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.
Intro to Duck Calling - The Basics of How to Use a Duck Call
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.