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Duck call question

Postby uplandguy1100 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:05 pm

I'm new to duck hunting and I have a duck call question

How far away will a call, call in a duck?
Does the duck call work if the duck is on the water?
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Re: Duck call question

Postby :-) » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:41 pm

This is the how...

http://www.ducks.org/hunting/duck-calli ... ust-master

This the when...

http://www.wildfowlmag.com/tips_strateg ... _0718.html

There is noting like calling in your first ducks...just remember to be successful you HAVE to be where the ducks want to be. You'd be surprised how many ducks you can kill without a call if you set up in the right spot.

How to find the right spot...when you reach the point your power boat can't go any further, you walk past where all the guys with a mud motor are hunting, and make your way all the way back to where the airboats are parked you'll be close. The best hunting is always just around the bend, and it's worth every miserable second!

Hope you have a great season!
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Re: Duck call question

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:54 pm

:-) wrote:There is noting like calling in your first ducks...just remember to be successful you HAVE to be where the ducks want to be. You'd be surprised how many ducks you can kill without a call if you set up in the right spot.


Great advice!
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Re: Duck call question

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:33 pm

While I certainly buy the importance of being where they want to be if you can't call well, where calling well can really help you out is when you can't be where they want to be.

Jim Ronquest has been quoted as saying there are only two places you can call a duck, where they want to be and where they don't mind being. Which isn't entirely accurate, either, as there are times when the right calling can even get birds to return to a spot they've clearly shown avoidance of. That, to me, is the ultimate in calling: tripping up birds that just have to be thinking, "I knew it, son of a bean, I knew it." when the guns come up.
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Re: Duck call question

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:35 pm

uplandguy1100 wrote:I'm new to duck hunting and I have a duck call question

How far away will a call, call in a duck?
Does the duck call work if the duck is on the water?


I have called them in about a mile away. That was on a 12 mile lake. Ned S
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