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 Post subject: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Im just getting into duck hunting, and i would like a call that is easy to use, and also cheap (less than 50 bucks).
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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Double reed calls are usually easier for a beginner to blow. Go to http://www.mackspw.com and look at their calls. You will probably have to spend more than $50 for a good call. Plastic (molded) is cheapest, wood usually next, and acrylic the highest price.

Most really good callers in Arkansas blow single reed wood or acrylic calls.

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:07 pm 
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For a basic beginner's call its hard to beat a Haydell's Dr-85. Easy for a new guy to produce good notes. And cheap too. After you get the basics down and feel comfortable calling, I would look toward an RNT.

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:15 pm 
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My friend who is big into duck hunting reccomended RNT calls, but i might have to look into that haydells call, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:06 pm 
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dr-85 or zinc powerhen 2 (ph-2)


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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:01 am 
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selectenergy wrote:
My friend who is big into duck hunting reccomended RNT calls, but i might have to look into that haydells call, thanks!


The RNT production facilities are next door to Macks Prairie Wings in Stuttgart. The owners are long time friends. Check out RNT calls on their website. http://www.rntcalls.com

You might want to look at the RNT Duck Hunter Combo with the call and instructional CD for $53.

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
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selectenergy,

browse around on this site for a while.
http://www.echocalls.com/

For starting out I recommend the Echo Poly Timber Call - Double Reed for $29.95

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:18 am 
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Yep, Rick makes a good call. I've blown one of his coca bola calls for almost 20 years. You can order them from Mack's.

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Yep, Rick makes a good call. I've blown one of his coca bola calls for almost 20 years. You can order them from Mack's.


I agree! You can order them straight from Rick on the site I posted above.

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:11 am 
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I like my Hobo icu2 & Echo timber, but there's lots of good calls out there to chose from :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:16 am 
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These guys liked myI Haydels Dr 85

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Buck Gardners call are some of the best for the money. I pretty new to duck hunting myself and knowning when to call and when not to is almost as important as how good you are on the call.

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:48 am 
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Buck Garner working man is a decent inexpensive call. I have an RNT and when its cold and that call freezes up I go to the working man. One thing to remember is that single reeds tend to stick more than doubles (at least mine does). Like brittman said, knowing when to/not to call is more important. I do the tip/tail calling. If I can see there wing tips or there tails I call, if they are coming in stop.

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:12 pm 
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DR85 and Primos timber wench


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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:03 am 
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selectenergy wrote:
i would like a call that is easy to use, and also cheap (less than 50 bucks).


Open the Mack's or the Cabela's catalog to the duck call section and pick one in your price range. It will work! You won't go wrong with a:

Haydel's
Duck Commander
Primos
Echo
Southern Game Calls
Gardner
RNT
Zink
Hobo
Quack Head
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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
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selectenergy wrote:
i would like a call that is easy to use, and also cheap (less than 50 bucks).


Open the Mack's or the Cabela's catalog to the duck call section and pick one in your price range. It will work! You won't go wrong with a:

Echo
Haydel's
Duck Commander
Primos
Southern Game Calls
Gardner
RNT
Zink
Hobo
Quack Head
Devastator


there....I fixed that for ya {hs# :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:39 pm 
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The Haydel DR-85 is probably the easiest to learn on. It is pretty hard to sound bad on one of those, but I've hunted with a few who have managed it!

I'm a RNT fan too: Acrylic Daisy Cutter and Cocobola Original. My next addition to the family will either be a RNT DC Timber Hawg, or and Echo Timber!

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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:45 pm 
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DR 85 all the way, Hell i'd pay some $$$ for an acrylic version of the DR 85.


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 Post subject: Re: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:17 pm 
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One word....Echo.

I have the acrylic timber. Will be the last duck call I ever buy.


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 Post subject: Best beginner duck call(s)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Ole Pal's custom duck call :)




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