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Success with Zinks’ Power Clucker

 

 

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Date: 9/30/12
Manufacturer: Zink
Category: Call

 

Total Score: 8.63 Great

Introduction:  Fred Zink founded Zink Calls in 2001. Since then, they have been a top competitor in the duck and goose call industry. Zink Calls are all about new innovations and improvements and they show this with their very affordable molded polycarbonate Power Clucker.

Zink Power Clucker PC-1

Type Canada Goose Call
Material Molded Polycarbonate
Size Length 5.5”
Color Smoke
Reed Type Short Reed
Features Small Bore Design
MSRP $24.99
Above is a snapshot of the call, taken straight from the package, and broken down.

Above is a snapshot of the call, taken straight from the package, and broken down.

First Impressions:  When we received this call we were pleased with the overall appearance.  Being that this call is molded and not made of acrylic, we were expecting it to have imperfections and a hazy clear color. Instead we got a call with practically no signs of molding and a crystal clear finish. We were hoping that it would come in a box with a cloth case like the high dollar calls from Zink, but what can you expect for $25.

The call assembled is 5.5 inches in length

The call assembled is 5.5 inches in length

Once we had the call in hand we had to demo it a little before we took it out in the field. This call was very easy to blow and had good control. It didn’t take much calling to realize that this $25 call had a great range especially on the lower end when calling soft. The call has two rubber O-rings on the insert to keep any air from escaping out of the sides.

The guts of the call that give it its range

The guts of the call that give it its range

Field Test:  Luckily we got this call just in time for our early goose season. We had a fair number of birds using a cut cornfield, so we decided to give them a go. The call performed well in the field, as it had before when practicing with it. We managed to call some decent groups in from a good ways off. When the birds got in close the call made it easy to sweet talk them all the way in.

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Some success from our early season goose hunt with our Zink Power Clucker

Group after group fell victim to the sound of the Zink Power Clucker. The only place we found the call lacking was on its volume. At times we felt we were a bit handicapped from its inability to get super loud.  Other than that the call performed well and helped us to have a successful hunt.

Zink calls on the barrel and power clucker engraved on the band, give the call a high dollar feel

Zink calls on the barrel and power clucker engraved on the band, give the call a high dollar feel

Greenhead Gear Hot Buy Goose Shells Ratings

Quality

For a molded call it is as solid as they come

8.5

Price

Great value for a well made call

10

Performance

Easy to blow and effective

8

Design

Small bore design, call fits well in hand

8

Total Score:

8.63

 

                          Positives                                                                   Negatives

Very affordable

Not as loud as acrylic

Easy to Blow

Not as much rasp as some like

Air tight

Conclusion:  We feel like this is a very diverse call at a great value. This call is perfect for someone wanting to learn how to blow a goose call. It is made well and is the perfect size and shape to fit comfortably in ones hand. Like we stated before the upper range for this call is not as strong as acrylic calls, but it’s on par with other molded calls. Anyone looking to start out goose hunting or the experienced hunter, wanting to try a new call that won’t cost a small fortune, needs to look into the Power Clucker PC-1 From Zink Calls.

Pleasant surprise from an early season goose hunt

Pleasant surprise from an early season goose hunt