Duck Calling Tips: Reading Ducks

Calling ducks can be a very tricky task, and one of the most over looked aspects is reading the behavior of the birds in front of the caller. Learning how to appropriately read ducks will definitely help you harvest more birds each year, and help you estimate you duck calling abilities. Reading duck behavior is typically a tradition passed along from generation to generation, though as our sport gains less youth participants I wanted to take a second to layout some simple techniques.

Duck Calling Tips Reading Ducs

• During a hunt it is important to pay attention to the ducks. For instance the wing beats of a duck can really clue you in on how they feel about your calling. In general, if you a trying a simple routine and wing beats slow and/or stop the birds are looking at your spread positively so keep it going. On the opposite spectrum, if the beats speed up then it is time to change things up

• When fresh migrations of birds are slow, it might be more effective to change your duck calling techniques. This is because the stagnant ducks in your area have possibly had enough time to become educated on common techniques used in your area. In this particular instance being different can definitely be a step above your competition.

• Fresh duck migrations can sometimes be more apt to tolerate aggressive calling. This is because they have not had the education of the local area. In this instance, the caller who is paying attention to the reactions of the birds, will definitely harvest more due to their ability to increase to a more aggressive techniques

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Josh Ward
Professional Retriever Trainer
Professional Hunting Guide

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