When you are using your duck call, you might be using it simply like a whistle. But remember, the duck call is essentially a musical instrument. Instead of producing the next great pop single, you are imitating the calling sounds of the majestic waterfowl. Each sound you produce should replicate the sound that real ducks use to communicate with each other.
Here are a few calls for you to practice in order to get the most out of your JJ Lares duck calls.
A greeting call is just as the title says. This is one duck greeting the other. This call consists of five to seven quacks that lower in pitch as you go in a steady rhythm. You will use this call when the ducks are close enough to hear it. Make sure to practice the call to make it sound more realistic. Bad greeting calls will scare ducks away.
A feed call is usually used as a filler. It won’t necessarily grab a duck’s attention, but it will keep it if you already have it. This is a more difficult call to master. Taking your JJ Lares call, you will say something like “tick-a-tick-a-tick-a” into your call. You will raise and lower your pitch during it. This call is best to let other ducks know that there is a duck feeding. It raises the realism of your calls to incorporate ordinary calls in with the ones that will grab ducks’ attention.
This call is used to get the attention of ducks flying above you, generally 75 to 200 yards high. It is five to six quacks that are drawn out as if to plead. Imagine this like a child begging for candy. They will hit you with the “Pleeeease”. Do this during the call, you are begging the other ducks to come to you. This call is best to grab the attention of stubborn ducks that won’t come in.
Mastering these calls will give you a wider range of calls to grab the attention of even the most stubborn ducks. JJ Lares calls can be the stepping stone to realistic calling sounds that will up your hunting game dramatically.