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  • kwackkillncrew
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    i dont call for sea ducks. or divers. your better off spending money on more decoys for those types of ducks. If you want a "quieter" call and cant figure out how to make the one you own quite you can purchase timber style call which is generally more quiet then an open water call. It pretty much just takes practice practice practice and then you can make any call quiet or loud as DH1 said

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  • Bullelkklr
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    I'd like a couple lessons please.

    What do you use for sea ducks? Hope this is not too far off topic for JuliW??

    I have pretty much quit practicing calling since I left Colorado. The wife and neighbors are probably elated!

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  • Duckhunter01
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    That is not true. As you know all birds are social. Calling is a form of communication.
    In Alaska there is no need to 'Hail Call" to any birds as we hunt pretty well established areas where the birds are already hanging out and usually on established flight paths.
    Some locations donít require much calling..roosting areas, known feeding areas or loafing areas. (your pond) Although..once you start sending steel downrange..you might have to use the call the next day to coax them back in.. Or just throw out a half dozen decoys and wait a few days.

    The three most common calls utilized here in Alaska and most effective are the Comeback call, Greeting call and Lonesome Hen call. You should be able to do very well with just these three up here.

    The level at which you send these notes all depends on the birds, location, movement of them in flight and the location/distance they are at when trying to communicate with them.

    I can get as soft on a call as I want or as loud with any note. Most can, it takes allot of practice, time and familiarity of the calls you use and tend to familiarize yourself with.

    The duck call market is off the charts..so many people are making them these days. One of the easiest calls to learn how to blow that does not require any tuning straight out of the box(minimal if picky) is the DR85. ITs a great call that is easy to get soft or loud notes and sounds great!

    I have a ton of calls...but this is the one I use daily and have for years.

    Early in the season most of the young birds vocal cords or box if you will...are not completely developed and will often have a raspier more sound then a full adult female mallard.

    Also. donít forget about the drake mallard call. Itís another great confidence call when they get in close and start playing the circling game.

    Calling take time, patience, practice and the know-how. Itís not something you learn on the marsh on opening day.. nor during the season.

    Enjoy and if you have any more questions..please ask.

    Originally posted by JuliW View Post
    Is there such a thing? I have duck calls of the 'less expensive' variety. They are SOOOOO LOOOUUUUDDDD. Ugh.

    We have ducks (mallards) on our pond frequently and they are not as loud as the duck calls I use. nor do the hens ever 'hail', but they do quack and chatter if there are enough in the group.

    curious to know as well...for Alaska, is it generally better NOT to call when duck hunting? Discussed this with some other duck hunters and they are of the opinion that calling in AK is not effective.

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  • JuliW
    started a topic soft duck call?

    soft duck call?

    Is there such a thing? I have duck calls of the 'less expensive' variety. They are SOOOOO LOOOUUUUDDDD. Ugh.

    We have ducks (mallards) on our pond frequently and they are not as loud as the duck calls I use. nor do the hens ever 'hail', but they do quack and chatter if there are enough in the group.

    curious to know as well...for Alaska, is it generally better NOT to call when duck hunting? Discussed this with some other duck hunters and they are of the opinion that calling in AK is not effective.

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