Duck Calls

Produce authentic clucks, quacks, and squeals using quality duck calls to mimic local birds or late-season divers and coax them into the decoys. Scouting and setting out an impressive spread of decoys won’t do you much good if your duck calls go unnoticed or scare the flocks away. Select from plastic and wood duck calls to find the right fit for every scenario. The best duck call brands offer a range of styles, from single- to triple-reed in wood, acrylic, and hybrid materials. While there’s no replacement for good old-fashioned practice, having a variety of duck calls on your lanyard provides options to fool any flock. Acrylic mallard duck calls can create loud greetings to coax birds to fly those last 20 yards into range, and a teal duck call can produce fast, shrill peeps to get the ducks’ attention on your spread. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the best and easiest duck call?

Double-reed duck calls are the easiest style for beginners because these calls are more forgiving than single-reed calls yet they still create realistic duck sounds.

What is the best-sounding mallard duck call?

A cut-down call is a modified duck call that provides the most life-like mallard duck sounds in the hands of an experienced caller, but a hybrid mallard duck call is another versatile choice that allows any skill level to imitate a hen.

Do expensive duck calls make a difference?

Calling ducks takes practice, but someone with a basic quack, feed, and hail call will notice that upgrading their equipment provides a more authentic tone and pitch that can make a difference when coaxing birds in. 

What is the best duck call sequence?

A four- or five-note quack sequence is one of the best greeting calls because when done right, it can convince ducks to fly in to investigate your spread rather than flying over. Be mindful of your sequence as too many calls in a row will not sound natural.

Are wood or plastic duck calls better?

Wood and plastic, either acrylic or polycarbonate, can be effective duck calls, but the better choice depends on what the local hens sound like and what range you’re trying to call. Wooden calls produce more subtle, softer sounds that late-season ducks and certain species may respond better to while plastic calls are most cost-effective than wood and can be fine-tuned to create loud, sharp tones for distant calling.

What are the loudest duck calls?

Acrylic calls produce the loudest, sharpest sounds that are ideal for long-range duck calling around open water or on windy days.