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decent "soft" call ? #5502929 12/27/14 11:23 PM
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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.

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A little over your price range but the Hayes lil bad azz. Is a great soft call for 49.99


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Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503104 12/28/14 01:21 AM
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Best ever is a Faulk's $20. No need to thank me.


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Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wal1809] #5503511 12/28/14 04:54 AM
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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.


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Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503564 12/28/14 05:33 AM
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Duck Commander Classic is very versatile.

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Haydel's DR-85 can be worked pretty light.


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Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: wgonfan] #5503591 12/28/14 06:01 AM
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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.

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Thanks guys, I'll check 'em out.

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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?

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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.

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Echo timber double reed with poly insert is a fantastic call.

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Good posts. After researching a little more I bought a few Faulks up


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Good posts. After researching a little more I bought a few Faulks up


Good. You need to thank wal


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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Re: decent "soft" call ? [Re: beaversnipe] #5506179 12/29/14 04:56 PM
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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?

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Echo timber call


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Mallardtone M 295 Close in call.Single reed Quite easy blowing hard to screwup.

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