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I keep a back-up in the bag but I really can't stand a bunch of calls rattling and clanging around my neck. I have also found often when calling' in excitement, I think I am reaching for a Loud call and I accidently get a finishing call and then I squeal the call. I believe in one call to cover all the bases. Keep it simple and master the one call to the fullest.
 

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Same here. One Mallard call, a 6-n-1 whistle and the Lab's whistle. I have found you can do more than you think with one call when that is all you have on the strings.
 

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Those shakers sound nice but be careful, if you hunt sloughs, shorelines and flooded timber, they can see the hand movement. If you are in a blind----no problem.
 

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I carry two hen mallard calls, but one is tuned high for bluebills. Snow, and canada calls, and a whistle, which I use for pintails, drake mallard, wigeon, teal, and woodduck
 

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I have 12 different mallard calls on my lanyard. most of them are acrylic competition calls that required me to sell blood every week for 6 months just to buy....not that any of them are actually any good in a duck blind, but they sure are impressive while hanging around in the parking areas.

in addition to the duck calls, i also carry a few goose calls....i don't hunt geese, too many restrictions on them in the area i live, but i sure do like the way they sound. it is fun to show off and call at passing geese when the duck hunting is slow...though i don't think the other people hunting around me like it much. they are probably just jealous that they don't have a 200.oo dollar custom signature series goose call like i do.

let's see...in the "miscelaneous" section of my lanyard is my widgeon whistle..drake whistle..dog whistle..remote for the dog's shock collar that i leave in the cab of my truck..bottle opener (for those really slow days)..and my predator call. predator call?? you say. well, you never know when a duck hunt may turn into an impromptu coyote hunt. happened to a distant cousin of mine once. boy, was he sorry he left his call at home.

did i mention my bands? well, i only have one REAL band. the other 20 bands on my lanyard came with the various calls and other equipment i've purchased over the years. you can't really tell that they aren't the real deal...a true waterfowler has at least 20 or more bands on their lanyard. nothing says "serious hunter" like a pound of shiny metal hanging around your neck while trying to hide in a duck blind.

oh yeah, my lanyard..well, the sheer weight and number of all my calls and bands has forced me to move on from "traditional" lanyards. now i use a peice of logging rope with 30 different drops..each drop being made from a different color and type of rope. sure, it can get confusing sometimes, but hey...it's not which call i use..it's how many people that see me using it that counts.

well, gotta go...time to go work out my neck and shoulder muscles. those bands and calls don't carry themselves you know.
 

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ok, enough funny business. :cool:

normally, my lanyard has my one mallard call. an RNT Bois D'Arc short barrel. also, i have a widgeon whistle since half of what i shoot out here is widgeon. currently, i have a Sonderman 66 (a newer version of the Olt 66) on my lanyard in place of the RNT. The RNT needs tuning...i miss it dearly.

ok ok ok....yes, i do have my ONE band on my lanyard. :oops:
 

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oh yeah, my lanyard..well, the sheer weight and number of all my calls and bands has forced me to move on from "traditional" lanyards. now i use a peice of logging rope with 30 different drops..each drop being made from a different color and type of rope. sure, it can get confusing sometimes, but hey...it's not which call i use..it's how many people that see me using it that counts.
Now that's funny, :laughing: very true for alot of people. I myself have fallen it to the "show" of duck hunting. I love it though.:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh at nobody else. :smile:
The really funny people are the ones with all the expensive calls that don't even know how to blow them. :laughing:
 

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Giv'em3 -i see some funny stuff 'round here in the "duck show" department. i hunt quite often at a local refuge system. it's your basic fish and wildlife run operation. people line up, draw chips, then get called up to the checkstation to pick which designated blind they want to hunt out of. i like it because it is close to my house and i can get out for a quick morning hunt with the dog and be home by 11am without much fuss. it is truly "no-hassle" duck hunting...or you would think so.

what really transpires is something akin to a duck hunter fashion show.

there is a group of young guys that all wear matching sweatshirts with their names printed on the chest along with their "team" name..said team name has also been stickered all over their truck. -way to go guys...you take first prize in the "what were you thinking?" contest.

another group of guys i see seem to always have a really nice boat hooked up to their rig. errrr...why? or more appropriately, if you have a really nice boat why aren't you hunting someplace really nice? lots of good hunting on the columbia river boys....but all you're doing here is taking up extra parking space. yes, it is a nice boat. however, if you really don't want to get that brand new prop dinged up or that new quick grass all muddy, why don't you just leave it at home?

i loved this one...while standing around the checkstation one morning i actually overheard a guy getting upset with his hunting partner because his partner's new 500.00 waterfowling jacket's camo pattern wasn't the exact same version of advantage wetlands pattern as the pair of 2 year old waders he was wearing.
 

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Giv'em3 -i see some funny stuff 'round here in the "duck show" department. i hunt quite often at a local refuge system. it's your basic fish and wildlife run operation. people line up, draw chips, then get called up to the checkstation to pick which designated blind they want to hunt out of. i like it because it is close to my house and i can get out for a quick morning hunt with the dog and be home by 11am without much fuss. it is truly "no-hassle" duck hunting...or you would think so.

what really transpires is something akin to a duck hunter fashion show.

there is a group of young guys that all wear matching sweatshirts with their names printed on the chest along with their "team" name..said team name has also been stickered all over their truck. -way to go guys...you take first prize in the "what were you thinking?" contest.

another group of guys i see seem to always have a really nice boat hooked up to their rig. errrr...why? or more appropriately, if you have a really nice boat why aren't you hunting someplace really nice? lots of good hunting on the columbia river boys....but all you're doing here is taking up extra parking space. yes, it is a nice boat. however, if you really don't want to get that brand new prop dinged up or that new quick grass all muddy, why don't you just leave it at home?

i loved this one...while standing around the checkstation one morning i actually overheard a guy getting upset with his hunting partner because his partner's new 500.00 waterfowling jacket's camo pattern wasn't the exact same version of advantage wetlands pattern as the pair of 2 year old waders he was wearing.
:mrgreen: :laughing: :laughing:
Oh yeah,baby. Git're Done :thumbsup:
 
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