A duck call is like a traditional whistle that sounds like a duck. Back in the day, they were wood instruments with a reed. Hunters – our dad and grandpas – used to grunt into the call and say stuff like “hut” or “kak.” We’ve come a long way with the calls and the calling techniques. Some of the best duck hunters and duck callers do not even use their voices anymore.
Basic calls: The Quack, The Feed Call, The Hail Call.
The Quack is sharp and real short.
The Feed vary in pitch and sounds like ducks eating. It’s a short sequence of rapid notes.
The Hail (or comeback) is the loudest to attract ducks that are hanging out far away.
Nowadays, they come in two materials – wood and acrylic. The biggest difference between the two is that acrylic calls are LOUD and they carry further than a wood duck call. This is a big deal when you’re out duck hunting. Acrylic calls is what we in the duck hunting world prefer. You want your call to reach out and find ducks. It also depends where you’re going duck hunting. If you’re out in a swampy area, a wood call is good. Also take into consideration that wood expands. The duck hunting conditions aren’t always the best. You might have humidity and that changes wood. You might have seen some of the decorative duck calls with elaborate designs. Those are expensive and sometimes don’t do a good job.
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Now every hunter in a duck blind can call ducks
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Special tuning hole in bell to sound like multiple ducks