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Feeding call

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Does the feeding call help any one, i noticed it dosen't help any more or less? thanks

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Geese? Ducks? confused.gifHelp me out here

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Sorry, tongue.gif ducks

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This was the best I found for duck feeding calls. I listened to it a bunch and then mimicked it myself and it really brought them in last year. The guy does the feeding call towards the end of the podcast, but the whole thing is worth a listen! Good luck!!!

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/news/podcasts/DuckHunting1.mp3

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I like finishing ducks that have been working with a feed chuckle, pecks, single quacks, or a combination of all three. Sometimes you don't need to do anything and birds will finish fine, other times they like hearing some "laydown" stuff to keep them on a line until they're in shooting range. More often than not, feeding calls are just to make us feel better, but it certainly won't hurt as long as you can do a decent chuckle.

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ya I hear it's the last call before alot of guys shoot them, that or single quacks now and then. Thanks guys

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As mentioned, I too use it for a finishing call. However, I will also utilize the feeding call when the flock is directly overhead. The feeding call allows me to still make some noise, but not give them enough to pinpoint the location of the sound. I hate to call when they are directly overhead, but I also do not like to have silence for too long. Not sure if my assumptions or techniques are accurate, but it has served me well over the years.

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I personally don't use the feeder call that much or at all. I feel it is overrated. It all depends on your hunting situation. I do alot more duck hunting on water more than field. The way I look at is that the birds are just coming from feeding, so what's the point. I have 4 different duck calls with different tones and then I have a whistle. I know alot of people don't use whistles, not sure why, but the birds really work well to it! Now with the calls I just which after about 10-20 sec. of calling just to get them a diferent sound!

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I rarely do the feeding call anymore I've found the single quack keeps them in line better to finish them. I call them on the corners and single quack them in. I also agree with the whistle seems to be effective, maybe because it is so rarely used.

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I use it all the time especially when hunting cornfields.

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On the water I feel it's pretty much over-rated. With 3 or 4 callers, it can be used to fill in while your main caller/s take a breath.

Just read the birds, run through your 3-4 variations of your high ball, try your feeder and quacks. When they show you something keep on it until they hit the water.

In the fields I think it would be much more useful. Mojo and a feeder call has to be a pretty good combo.

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I personally don't use the feeder call that much or at all. I feel it is overrated. It all depends on your hunting situation. I do alot more duck hunting on water more than field. The way I look at is that the birds are just coming from feeding, so what's the point.


Up here we got this stuff that grows pretty thick and chokes out the water, I think it's called wild rice or something. Anyways, the feeding call sure seems to work good in that stuff grin.gif

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I was just stating for southern MN, never hunted rice before. Every situation calls for different calls!! tongue.gif But you do have a very good point, I stand corrected!!

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I believe that the feeding call has value no matter what your location. In my opinion, effective calling equals diverse calling. If you are not good at particular call type, then you are better off not trying to blow that call type. However, the more call types you can master and utilize - the better (if you ask me).

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let the ducks hear what they want to hear!!! try what you've got in your arsenal--if something is working on a particular day, stick with it.

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I was just stating for southern MN, never hunted rice before. Every situation calls for different calls!!
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But you do have a very good point, I stand corrected!!


I know...I just couldn't resist smirk.gif

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