Diver calls and Gadwall calls

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  1. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member

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    My old man said they called bluebills by using mallard calls as described in this thread.
    Like machine gun thru the call.
     
  2. thebiggrfigr

    thebiggrfigr Senior Refuge Member

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    I have found a quick peep here and there, on any whistle call, will "sometimes" bring the gadwalls closer. I have also learned that they do what they want, sometimes on a string, sometimes circle forever and commit, or they come close and slowly work further away from decoys and off into the blue.
     
  3. goosehunter64

    goosehunter64 Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't know about Gadwalls...normally just use a mallard call, but I suspect a Gaddy call would be the icing.
    Now for divers...I use a single reed mallard. I do a mix of cans, redheads, scaup, and ringnecks..
     
  4. JJVizinat

    JJVizinat Senior Refuge Member

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    Most realistic sounding Grey call is the DC one, with that said, I’ve found other calls to be more effective on them.

    Hate to say it again, but the DR-85 is deadly on Greys when they wanna work. I try an put a little more throat into it to get that rasp and chop it up more like a BW hen.

    I use mostly cutdowns these days and w the majority of them you can put a little “Taa” sound into the call and it’ll give you that Gadwall beep.
     
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  5. mister gadwall

    mister gadwall Senior Refuge Member

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    Gadwall: First pass is the best pass , about every time.

    I really hunted the fool out of gadwall in the point system days. 30 duck days for three guys not uncommon. Got pretty fair at killing them in open water on big lakes in the south. A flat sounding mallard call, with a series of flat short quack staccato worked "sometimes".

    Jerk string, and a small group of realistic gadwall decoys , and being where they wanted to be was a heck of a lot more important than the calling. Every time.
     
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    “ Ain’t no bugs on them Grey ducks!”
     
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    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't find them problematic to toll here, but do find them more apt to be skanky than anything else we shoot. Not always, but too often to target when shooting for our table.
     
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    That was just a quote from Phil Robertson in an early video.
     
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    Flyfisher Elite Refuge Member

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    Coco, I got two excuses....
     
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  10. GulfCoast

    GulfCoast Moderate Moderator Moderator

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    Gadwalls are a pretty high percentage of our bag at our place. I have found that you can land gadwalls very easily with deep quick pairs of "beeps" on a mallard call. Or just normally using a mallard call. They are my favorite "dumb duck."
     

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