilled in me.

Jordan Berti
Hey, I've purchased one of your double reed duck calls a couple months ago at a gun show in PA and I absolutely love it. Since the beginning of my NJ duck season it's called in ducks in every set up I've had so far and no matter how much or how long I call the reeds never stick. I was hoping if I send you a picture of my most recent successful day of duck hunting It could earn a spot on your website. If not that's alright too. I just want to say thank you for producing a very reliable duck call that has produced several great days on the marsh. Thank You