duck call?

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  1. icallshotgun88

    icallshotgun88 New Member

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    new to duck hunting…
    never been

    got a friend of a friend who is willing to take me…

    he said to get a duck call and start practicing…

    I'm reading a bit about it online, but i want someone to point me to a good duck call..

    what separates a good duck call from a bad one?
    why are some $30 and why are some $115?
    i need a duck call 101 class..
     
  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Take it from someone who has hunted ducks for over 40 years, duck calls be dam. The first thing you need to know is, What a Duck Sounds Like ........Ducks make several ranges of calls and include Quacks, whistles, cooing, grunts and yodels.
     

  3. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Interesting question, looking forward to some responses. I have only duck hunted a couple of times myself. I have read and tried listening to tapes but I can never really tell from the tape to working the call if I am close. One old duck hunter said put the decoys out , strap the calls around my neck and leave them there, don’t touch them. However, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and just had to give them a try. Amazingly enough – it actually worked, they came in.

    So I was visiting with another friend who is an avid duck hunter; he said just get the basic rhythm down and I would be fine. He said ducks are like people, dogs, cats, cows….all sound different in some degree. Ducks are no different. Ain’t saying that is right, just what I have taken from trying to figure it out.
     
  4. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    I have seen more Jr Commanders scare ducks away tooting on calls. Scout and find the ducks. People tend to over think duck hunting.
     
  5. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    There's a saying................

    Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool, or open it and prove beyond a ducks butt.......lol.................Decoys and the ways they are spread makes more of a diff. than a turkey blowing on a duck call. Besides a lot of dem ducks whistle and not go quack quack..............I hates to say it but the old man on duck dynasty has a purty good showing on youtube.................;)
     
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I probably kill as many ducks as anyone per hunting trip. I don't even own a duck call. I just put my blinds in places that ducks are likely to fly. I am sure there are occasions that a call will put more ducks in the pot but you will take far more ducks by being in the right place at the right time.
     
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  7. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Or just get out there and be still

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  8. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I think I will just walk around like
    Elmer Fudd with Bugs and Daffy Duck...rabbit season, duck season etc.. For my duck call, I will just yell."quack quack" lol
     
  9. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yabutt...don't having calls make you look like a pro? Your right, like I said I have only been out just a few times; one time a guy was sitting in a lawn chair with his back to tall weeds wearing blue jeans and a drab grey shirt with a wood/blued gun and he was shooting ducks. True story. And I was geared up with all the goods and took two home.




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  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I try not to let anyone see me with ducks. The bastards start looking for my truck on the side of the road.
     
  11. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    A big pot of kidney beans produces good duck calls.