As the title states I'm completely new to duck calling. Just went for the first time this past Friday and I love it. I have no calls, decoys or a dog so I just set up next to a river and shot at the ducks that were passing or the ones that decided they might want to land in the open spot (much of the river was covered in ice). Ended up with 1 black duck, 2 mergs and 2 geese. Well I figure if I want to get more serious about duck hunting ill need a call and some decoys. Being that I know pretty much nothing about calls I figured I would ask the experts on here. I live in NYC, but usually hunt upstate NY. Its a bit easier for me to hunt Long Island as im right there and the season extends way past deer season, which allows me more time to get out there. Its mostly diver duck hunting from what i see, but there are decent amounts of puddle ducks along the Islands salt marshes and brackish water. I'm a little more interested in puddle duck hunting as I don't want to target ducks that I know I wont be eating, but ill take what i can get for now I guess. Where would you suggest a new guy to start. Open to any and all suggestions/tips.