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Fail!!
« on: November 19, 2012, 01:52:00 PM »
Headed out to the river yesterday. Set up 2 groups of deeks. Wait where's that mutha trucking!?!? Forgot my duck call!!
FAIL!!
Better luck next time  :)
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 02:51:20 PM »
Hey.... its ok not to use a call.
sometimes thats better.
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 03:32:33 PM »


I wouldn't pack up and call it a day just for the lack of a duck call.  You never know,  I've had plenty of ducks land in my spread when I wasn't calling......... or paying attention.  :chuckle:
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 03:46:13 PM »


I wouldn't pack up and call it a day just for the lack of a duck call.  You never know,  I've had plenty of ducks land in my spread when I wasn't calling......... or paying attention.  :chuckle:

exactly!

And what about guys like.... maybe my dad..... that used to kill THOUSANDS of ducks way back in the day before "Modern" calling?
Hmmm.... they still got birds with no call.
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 06:28:08 PM »
I sat over my spread and just watched the ducks fly by out of range until dark. Never took a shot! Beats doing yard work!!
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 07:14:52 PM »
Beats doing yard work!!



 :chuckle:


This is so true. 
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 08:26:29 PM »
Many guys would do better without the call  :yike: :chuckle:
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 08:36:42 PM »
I hope to get back out there soon.
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 08:43:19 PM »
Headed out to the river yesterday. Set up 2 groups of deeks. Wait where's that mutha trucking!?!? Forgot my duck call!!
FAIL!!
Better luck next time  :)

How do you not know that you FAIL with a duck call?  What sounds like sound of music to you may be a tsunami warning to the birds.   :chuckle:  You might have been just okay without it.   :chuckle:  All joking aside, throw a spare in your jacket or game bag.  I have ran out without them and have turned around just to go get my calls.  I think I have placed 3 or 4 calls in every rig and extras in each jacket and waders.
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 09:18:16 PM »
One morning I forgot my decoys. I still got a couple of birds that morning .

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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 08:44:15 AM »
Many guys would do better without the call  :yike: :chuckle:


lol..... exactly    :chuckle:
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 08:48:26 AM »
I did the same thing a week and a half ago with goose hunting. It didn't turn out too badly.
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2012, 08:49:21 AM »
Just do like the World champions do.....

http://youtu.be/IoX4gYG18A0


....Wish I was half that good.    :tup:
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 09:55:05 AM »
Wow! I need to practice more.  :chuckle:
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 09:38:18 PM »
I sat over my spread and just watched the ducks fly by out of range until dark. Never took a shot! Beats doing yard work!!

 :yeah:

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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 10:33:56 PM »
I sat over my spread and just watched the ducks fly by out of range until dark. Never took a shot! Beats doing yard work!!

then you must have been set up in the wrong spot. you don't need a call to draw them in if you and your decoys are in the right area and all your other bases are covered. on public land later in the season sometimes its best just to shut the F up and let everyone else shoot themselves in the feet with poor or overly aggressive calling while educated ducks get fooled by something they haven't seen already... a silent decoy spread.

ever wonder why so many ducks sneak in your decoys when YOU AREN'T paying attention and blasting spit out the end of your call? how could they possibly find the decoys without your help?  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2012, 02:43:46 AM »
I sat over my spread and just watched the ducks fly by out of range until dark. Never took a shot! Beats doing yard work!!

then you must have been set up in the wrong spot. you don't need a call to draw them in if you and your decoys are in the right area and all your other bases are covered. on public land later in the season sometimes its best just to shut the F up and let everyone else shoot themselves in the feet with poor or overly aggressive calling while educated ducks get fooled by something they haven't seen already... a silent decoy spread.

ever wonder why so many ducks sneak in your decoys when YOU AREN'T paying attention and blasting spit out the end of your call? how could they possibly find the decoys without your help?  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:


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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2012, 01:39:30 PM »
Three of us were hunting one morning and it was about 10 am, we were all there standing big as life on this sandy spot being real loud and one guy was telling a joke. Three drakes and two hens came careening into the spread and landed. It was one of those moments that you look at one another like, did that just happen? Those five gave us a limit.

I am a new to duck hunting, but here in WA I have yet to really have much luck consistently calling duck to the spread, it seems to deter them in many situations.

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Re: Fail!!
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2012, 05:21:59 PM »
I am a new to duck hunting, but here in WA I have yet to really have much luck consistently calling duck to the spread, it seems to deter them in many situations.

Most guys don't sound like ducks.  They sound like really loud guys yelling at ducks with a crappy duck call.   Real ducks aren't quacking at each other constantly and loudly, over and over like a lot of hunters do.  Get a really good two tone call (the primos wench is a good basic call),  listen to a good instructional cd, and learn the cadence and drawn out notes of the lazy hen call with the little squeak at the end of each note, the contented quack, the staccato feeding chuckle, the reedy mallard drake call, and use a widgeon whistle to sound like wigeon, pintails and teal.  Save the loud comeback and hail calls for practice at home when hunting around other guys.  They can work on really big water though, but it's the exception rather than the rule.   Most guys are just way too aggressive when calling  in my opinion.  When the ducks are coming in, let them.   When they're not, try to coax them, but don't scream at them. 

 

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