Using a duck call is a great way to attract passing ducks’ attention and bring them close enough to shoot. However, there are times when it’s better not to use the call. Using the calls are meant to attract attention, but improper use will deter them. They will either spot you or suspect something is wrong and leave.
Here are a few tips on when to use your JJ Lares duck calls and when not to use.
Don’t Over Do It
The worst thing you could do is overuse your duck call. Real ducks aren’t going to constantly be making noise, so neither should you. Only call when you feel like it will attract their attention. Don’t use the call if there is a chance they could spot you. Calls are tricks, but once they know where the noise is coming from, they can quickly realize that you aren’t a duck.
The only reason you use your duck call is to bring in the birds. If you have ducks nearby, avoid using the call. Try using simple calls occasionally if you need to get them into your shooting range.
Learn The Red Zones
There are certain spots that you should avoid using your JJ Lares call. Ducks flying directly above you leave you vulnerable to being busted. Many new duck hunters will miss chances to get a duck because they called while the birds were in one of these “red zones”. Learn when the best places to use the calls you are trying to use.
Learn How Ducks Communicate
Ducks communication pattern is an important thing to learn. It’s important to learn everything you can about how the ducks you are hunting react to a call or when they use them. Learn when a greeting call will work best or when you should avoid using a pleading call. Every call is different and there is always a right and wrong time to use them.
Your JJ Lares calls will be the best tools to improve your hunting if you take the time to learn how to use them properly. Don’t let your prey get away, call them back.