Call the Wild is the first stop for hunters who want to learn how to call or level up their calling skills. From the basics of blowing air to calling tips that you can use while hunting, Call the Wild's instructional videos and exercises teach you the skills you need to slay in the field.
Expert instructors with years of experience guide you through their tried-and-true training processes. In bite-size videos, instructors break down the complexities of calling into easy-to-understand lessons that you can watch at your own pace. Master your call by practicing with the accompanying exercises — no pressure, no judgment. Whether you're just beginning to hunt or you're looking to call more game into range, Call the Wild puts better calling within your reach.
For those who have completed the introductory course, welcome! In this course, Matt Carey walks you through the ins and outs of the following calls: the lonesome hen, the comeback call, the hail call, the cajun squeal, and the bouncing hen. In addition to learning a new set of practical skills, you’ll also learn how to finesse your calling with real-life hunting tips on how to find success behind the blind. Are you ready to put some hours in? Let’s get to it!
Episode 1: Welcome Back - Here’s your next challenge
Welcome back to Call the Wild. In this course, we will be discussing intermediate duck-calling skills as well as some practical knowledge on how to use all that you’ve learned so far in the field. Before watching this course, please ensure you’ve completed our “Basics of Calling” course so that y...
In this episode, you’ll practice the lonesome hen call — a riff off of the basic quack. When the birds have made a few passes and are seemingly committed to your setup, the lonesome hen call is a great way to seal the deal.
In episode 4, Matt Carey introduces the comeback call. The ducks have passed a few times, have lost interest, or are circling wider and wider. What do you do? The comeback call is your last-ditch effort when working a group of birds.
In episode 5, you’ll practice the hail call, also known as the highball. When the birds are 200 yards off, this call can make the birds look your way. You’ll need a good amount of air pressure to hit and stay on a not-so-pretty note.
Episode 6: Cajun Squeal - Add in Some Louisiana Flair
In Episode 6, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the cajun squeal. For this more advanced technique, you’ll add a little Louisiana flair to your calling — a great way to incorporate some variation in your calling.
Episode 9: Low & Slow - Adding Variety to Your Calling Speed
In episode 9, you’ll learn how to break the muscle memory you’ve worked so hard to master. A great caller doesn’t sound the same every time. In this class, you’ll focus on adding variety to your calling speed. You’ll also learn how to shake up your cadence pitch.
The Chop Chop calling technique is a great tool to use on waning flocks. In this variation of a 5-note cadence, you’ll be speeding things up to turn the birds your way! In this class, you’ll focus on making your quacks short with hard stops that separate each note from the last.
Calling all ducks! It’s time to learn how to sound like a lot of ducks all at once. In this episode, you’ll be mixing things up with quacks and cadences. It’s time to put your new calling skills to the test.
Episode 12: Reaction vs Confidence - What Call to Use & When
Let’s talk about the why behind the call. In this episode, you’ll learn when to use the different calls you’ve worked so hard to master. From getting birds to react to keeping the party going, it’s important to know when to make noise, what noise to make, and when a little peace and quiet may act...
Extra! Extra! Learning the ins and outs of each calling technique is only part of finding success behind the blind. You’ll also want to know what skill to use and when. In episode 15, you’ll learn a few practical tips to help you bag more birds.
Call the Wild: Intermediate, How to Use a Duck Call
In the intermediate course, you'll embark on 15 new lessons where you'll learn the ins and outs of specific calls: the lonesome hen, the comeback call, the hail call, the cajun squeal, and the bouncing hen.