Stefan Orebo & Brian Keller have a combined 50 years of waterfowl hunting experience specifically targeting Snow Geese on the Pacific Flyway and Canada. Our passion for Snow Goose hunting is what drove us to create our very own YA YA Call line in which was launched in November of 2017.
YA YA is a nickname that was created at Wister State Wildlife Refuge that has a deep rooted history amongst of what we believe to be some of the best snow goose hunters in the world.
We talked about creating our call line for quite a few years and it finally came to fruition. This derived from our passion for snow goose hunting, experience, hard work and dedication.
We both grew up together hunting snow geese on a small refuge in California called Wister State Wildlife Refuge. We got up every hunt morning at 2AM or pulled all-nighters just to get to the check station to possibly get a descent hunting spot.
We pushed carts, set up large spreads, put in the sweat equity to ensure we would have an opportunity to have a great hunting day. We learned that the harder we worked the better the result more than not.
We both came from refuge hunting and are very happy to have had these experiences as they have made us who we are today in the Snow Goose hunting world.
What makes California so unique is the mass amount of hunters targeting Snow Geese. In California we are only legally allowed to use mouth calls vs. E-Callers in which many other states are legally allowed to use.
Over the many years we have had to become more creative year-in and year-out and evolve to attract Snow Geese into our decoys.
Throughout our experience we have learned these three details are the most critical; Hide-Calling-Decoys in that order. We feel very confident when using our calls correctly one person or a group of people will be able to attract more snow geese by hiding extremely well, being able to blow our calls correctly and having a good decoy spread that is strategically set for the days hunt.