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Postby Puddler » Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:29 pm

Im 15 years old and i am pretty good with a duck call except when it comes to feeder calling. Can anyone tell me how to do a feeder call?
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Postby TallCypress » Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:50 pm

Try to find someone who is close to you that can show you a thing or two. It would be easy for you to find a calling tape that could tell you how to do it, but someone close by can walk you through it.
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Postby Illinois-Ducker » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:31 pm

I was about 13 when i first picked up a duck call. Now at 18, i can out call pretty much anyone i know. I learned by going out and finding hunting videos and just listening to how they do it and copying it. I do the feeding call by either sayin ticka ticka ticka ticka or kitty kitty kitty.. You may not be able to do it at first, it takes a while to get it down. Practice and im sure you'll get the hang of it.. After you get pretty good at it, you can add a quack in the middle to make it sound like more ducks are on the water.
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Postby Mallyard » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:43 pm

I also try the ticka-ticka-ticka-ticka sequence... But what I started out doing is saying pick-em-up with my tounge into the call... Hope this proves helpful...



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Postby Illinois-Ducker » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:40 pm

Yeah, that also works.... But i still cant stress enough the need to practice!!!
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Postby Christian Curtis » Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:06 pm

Puddler,

I wish I would have started when I was fifteen. I commend you for that. In my opinion, all of the forementioned advice is great and will help you. My advice is this...Don't get hung up on the "rolling feed" (Unless you are planning on getting into contests.) I use a rolling feed enough to say that I RARELY use it while hunting. I prefer the "single cut" clucks. This can be achieved saying cook or cack into the call. Good luck and as one stated get with someone close to you for help...If you can't find someone in your area, holler at me...I'll give you my two cents over the phone. 573-380-0032. Good Luck.

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Postby h2ofwlr » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:19 am

Videos or DVD sare much better than cassette tapes because you can see the hand positioning. This is especially true on short reed calls for geese, but also apply for flutes and duck calls.

I know the MN Waterfowl Assn has a CD out, they are listed in the conservation forum, go to their website, and look for the Calling CD.
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Postby Puddler » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:27 pm

Thanks for all the info.
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Postby SteveInTN » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:31 pm

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Postby Keith S. » Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:33 am

If you really want to learn how to use a duck call, check out Pro Duck Calling from Carlson Championship Calls. http://carlsoncalls.com/

This system has produced many champions and will show you the mechanics of using a duck call.
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Postby Christian Curtis » Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:01 pm

Keith is right, the Carlson instruction is very good, as is the RNT set, Echo's instructional CD, and Pureduck CD by Keith Allen. It all depends on the style you prefer. For a true beginner, Keith Allen's is tough to beat.

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Postby winchesterx2 » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:38 pm

If you'll notice that when you have your decoys placed just right you won't even have to use a call. Have you ever noticed when your not paying attention that the next thing you know theres a duck putting down in your deks and you never even called ? Some days a call works fine. Then others they shy from it. On those days stop calling.[/b]
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Postby talltimber » Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:56 am

I'm sure there are a lot of guys on here that can help you and have already. The best offer is from Christian. Call him and/or get Keith's cd, it's very good. :salude:
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Postby ND_Duckslayer » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:30 pm

Practice, practice, practice! Don't worry about the rolling feeding call too much. That's one of those calls that sounds better to us than it does to the ducks. When I do use it, its in short bursts with quacks popping out once in a while. Best thing to do when the ducks are coming in is to just stop calling! Good luck! :thumbsup:
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Postby winchesterx2 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:34 am

Amen, duck slayer. I agree 100%. :hammering:
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Postby BLUE DUCK » Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:32 pm

You need to understand first off what a feeding call is and when it should be used. IN 12 INCHES OF WATER OR LESS. That means in a lot of situations it is useless. TIKKA TIKKA isnt a feed call that is a chatter. A feed call is a series of small quacks in pairs of two.
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Postby redlegged mallard » Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:12 pm

i promise the best way to know what ducks sound like is to sit behind a pond damn and listen to them. u will be surprized. but the feeder call is actually pretty easy once u figure out how to do it. all i do is say ticka ticka into the call as fast as i can. keep practicing and good luck.
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