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    Senior Member Lonnie Spann's Avatar
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    Dallesasse HT is what I use for training, hunt tests and hunting.

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    I use the full size Dallesasse. I prefer the full size as it does a great job of protecting my hearing.

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    I use the "guts" of the Green Monster/Dallessassee on my duck call lanyard. It is the Acme Storm 635. It is black and fairly small with no "bell" to clang around against the calls.

    I can regulate the sound intensity with air pressure and introduce a slight "pip" if needed at short distances. I can also cup my hands around it to simulate the funnel on louder blasts. The only time I ever use a whistle for hunting is when the dog needs help finding a bird. For example, a long distance cripple swimming hard downwind, while there's a belly-up giant bouy of a duck in plain sight. Sometimes you need some "assistance" to pull pup's attention off that real-life poison bird.

    I've come to the conclusion that for me, if I need a whistle, I probably need the flexibility to make it as loud as needed. This whistle, for me, accomplishes that while not being huge and cumbersome. I personaly am not a fan of the Fox-40 whistle. Many like the Fox-40 too. Personal preference...

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    Fox 40 Pearl ...good sound and volume control. It's also pealess so in colder climates u don't need to worry about it freezing and not working.
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    Find something without a pea either way... peas suck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    last thing I want to do is give the ducks or other duck hunters any idea as to where I am
    How do you keep them from hearing your shotgun shots then?? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckquilizer View Post
    Find something without a pea either way... peas suck...
    does it get pea freezing cold in Mid-TN.?
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    I rarely use a whistle when waterfowl hunting,
    no Teal in your neck of the woods?
    I think I have chirped in as many Teal and woodies with my
    Acme Thunderer as I have mallards with my RNT.
    And I can call my dog with it so it's a twofer in the gearbag.
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Just the old orange Gonia!

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