Once you have learned how to blow a duck calll, your next step is learning when and where to use you new duck call. The where is the most difficult.
Where you decide to hunt plays the most important role in your duck calling success. Choose a spot where the birds want to be and you will be covered up in ducks. Pick the wrong spot and you will question your calling ability when in reality the problem is your choice of locations.
The following tips will assume you choose a spot the ducks want to be to use your duck call.
- If the birds are approaching your decoys, don’t give your location away and call at them. Instead wait for them to get past your decoys 50 yards and hit them with a greeting call.
- Call at birds when you can see the ducks wing tips and tails. This will insure you are not calling at birds that are approaching your decoys for a closer look.
- The farther away the ducks, the louder you blow your duck call. Remember which way the wind is blowing also. If the ducks are down wind they can hear your calling from a further distance.
- If the birds are flaring at the instant you call, they may be call shy. If they are flaring when you are not calling, more than likely something else is wrong besides your calling.
- Choose the proper duck call for your location. If you are hunting small to mid size water or any size water and it is not windy, a ultra ducky call like the Raspy G2 will be your call of choice. If you are hunting large water or the winds are very strong, a louder open water call like the Screaming Single will be your call of choice. The ability to choose between a loud call and a softer call can be the difference between shooting a limit and shooting just a few.
- Practice, Practice, Practice. The blind is no place to learn how to blow a duck call. Learn that in your house or on the way to work.
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