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duck calls for a beginner #2505956 08/15/11 04:59 PM
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Hey Y'all,

My son is telling me that I need to get ready for duck season. he is buying a boat and has his dog in training right now. I was wondering what call or calls I should get so I can start practicing. I want to surprise him when we go hunting with my 'expertise' on duck calling. lol He works out of town alot so I want to get the call(s) and start working on them so I can awe him with my skills! lol Any advice would be appreciated! Have a blessed day.

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Haydel's Double Reed Mallard. Thats what my first call was and is still one of my favorites.


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No one can mess this one up.




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Thanks for the replies,keep em coming! Hey Rob, what is that one called, sounds like what I probably need if it is beginner proof. lol


Re: duck calls for a beginner [Re: dexterc] #2506021 08/15/11 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: dexterc
Thanks for the replies,keep em coming! Hey Rob, what is that one called, sounds like what I probably need if it is beginner proof. lol

Its a feeding call.. it makes a noise that gets ducks excited. They do not make it in the wild but it adds something different when working birds.


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Originally Posted By: dexterc
Thanks for the replies,keep em coming! Hey Rob, what is that one called, sounds like what I probably need if it is beginner proof. lol


http://www.cabelas.com/duck-calls-pete-rickards-shaker-duck-call-1.shtml


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Get a whistle and a easy to blow double reed that doesn't require much air at all. Work your way to a single reed later. I like duck commander calls. You'll get alot of different responses here.


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I am a Haydel's man. There are several in expensive calls out there to buy. Haydels has several the DR-85 is one. The Duck Commander Brown sugar is another. You can also go look at some Buck Gardner calls. They usually have some instructional videos to go with them. Just find one that you are comfortable with.


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Thanks, keep it coming! I will try to purchase some soon so I can practice. Also, what is a good whistle to signal dog for training. I watched the trainer with son's dog and he used a whistle to get her attention. Thanks again!


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Originally Posted By: dexterc
Thanks, keep it coming! I will try to purchase some soon so I can practice. Also, what is a good whistle to signal dog for training. I watched the trainer with son's dog and he used a whistle to get her attention. Thanks again!

I use my teal whistle to signal my dog.. and it works. Just throwing that out there.


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Buck Gardner Double Nasty...Its an economical choice that has a great raspy sound...


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Thanks Y'all, any more?


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Just check out any double reed call because most of them are very easy to blow and sound good. Search youtube for the call you buy and there will be fellow hunters giving instructions on how to blow the call in the best way.


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Thanks!


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Originally Posted By: dexterc
Thanks!

No problem!


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If I were you, I'd look into a double reed QuackHead call. They are available at Academy or online. They're inexpensive, easy to blow and sound good.
Just my .02


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Here ya go.

$50

Cadence Delrin Closer

Charles Smith is a hell of a nice guy and will work with you any way he can. And you keep your money here in Texas.

JMHO, If you really plan on getting into duck hunting, you might as well start with a single reed. It's much easier to learn to blow a single reed than migrate over from a double later.

You can do anything a double will do with a single, but not everything a single will do with a double.

Go to a calling contest and see how many in the "Meat Duck" category are using double reeds.

Not many.



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Re: duck calls for a beginner [Re: sunrisesuperman] #2509187 08/16/11 05:35 PM
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Checkout www.wingstopper.com
Wingstopper Duck Calls has a 5-n-1 Guide Series Duck call aka
"Lock-n-Knock" this is truely a duck hunters duck call. It can produce 5 natural tones for 5 different species of waterfowl: Mallard Hen, Pintail Sprig, Mallard Drake, Widgeon and greenwing Teal.



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The Primos Original Wench® Duck Call is great for beginners. You can get them from Academy and it usually comes with an informative DVD on how to call. Even better its only about $20 and its actually a good call that I use regularly.


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