Best call for hunting cold weather?

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Best call for hunting cold weather?

Postby warr0088 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:46 am

I'm in the Ottawa Valley and am looking for my first decent call. I've been using a cheap double and single reed that came with an instructional video from years ago. It's time to upgrade! I hunt a small river that often has ducks flying within 20-50yds above, and also many from further away. I set out decoys and have a great blind set-up. We mostly get mallards, a few wood ducks, and some early season teal as well. The river is enclosed with a line of trees, but open fields just outside the shoreline ....

Any suggestions?
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Postby Heronk » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:48 am

I am also in the Ottawa Valley.

I would recommend an Echo or an RNT call preferably in acrylic since the freezing temps can be hard on wooden calls. I personally use Echo calls....a Timber, an XLT and an Open Water. The Timber would be well suited to close in calling like you describe. Also the XLT if you want a little more volume. The Open Water would almost certainly be too loud. I really only use mine on windy days on the Ottawa or in the fields.

If you would like to try them out, let me know and I would be happy to show them to you.
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Postby warr0088 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:27 am

I appreciate the offer, I think I'm going to get two custom calls made from Watkins, both acrylic. Expensive, but I think it'll be worth it in the end. Where abouts on the Ottawa do you hunt? I'm in the Carp area
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Postby drake23 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:36 am

im in the valley in pembroke were abouts are you guys
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Postby REM1100 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:26 am

I still use my trusty old wooden Chieften call . affordable and reliable
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Postby plainsman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:06 pm

Cooler weather requires non sticking calls....Spit-tech and Doc Hull are the way to go :thumbsup:
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Postby fido » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:52 am

I have had no problems with my RNT duck and ZINK goose calls
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