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Postby idaphoto » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:45 am

Hi there,

I recently found your site and thought I'd jump in here and introduce myself. I have only been duck hunting two years now and wow. . . it sure grabs ahold of ya doesn't it? I hunt mostly with my 13 year old son, who is even more obsessed with duck hunting than I am. We are in the stage right now where we are just putting in our time on public ground in southwest Idaho and trying to figure things out through trial and error. I'm loving the process and we have learned a ton this year. Already looking forward to next year!

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Re: new guy

Postby twsnow18 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:05 pm

get a lab puppy and train it all summer to be a duck dog, gives you something to do and work for all summer!
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Re: new guy

Postby idaphoto » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:19 pm

Hey, thanks for the welcome and the thoughtful posts! We will definitely be working on the calling and shooting in the off season. Appreciate the suggestions!
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Re: new guy

Postby BGipson » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:52 pm

Welcome to the addiction!

First and foremost, thank you for getting youth involved! I completely agree with waveslider about getting started on calling early. I started hunting ducks when I was 8 but didn't start to focus on calling until 10 years later when I was starting college in South Dakota. It was a long and tedious road because I had to teach myself. Get started in the off season and work up from the basics, quack and feeding chuckle. A call I would recommend is the RNT Quackhead J-Frame. It is a polycarbonate double reed that is very easy to blow and has a good ducky sound to it, plus it's only like $20. In addition, if/when you decide to upgrade to a more expensive acrylic or wood call, RNT makes them and they will feel much the same in your hand. That's just my 2 cents, use it as you wish. Happy hunting!
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