How to Use a Duck Call, Intro - The Basics
In this course on "how to use a duck call," you'll start with the basic mechanics of a duck call and spend time mastering the basic quack. From there, you learn the ins and outs of the 3-note cadence, the greeting call, basic feed sounds, the stutter feed and the drag in feed. Each of the 9 lessons has been meticulously set up to help you develop great calling form and good calling habits — a foundation critical for mastering more advanced calling as you progress through the series.
I urge you to not skip videos and to not move too quickly. Master each section before moving on to the next. With each section we’ve included several exercises to use as practice tools as you work through the process.
Episode 1 : Trust the process
We’ve designed this course specifically with the hunter in mind. This is not a masterclass on contest calling, but a guide for hunters who want to kill more ducks! We will start with the basic mechanics of the call and go all the way into tips to take into the blind.
Episode 2 : Calls and Lingo
This section is all about the call. The parts of the call, their importance, and some helpful lingo to understand as we move forward.
Episode 3 : Making The Quack
Episode 4: Exercise ONE
Episode 5 : Exercise TWO
Episode 6 : Exercise THREE
Episode 7 : 3 Note Cadence
The purpose of this section is to work on a 3-note cadence. Cadences refer to rhythmic sequences or flows. This is a term used in music and poetry to describe how things are said, repeated, timed, etc. In our case, cadence refers to how we use the basic quack, its rhythm, and its sequence.
Episode 8 : Exercise FOUR
Episode 9 : Greeting Call
Before landing, flying ducks will often fire off a 4-5 note cadence as they approach swimming ducks on the water.
Episode 10 : Exercise FIVE
Episode 11: Basic Feed Sounds
When you are in a crowded restaurant, people are often talking as they hang out and eat their food. Mallards do the same thing when they are near food. As well as quacking, they make what we call the "feed call" or "feed chuckle".
Episode 12 : Exercise SIX
Episode 13 : Exercise SEVEN
Episode 14 : Exercise EIGHT
Episode 15 : Stutter Feed
The feed call can also include cadences, just like the quack. The more you learn about these cadences, the more realistic these sounds become.
Episode 16 : Exercise NINE
Episode 17 : Drag in feed
The last thing you need to add to your feed is a few quacks here and there.
You will be glad to have this skill under your belt, especially if you are the only caller in the blind.
Episode 18 : Hunting tips
When birds are responding to your calls and checking out your decoy setup, we call that “working birds”. Duck hunters will constantly watch the ducks to see how they are responding and call accordingly.