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    Whats everyone using for a hunting whistle? I am really not a fan of a cluttered lanyard nor am i a fan of a blast of sound right in my face so i would want something that projects the sound forward. The last thing i want is a 5 or 6" blaze orange whistle hanging from my string.

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    This is the one I use:

    The Roy Gonia Mega Whistles have a plastic megaphone that is attached to the regular Gonia whistle. What the mega does is push the sound away from the handler and out toward the dog. These are very loud whistles but they are easier on your ears because of the design.


    Go to gundogsupply.com. He has a whistle buyers/selection guide.
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    Jay,

    I moved to the Answer whistle (has the megaphone) but no pea so you won't freeze the pea in our winters. I have also used the green monster for trials but I think that is more than you need. The Dallesasse whistle is also very nice .. The FT version has been shortened to a 3" version (the HT) and also has no pea to worry about freezing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    This is the one I use:

    The Roy Gonia Mega Whistles have a plastic megaphone that is attached to the regular Gonia whistle. What the mega does is push the sound away from the handler and out toward the dog. These are very loud whistles but they are easier on your ears because of the design.


    Go to gundogsupply.com. He has a whistle buyers/selection guide.
    This is what i have now... I was hoping for something a bit smaller, and not orange... I know its available in black too.

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    I rarely use a whistle when waterfowl hunting, I have a plain old orange Gonia on my call lanyard, but the last thing I want to do is give the ducks or other duck hunters any idea as to where I am
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Bird View Post
    I mostly use the 211 1/2 but also have a 212 on my lanyard for reaching very long distances.
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    Acme whistles are the best and used in all the field trials in Britain and Europe....now becoming popular in North America.
    Keep in mind, a dog can hear 4 times greater than a human, so the orange whistles you see most of are not necessary contrary to the opinions of some.

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