HydeMarsh wrote:Stumpjumper, I have to trust you on their hunting ability, and their ability to work ducks. My comment was simply that the type of calling I heard in the contest did not seem to have much relevance to real duck hunting. In my humble opinion it would scare ducks away. I now understand that it is not intended for the purpose of real world hunting. thanks for the clarification.
Are we talking the mainstreet contest or the meat?
There are three different types of duck calling contest:
1. Mainstreet-Very loud ringing hails, power and control. This contest uses a routine that all callers must blow. The contest is to showcase the calls ability, callers ability to control the call and the precision of the two together
2. Meat-Loud hunting hails and lots of duck from top to bottom. This contest also uses the same routine as the mainstreet layout however, one can not ring the call. The contest showcases the call and the callers abilities in a more realistic sounding nature. It is more powerful than one would use in a blind however, what you hear the caller doing is normally what guys at home practice on and blow in a blind but with less volume.
3. Live-Nothing but duck. This contest has no routine and is left to the caller to determine. In the end this contest is about sounding like multiple ducks in a real word situation....your the duck not the hunter calling ducks.
If one takes the time to understand what is going on and then appreciate it for that, one will normally find that it is an enjoyable sport. Contest calling can make you a better call operator plain and simple. Couple that with blind experience and you have a perfect recipe for killing alot of ducks.
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