Duck calls (which sounds do i need?)

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Duck calls (which sounds do i need?)

Postby cinrds » Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:57 pm

I am new to waterfouling but I have been playing around with a duck call for a while I can produce a hail call and a quack that I am happy with.

So to call ducks what calls do I need to be able to produce?

I have a RNT J-frame and like the sound and I have found a single reed easy to blow. Looking into RNT new Quackhead timber call as well.

Also same question for geese. What sounds do I really need?

I have a really cheap HS goose call and find it hard to to get the sound I like. Sounds out of tune but as I can tell can't be tuned. Does anyone know about the new RNT Quackhead Goozilla.

If people have others choices on calls please let me know. I am not ready to spend hundareds fo dollars on calls yet.
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Postby Ducksbeus » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:07 pm

I prefer wood...them plastic deals sound hollow ta me...try ya a Mallardtone, Faulks or maybe an Olt D2...I got a Quackhead and a Yo Sista...they both sound hollow :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby suskiedrake » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:26 pm

Foiles Acrylic timber rattler gets my vote vote every time........
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Postby greenster » Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:15 pm

Work on geting that Feed call down pat.
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Postby shrpshtr » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:17 am


i moved this to the duck calling forum for you. i think you'll get a little better exposure with it here.

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Postby quackkiller » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:57 pm

You're not really going to need the hail call in a hunting situation unless you are trying to get the attention of ducks that are far away.

Start off with the quack, then learn to put 4 or 5 quacks together in a string, you don't have to learn the rolling feed call(ticka-ticka-ticka) because it isn't really a feed call, learn to do a more realistic feed call called the cluckin or cuttin style feed. This is a contentment sound that ducks make when on the water or feeding. You say "cook" or "shook" repeatedly to achieve this. Learn to to do a comeback call, lonesome hen.

What I suggest you do is get an instructional cd. The ones I like are the RNT "The Right Stuff" series, and Buck Gardners Strait Talk. Those should get you going in the right direction.
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Postby plainsman » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:16 pm

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Postby puddlerjumper » Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:47 pm

RNT goozilla short reed is quite possibly the best sounding, while being the easiest to blow shoort reed I have used. Give it a go.
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Postby Citori12 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:45 am shotguns and musical instruments use what works for you.
Everyone prefers certain shotguns over others cause they work. Musicians use different instruments for the sounds they make. Always remember a duck call or a goose call is an instrument designed to make certain sounds the mimic waterfowl. Sometimes they like a higher pitched single reed call. Sometimes a more moderate tone. Calling ducks is not about making certain sounds its makin the right sounds at the right time.
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