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Beginner call

Postby BDW » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:23 pm

Any suggestions on what duck call would be best to start out with for a beginner?
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Re: Beginner call

Postby QuackSmacker935 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Big Guy's Best Death Whistle is a good beginner call. It's a double reed with good tone and a good range. Blows great soft and no hang ups wet. I believe $54.99 at Cabelas right now.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:10 pm

This will be interesting.

Duck Commander Miss Priss.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby sureshot 612 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:44 pm

duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .
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Re: Beginner call

Postby biscuitsandgravy » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:50 pm

Winglock j-frame double reed. :thumbsup:
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Re: Beginner call

Postby riverrat47 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:43 pm

Winglock!
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Re: Beginner call

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:15 am

sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby supr87gt » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:41 am

KillerKowalski wrote:This will be interesting.

Duck Commander Miss Priss.


That didn't take long.


sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Nice paragraph.






For the OP, go to the store and buy one or two. RNT Quackhead's sound decent for $20. You don't have to have a $100 call to kill ducks (dont tell my wife I said that though).
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Re: Beginner call

Postby QuackSmacker935 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:42 am

Feelin' Fowl wrote:
sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.

I'm sure if the rest of us had thousands of acres specifically managed for ducks and 40+ blinds we would kill a ton of ducks too.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby supr87gt » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:11 am

QuackSmacker935 wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:
sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.

I'm sure if the rest of us had thousands of acres specifically managed for ducks and 40+ blinds we would kill a ton of ducks too.



Maybe you should work a little harder and buy some.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:52 am

Anyone ever see a Miss Priss?!?! Maybe the irony needs to be seen.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby supr87gt » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:59 am

KillerKowalski wrote:Anyone ever see a Miss Priss?!?! Maybe the irony needs to be seen.



You ever blow one...?
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Re: Beginner call

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:09 am

Whoa whoa nice choice of words. But, yes, I have "ran" one. Tried to buy one for the ol' lady but she didn't want it.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby supr87gt » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:21 am

KillerKowalski wrote:Whoa whoa nice choice of words. But, yes, I have "ran" one. Tried to buy one for the ol' lady but she didn't want it.



LOL. My 2 year old daughter saw it in the cabelas waterfowl mag and said "pink goose call. Me want." So it looks like ill be ordering one soon.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby QuackSmacker935 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:21 am

supr87gt wrote:
QuackSmacker935 wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:
sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.

I'm sure if the rest of us had thousands of acres specifically managed for ducks and 40+ blinds we would kill a ton of ducks too.



Maybe you should work a little harder and buy some.

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Re: Beginner call

Postby sureshot 612 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:45 am

BDW you need to find out were you hunt ,do you hunt timber ,open water ,or what ,single reed ,double reed , get 1 that makes YOU sound like a duck 20 bucks or 200 buck if you dont sound like a duck ,then that s-cks,and ya won't call ducks. and get it tuned if not you sound like a hunter in the weeds.blowing a call. get one you like , blow it ,blow it, and blow it again ,before the season , and dont go out hunting blowing like you are in a competition . and when you see ducks flare you are calling to much. there see how easy it is.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:04 pm

QuackSmacker935 wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:
sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.

I'm sure if the rest of us had thousands of acres specifically managed for ducks and 40+ blinds we would kill a ton of ducks too.


How does owning good hunting land make someone a poser?
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Re: Beginner call

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:07 pm

I've seen it. Considered it for my baby's second birthday before having a little call made for her.

I might buy one to keep on the lanyard for fun!
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Re: Beginner call

Postby supr87gt » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:24 pm

Feelin' Fowl wrote:
QuackSmacker935 wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:
sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.

I'm sure if the rest of us had thousands of acres specifically managed for ducks and 40+ blinds we would kill a ton of ducks too.


How does owning good hunting land make someone a poser?



They probably didn't buy it until they watched some show on TV and thought it would be cool to grow beards and hunt ducks. :rolleyes:
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Re: Beginner call

Postby CutEmUp89 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:27 pm

Haydel's DR-85, they even have a pink one too DR-15 or something like that. So you can get a good starter call and you can get a pink one for your girl.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:45 pm

supr87gt wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:
QuackSmacker935 wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:
sureshot 612 wrote:duck commander is a sell out . i seen them long before there show that all the want-a-beeeeeessssss- fallow. i may still have a VHS of them hunting wood ducks from a tree stand,and then old Phil tells Jas. to give him the rifle and he blast a deer from the same stand. not impressed by these posers .and people get on fiols. LOL .


Posers? Those dude kill a lot of ducks. Their calls may not be everyone's first choice, but for a beginner there is nothing wrong with them.

I'm sure if the rest of us had thousands of acres specifically managed for ducks and 40+ blinds we would kill a ton of ducks too.


How does owning good hunting land make someone a poser?



They probably didn't buy it until they watched some show on TV and thought it would be cool to grow beards and hunt ducks. :rolleyes:


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Re: Beginner call

Postby Blackcloud870 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:08 pm

As much as I'd like to poke fun at any number of calls/callers/wannabes I'll shoot ya' straight this time.

I think a good starting place for new duck hunters would be the Buck Gardner Double Nasty that comes with the instructional CD. Buck is world champion duck caller, but his cd will teach you the basics of how to make various callsand NOT the competition routines. I recommend this set up to all of the noobs that ask me where to start each year.
Once you get the basics down ( a general rule of thumb is 10,000 quacks to get it right ), I would highly recommend picking up the Fred Zink, "Mallards Gone Wild" cd ($15). That CD is simply recordings of live mallards in different environments, and will teach you what real ducks sound like, not human cadences/competition callers. I think at the end of the day the goal is to sound like ducks.

If you do those 2 things, you will be light-years ahead of most new "Duck Hunters". ( and I use that term loosely )

Just my $0.02...

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Re: Beginner call

Postby aunt betty » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:01 am

Two reeds and cheap. Thats what a beginner begins on if he is smart.
Zinks little "power hen" fits that.
Lots of calls do. Its just the first one that popped into my head.
Later, take one reed out and whallah...one call does both.
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Re: Beginner call

Postby jwurts4 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:35 pm

CutEmUp89 wrote:Haydel's DR-85, they even have a pink one too DR-15 or something like that. So you can get a good starter call and you can get a pink one for your girl.


DR-85 a staple. Same as flambeau river goose flute
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Re: Beginner call

Postby MOgreenhead » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:54 pm

I learned on a DR-85 and a Keith Allen CD many years ago. "DWIHT"

Everyone should have a DR-85. I've got other calls on my lanyard, but more often then not I find myself running the DR-85. It's a duck killer.
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