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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: MontanaCreekHunter] #14305458 11/23/19
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
Originally Posted by Quak
The most important thing is knowing when to shut up and sit still after you get their attention!


That is no lie!

+1

Good friend can call so amazingly but won't ever just STFU and let the birds work themselves...


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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14310001 11/25/19
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I'm new to duck hunting, so theres that... Couple years ago me and a buddy were on a local conservation area. Had got there an hour early to beat people to the hole, no trucks around. We set up the decoys, slipped back in the willows and drank coffee waiting on sun up. About 5 minutes before legal shooting time, adjacent to our little pond was an old strip pit with deep water, too deep to even think about wading into the water, all hell breaks loose. The worst calling you'd ever heard. Continous. Not shutting up. Had to be 3 or 4 guys over there throwing every call they had at the ducks they thought were going to come in. It was terrible.

5 minutes into shooting time, they still haven't shut up. I leave my hiding place to go see what these knuckleheads are doing. Go walking over there and low and behold its about 50 mallards having a party....

Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14310064 11/25/19
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That's funny!

My first or second time duck hunting, when I was in grade school, we went to a big public slough. So in the dark we find ourselves good spots in the weedy end. Just after sunrise some guy walks up to the far side where the banks are bare and wades in a few yards. You can see this because of his big white cowboy hat. To top it off a little kid walks from the guy's pickup to the shore line and starts throwing rocks into the slough. All we could do was laugh, it was a bluebird day with nothing flying less than a mile high anyway.


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Which explains a lot.
Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14374568 12/15/19
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I got a Duck Commander mule call for free a few months ago when I bought a Mojo Rippler, and it might be my new favorite. Very very easy to blow, it’s the only call I own that I can make a decent sounding feeder call.

Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14376755 12/16/19
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Yentzen, Chick Majors Dixie Mallard King, and Haydel's Dirty Rice.


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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14376857 12/16/19
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I just started and went through a BUNCH of different calls ...

the ones I found easiest to blow

Buck Gardners Double Nasty (it’s cheap too compared to others)
Zinc’s green machine ATM call

Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14380294 12/17/19
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The secret to calling. Only call when there are no ducks in view. That way you are not scaring any off. Buy a good whistle call. That way when the dog is 700 yards away, chasing seagulls. He can hear you.

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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14469441 01/15/20
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I learned on Haydels, I was a poor college student at the time.

I know blow JJ Lares, though I do have a few Haydels as backup.


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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14470321 01/15/20
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Good looking toller. Still happy with my old wood body Duck Commander.
Like others have said, try a bunch, one will sound right, For You.

Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14809722 04/22/20
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You are going to go through a ton of calls. Ask your buddies if you can run their calls just to see if you like it. I found a Wingloc to be my fav. Don’t over call. Practice at home. Don’t sky bust.


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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14822429 04/26/20
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Faulks WA-11 duck calls work really well and are cheap. Like most duck hunters I have a bunch of different calls. I find the Faulks the easiest to use,

Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #14824112 04/26/20
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YES, ...to ALL the Above

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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #15223234 09/14/20
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The easiest call that sounds the most like a hen mallard to me is the Duck Commander Cut Down. Only about 30 bucks and worth every penny. Learn to call, it is the best part of duck hunting for me.

Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #15223934 09/14/20
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I’ve got good and not so good calls of all sorts. Boxes full. I’m not brand specific, but more sound and style specific...so, just generalities:

If you learn on a true cutdown style, its often hard to transition to J-frames, often locking them up, no matter who made them. It’s different air through different call types....just something to keep in mind. The reason it’s easier to learn on double reeds is that there’s less air and back pressure required. OTOH, running an old Olt AR style CD, w/ 1.4m reed all morning can have you seeing blue monkeys. Wood and acrylic and molded all sound different, but all call ducks. Talking duck when a duck expects to be talked to and not when they don’t, matters far more than getting the call right. Only place I’ve ever had them love anything and everything thrown at them was new birds in Saskatchewan.

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Re: Duck call advice needed [Re: CHS] #15224022 09/14/20
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I just went through this last year - how to call ducks...

The caller we had got through cancer and they removed his tongue - yes DAMN! .. he is a good friend, it was hard on him... still puts me back.

Anyway -

Out of all the advice I got, here is what worked.

You need a call that isn’t crap to learn on -

1). I bought a bunch (tried a bunch), Zink’s ATM green machine was by far the best deal, that had the range needed.

2). Second - you need a instruction CD that breaks things down the science of the sounds, and how to make them -
Here you can’t beat Carlson’s Champion calls - duck calling A to Z.

These 2 are what got me to be proficient... after that it was hunting, and driving to the lake to hear the ducks sounds...
the CD will tell you when to call & shut up - it has a DVD in it where they show the birds reacting to the call, and when not to call.

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