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New to calling Need Help

Postby Trent_Rivers » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:57 pm

Alright guys I just got serious about calling and I am trying to get my sound right. I have watched so many hunting videos where the calling almost sounds whiny/squeally. Now I have heard of a cajun squeal? Is that what this is? I just need some general info. I plan to mainly hunt flooded timber. Thanks for the help.
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Juca » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:07 pm

i'm not a fan of that whiny/squeally type of calling,yep its cajun squeal or a overblowed small bor call :biggrin: i dont think you need that type of call/calling if you are calling in the field,its cool to do on the stage...
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Trent_Rivers » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:22 pm

So you really hunt ducks in Croatia? What kinda ducks do yall kill?
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Trent_Rivers » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:37 pm

Also, Im under the general impression that the louder you call while hunting public land the better off you will be in most situations. I understand the idea behind finishing ducks soft but I also know with other people trying to call ducks off of you it is important to hold their attention on your location. Any thoughts by some experienced hunters?
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Juca » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:50 pm

Trent_Rivers wrote:So you really hunt ducks in Croatia? What kinda ducks do yall kill?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_Croatia
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Ctriviere » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:12 pm

Not completely true about the loud calling part. You don't want to call to loud yet not to quiet. It's a perfect blend you are trying to create.


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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Ctriviere » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:12 pm

You want to sound as real as possible.


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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby scruggs12 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:06 pm

Ctriviere wrote:You want to sound as real as possible.


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X's2. Go to the pond/marsh/park, whatever. Listen to the sounds, cadence, and pitch of the local birds. Make those sounds and you are good.
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby Trent_Rivers » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:17 pm

Also maybe another myth that Im unsure of. Typically when hunting timber people try to use a quieter timber call so it does not echo as much but to me a louder call is potentially better at least on the first contact you make to get the birds attention so that they can locate you in the vast timber.
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Re: New to calling Need Help

Postby :-) » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:07 pm

Trent_Rivers wrote:Also maybe another myth that Im unsure of. Typically when hunting timber people try to use a quieter timber call so it does not echo as much but to me a louder call is potentially better at least on the first contact you make to get the birds attention so that they can locate you in the vast timber.


When birds are under a lot of pressure the less you call the better off you are "most of the time"...when you're at the pond listening to the ducks you'll notice that don't swim around doing come back calls all day long.

Also, there's no law that says you can't go set up a spread, and call in a few ducks before season starts...just leave the gun at home.

Last bit of advice, practice don't make perfect...perfect practice makes perfect. Good luck and have fun! You're gonna mess up several times, but that's just part of the game.
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