Call advice?

Discussion in 'Duck & Goose Calling Forum' started by Boot, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Boot

    Boot New Member

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    Ok, first of all, I'm still a newbie at duck hunting. My son in law introduced me to it a couple seasons ago and I was instantly hooked. So far, I've gone hunting with him, and let him do all the calling, and he's actually pretty good. I know enough about calling to know I should be quiet if I simply ain't no good at it.
    That being said, I want to learn and practice over the off season so I don't have to depend on my son in law if I want to go when he can't.
    I don't think I'll need a 500$ call to begin with, but I also don't want to waste money or time on a junk call that won't be any good no matter how much I practice.
    Can y'all recommend a good quality call, that is perhaps "beginner friendly" as well? Something that will last, and produce good results, but maybe not require 100 years of practice to get decent results? I don't mind putting the time in to practice and learn a new skill.
    Since I live in Ga, I am looking for a wood duck call, along with a mallard call. I know some say you can't call wood ducks, but I've watched my son in law do it often and with good results. I'd like to learn it myself.
    I plan to watch as many instructional videos as I can find, and hopefully learn it before next season. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
     
  2. J.SCOTT

    J.SCOTT Senior Refuge Member

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    Primos makes an easy wood duck call to blow. You can't go wrong with a Haydel dr-12 mallard duck call. You should be able to get the pair for under 50.00.
     
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  3. Wiscoduckhunt

    Wiscoduckhunt Senior Refuge Member

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    Ton of info over in the calling forum but Lots of great options out there. I started with buck Gardner calls and then branched out.

    You would be surprised what type of calls you can get fairly cheap Echo Wood and poly double is around $50 ... some of the custom guys also have specials on their calls from time to time
     
  4. Swampfoot

    Swampfoot Senior Refuge Member

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    Buck gardener spitfire is like 50 bucks for an acrylic call which is pretty low, reed and a half, easy to blow and sounds good.
     
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    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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  7. letmwurk

    letmwurk Elite Refuge Member

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    crack pipe X3
     
  8. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    You might not (or maybe did) know what you've started with your question. If you just want to kill ducks, a Duck Commander DC200 is about the duck-killingest entry level call there is.
     
  9. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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  10. NCBADGES

    NCBADGES North / South Carolina Flyway Moderator Moderator

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    Do yourself a favor and buy something NEW, not a used call that someone has "custom tuned". Double reeds are much easier to learn on, IMO.

    ncb
     

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