texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Texas Feeder Solutions, Catch23, BMohar, goinpostal3, John Font
66689 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 101,189
bill oxner 68,022
stxranchman 55,669
SnakeWrangler 51,764
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,064
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics453,864
Posts6,591,985
Members66,689
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
decent "soft" call ? #5502929 12/27/14 11:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 775
W
wgonfan Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
W
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 775
Can anyone recommend a decent mallard or gadwall call for under $40 that is good for smaller coves and beaver ponds? I'm currently calling a haydels big barrel and I think it's too loud for the places I usually hunt.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503058 12/28/14 12:51 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 260
little nate Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 260
A little over your price range but the Hayes lil bad azz. Is a great soft call for 49.99


Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503104 12/28/14 01:21 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,488
W
wal1809 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
W
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,488
Best ever is a Faulk's $20. No need to thank me.


www.snakebreaker.com

www.wanoscustomcalls.com

Ruffling Feathers Guide Service

UTHFDHGTG Port O'Conner, Texas Dec. 9 Hunt 10,11
lodging 361 983 4371



Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wal1809] #5503511 12/28/14 04:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 101,189
dogcatcher Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 101,189
Originally Posted By: wal1809
Best ever is a Faulk's $20. No need to thank me.


Thank him, not many great call companies left that can make a good Louisiana style call.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503564 12/28/14 05:33 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 91
W
Wood Duck Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
W
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 91
Duck Commander Classic is very versatile.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503584 12/28/14 05:53 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,661
_
_Scooter_ Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
_
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,661
Haydel's DR-85 can be worked pretty light.


Wasn't born in Texas, but I got there as fast as I could.
Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503591 12/28/14 06:01 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,868
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe
Offline
gumshoe
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,868
Brand and model is personal preference, but what your looking for is your favorite brand's "Timber" call. I would want the more mellow sound of Wood rather than the sharper louder sound of acrylic for the purpose.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5504051 12/28/14 05:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 775
W
wgonfan Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
W
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 775
Thanks guys, I'll check 'em out.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: dogcatcher] #5504062 12/28/14 05:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 775
W
wgonfan Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
W
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 775
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: wal1809
Best ever is a Faulk's $20. No need to thank me.


Thank him, not many great call companies left that can make a good Louisiana style call.


Coming from two call makers on the forum; I'd call that "highly recommend".

They do have several models on their site, any one in specific that you'd recommend for a novice?

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5504091 12/28/14 05:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,868
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe
Offline
gumshoe
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,868
The dr66 would be a timber call. Double reed and should be an easy forgiving call to use. I've had the delux or an older version of it for over 30 years and still use it on some hunts. It is a single reed and may be more versatile, not that it matters for what you want it for. As inexpensive as they are, order both.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5504192 12/28/14 06:20 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 308
T
Texas Bowhunter Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
T
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 308
Echo timber double reed with poly insert is a fantastic call.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5504268 12/28/14 06:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 20,971
BuckRage Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 20,971
Good posts. After researching a little more I bought a few Faulks up


[Linked Image]
Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: BuckRage] #5504450 12/28/14 08:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,829
B
beaversnipe Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,829
Originally Posted By: BuckRage
Good posts. After researching a little more I bought a few Faulks up


Good. You need to thank wal

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: beaversnipe] #5506179 12/29/14 04:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,943
B
Ben Lilly Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,943
Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Originally Posted By: BuckRage
Good posts. After researching a little more I bought a few Faulks up


Good. You need to thank wal


Is that the call your guide uses?

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5508269 12/30/14 03:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 266
J
johnboy91 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
J
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 266
Echo timber call


Tread softly and carry a big stick
Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5509852 12/31/14 04:34 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 270
O
outfitter1 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
O
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 270
Mallardtone M 295 Close in call.Single reed Quite easy blowing hard to screwup.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3