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Apr 4th, 2011 at 9:49am
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Im useless at it...

Is there somewhere I can download some decent mallard and parrie calls and play them through my Ipod and speaker system
  

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Reply #1 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 9:51am
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I have a couple of links for both male and female parrie, I will post them up tonight when I get home.
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 9:53am
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No...

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no....

Sorry for the bluntness, but no, don't do it... It will probably sound worse than you do!

My advice would be to learn to call better... There is plenty of stuff on the net about how to do it... Youtube has heaps.

Here is an awesome resource as well...
  

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Reply #3 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 10:09am
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Calling ducks is a part of being a duck hunter! Learn. Smiley
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 10:12am
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Or some one on here who lives on your area maybe able to give you some one on one lessons. Its an art & once you get good at it theres nothing better.
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 10:22am
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yeah stick with it mate, can't beat those mallards turning to your call.
Buy some dvds or youtube it and try to mimmick the pros - that's what I did - Art of Commanding Ducks 1 & 2 have a few tips, that's what I learnt off.
Don't call too much and always call at their tails.
the "Chopchop" is my most used call and it seems to grab their attention, good luck
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 10:30am
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watch the intro to duck hunting dvd by f&g,
some calling tips in there that will definitely get you on the right track

The parrie call doesn't require practice, as a few honks gets them in close.
with the mallard call don't blow into it, speak into it,
eg. woot, witt, or what ever you say finish the air pressure with "T"
You cant go wrong, listen to clips on youtube to get the right sound.
What call do you have?
and remember if your decoy spread is full of resters you don't have to be that vocal. but if they are mostly actives and feeders, learn the feed chuckle, "tik tik tik - tik - tik tik - tik tik tik"

  
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Reply #7 - Apr 4th, 2011 at 9:27pm
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http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2F...

I used this website to improve my goose calling.
Definetly stick with it like the rest have said.  Its part of the hunting
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 5th, 2011 at 4:12pm
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Im a confident caller but when i go out on my own i throw a speaker out as well and it seems to work.  I used this web site and copied them to my ipod playlist and they work kinda well. 
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http://www.mscustomcalls.com/MP3.html

  
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Reply #9 - Apr 5th, 2011 at 5:28pm
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Yeah, that one thing I thought about. I hunt by myself. And I thought about putting a feeding chuckle on my mp3 player or something and leave that going with the rest of my calls coming from the caller.

I'm not sure if I will end up doing it as I have already spent a bit on duck gear this year and I'm not sure if I could justify spending the money on decent speakers that don't require a plug in the wall.

Has anybody else done something like this?
Or is this idea even worthwhile?
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 6th, 2011 at 12:17am
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Ive been using a scotch call and find it easy to use and very forgiving but can be a pain sometimes, I also have a single reed call ill be using this year, still need lots of practice though.  Was wondering about those cass creek callers (the new mixed bag ones), are they any good?
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 6th, 2011 at 8:09am
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We use 2 outdoor speakers, a car battery and a car amplifier. Hooked into iphone. There are execelant iphone aps that are about a dollar and have all the different duck calls recorded. Still use manual callers but have feeding chuckle on the stereo.

Works great. Last year when we trialled this set up we started out with it at an average volume and we had a lot of ducks circle but not come in. Just to try something different we cranked the volume waaay up (so you want to be wearing earmuffs) and instantly the ducks started bombing in.

I really dont see why people think this doesnt work, It is recordings of real ducks, As long as your are playing it back through a reasonable quality sound system of course it is going to be effective, And I can speak from experience with it.
  
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Re: Calling Ducks
Reply #12 - Apr 6th, 2011 at 8:21am
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Justin wrote on Apr 6th, 2011 at 12:17am:
Ive   Was wondering about those cass creek callers (the new mixed bag ones), are they any good?


I bought one and it worked well with a friends gun dogs I also tried it at the local duck pond and it got a good response
  

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Reply #13 - Apr 6th, 2011 at 10:29am
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I also have used one when shooting on my own to add some background sounds to fill in my calling.
  
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