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Looking for a coach

Postby mallard75 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:25 pm

Just started waterfowling "seriously" this past season and was looking for some help in calling, I live just on the otherside of the CT border in Millerton NY and if anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby toolmaker » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:24 pm

I dont want to discourage you.....

but i think youd be better off not knowing how to call...

I cant call very well...but can call just enough to add a little realism to the spread...

i certainly am not turning ducks around to come back and take a second look.

but I have found over the years with guys in my blind..is that we get more ducks piling into the decoys when we arent paying attention, than when we watch then circle and circle and someone starts to CALL.... of course they think they sound great!!! donmt we all..

and unless you REALLY do sound great...you are hurting your chances.

even the guys that call good.... go to it, too much......its like the savior....and since they do call good...they never think that NOIT calling...IS A VALID OPTION.

now if i was a great caller.... I probably wouldnt have written this ha ha

loud constant calling, doesnt have its place in areas that you seldom see more than 20 mallards together( from my experience)

it is really needed in places where there are HUNDREDS of mallards seen together

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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby a_w_taylor » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:58 am

Find a good CD, DVD or mp3 - keep your calls in the car - practice, practice, practice!

And make sure you enjoy the looks you get from people as you drive around wailing out that comeback call!
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby STEELrainCT » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Like tool said the least calling u do the better chance u have a getting birds in...using a hail call in ct is just stupid i only seen ducks go right back to where they came from...all I use is a couple qwacks and a feeder call...im not a expert caller and if ducks are heading my way I dont even bother calling...geese on the other hand is a whole diffrent answer and it depends on many factors.
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby mallard75 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:10 pm

thanks for the help
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby sbeIICT » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:45 pm

Get one of those shaker mallard feeder tube calls. Those things Lay the Hammer!
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby toolmaker » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:38 pm

sbeIICT wrote:Get one of those shaker mallard feeder tube calls. Those things Lay the Hammer!



scotch calls


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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:42 pm

There is "some" solid advice in not calling and you should be aware of the birds behavior when calling is not working. However the people giving this advice (no offense) self admittedly can not call. The key to calling is "good" calling and knowing when and what kind of call to use. Keep your calls in your car and practice often. Thus way you disturb no one and have plenty of time to do it. I've put ducks on the short leash before with a comeback call, but I've also seen ducks flare on a sour quack. So in short yes don't call if you don't want to put in the time to practice. I should also note that not every can do it, as much of it has to do with tongue movement and some people's genes do not allow for them to make certain movements with their tongue.
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby toolmaker » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:09 pm

ctdeathfrombelow wrote:There is "some" solid advice in not calling and you should be aware of the birds behavior when calling is not working. However the people giving this advice (no offense) self admittedly can not call. The key to calling is "good" calling and knowing when and what kind of call to use. Keep your calls in your car and practice often. Thus way you disturb no one and have plenty of time to do it. I've put ducks on the short leash before with a comeback call, but I've also seen ducks flare on a sour quack. So in short yes don't call if you don't want to put in the time to practice. I should also note that not every can do it, as much of it has to do with tongue movement and some people's genes do not allow for them to make certain movements with their tongue.



walla.....we have a VOLUNTEER!

and just one of the guys I had hoped would volunteer...

we both know i couldnt coach him on how to call really good......but you can!!

when does he start?????

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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby Lead Shot Only » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Tool can educate you on buffleheads recipes, just ask him :thumbsup:
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby toolmaker » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:08 pm

and lead shitt can teach you how to call Buffies..


hes like a black belt at that.....

especially in the boat basin, where he corners them in between the docks

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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby Lead Shot Only » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:15 pm

Hey bob, shoot any buffs today? :grooving: :grooving: :grooving:
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:38 pm

Another thread High Jacked! :no: And that is why you don't sniff paint kids... :eek:
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Re: Looking for a coach

Postby a_w_taylor » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:08 am

...using a hail call in ct is just stupid i only seen ducks go right back to where they came from...

If you are terrible - yes. The above is true. Keep them calls handy and practice - having confidence in your calling makes all the difference.
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