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#5995996 - 10/26/15 10:05 PM Calls other than mallard hen
Duke4456 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/15
Posts: 141
Loc: Naples Tx
I was wondering how many different types of calls yall carried with you besides mallard hen. I carry a Drake whistle for pintail teal and wigeon, teal hen call and recently bought a gadwalls call because we usually shoot a lot of them and thought I would try something different.
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#5996075 - 10/26/15 11:01 PM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
phat694 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/09
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Loc: Little Elm, TX
mallard hen ( single reed acrylic, wood, and double reed wood), Primos 5-1 whistle, teal call, wood duck call.
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#5996115 - 10/26/15 11:52 PM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
Fishuhalik Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
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Loc: Katy, TX
Honestly, I've never really had great luck with birds (other than mallards, Canadians and snows) responding to calls. I've tried whistles but never noticed a difference or turned heads with em
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#5996164 - 10/27/15 04:00 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Originally Posted By: Fishuhalik
Honestly, I've never really had great luck with birds (other than mallards, Canadians and snows) responding to calls. I've tried whistles but never noticed a difference or turned heads with em


Then you haven't done enough duck hunting up
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#5996374 - 10/27/15 08:43 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
Blue drake Offline
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Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
Mallard hen, mallard drake, and teal, wigeon, pintail. The wigeon call seems to work pretty good.

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#5996379 - 10/27/15 08:46 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Blue drake]
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kazoos seem to be most popular from what I can't tell.

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#5996486 - 10/27/15 09:32 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Fox pro with the "screaming jack" call seems to be a popular one among duck hunters around here. They must be using a fox pro, I don't know how anyone can blow a mouth call that long non stop from daylight until 9

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#5996487 - 10/27/15 09:33 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
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Iphone and bose speaker. Eliminates all those pesky calls hanging around.

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#5996489 - 10/27/15 09:33 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: TTUhunter4]
Fishuhalik Offline
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Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4
Originally Posted By: Fishuhalik
Honestly, I've never really had great luck with birds (other than mallards, Canadians and snows) responding to calls. I've tried whistles but never noticed a difference or turned heads with em


Then you haven't done enough duck hunting up


I guess not. I'd say about 99% of my hunting has been chasing mallards and woodies, and until I was 25, my dad and I never blew a call in our lives
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#5996500 - 10/27/15 09:38 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
Erichugh22 Offline
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But really, I have my rnt diablo and a whistle. Mostly I just use the whistle. You can get a teal and gadwall out of a regular mallard call if you wanted.

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#5996635 - 10/27/15 11:02 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Originally Posted By: Fishuhalik
Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4
Originally Posted By: Fishuhalik
Honestly, I've never really had great luck with birds (other than mallards, Canadians and snows) responding to calls. I've tried whistles but never noticed a difference or turned heads with em


Then you haven't done enough duck hunting up


I guess not. I'd say about 99% of my hunting has been chasing mallards and woodies, and until I was 25, my dad and I never blew a call in our lives


Well if you take the time to learn to blow a call (most people are not willing to put in the time to learn and end up flaring more birds than anything) and read the ducks, you can turn any species in the state with just a mallard hen call and a whistle on your lanyard.
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#5996657 - 10/27/15 11:16 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
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2 mallard hens (one for soft and feed calls, one for open water), whistle for pintail/wigeon/Teal & Mallard drake, teal hen, and will probably add a gadwall this year. Hoping when they start to get call shy to the mallard call the gadwall will drop them in (after the first couple weeks we're about 90% gadwall)
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#5996658 - 10/27/15 11:16 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
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It's fun to work North TX pinners with a whistle. They take their time and might take 5 minutes to commit, but it works.
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#5996847 - 10/27/15 01:12 PM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: LarryCopper]
Duke4456 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/15
Posts: 141
Loc: Naples Tx
Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
It's fun to work North TX pinners with a whistle. They take their time and might take 5 minutes to commit, but it works.
yea I love shooting pintails cause of how hard they are to get to commit
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#5998130 - 10/28/15 06:39 AM Re: Calls other than mallard hen [Re: Duke4456]
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I've never notice a gaddy call turning grey duck any better than a whistle or mallard hen call, same with teal calls. A few quacks and whistles seem to fool almost any duck.

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