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    Wood duck calls

    I am sure most of you dont have a clue what a wood duck is, much less that they have their own distinct sounds. Just made these calls for a show I am doing next month. Assorted woods used- ambrosia maple, bloodwood, lignum vitae, walnut and poplar. The calls that are black and the bright red are the poplar. The black ones are similiar in appearance to african blackwood ( a trick I was shown recently, all done with a Sharpie)
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    Those look great, Lee. Do you make your own reeds, or buy them commercially? (Does anyone actually make their own reeds?)

    Oh, and for those who don't know, here's a wood duck...

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    Good-looking, but kinda tough to eat.
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    quak, quak,quak
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    Have a couple of pairs of wood ducks nesting in the trees around my pond. Kind of weird seeing ducks in trees, but yep. Nice calls wish you well on the upcoming sale.
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    Nice calls. I do know what a wood duck is...they were not that common in CA, but were a prize catch.

    Little known factoid about me - I used to duck/goose hunt every single weekend for 2-3 months a year, for 10+ years. When not doing that, was going for quail, chukar, dove, rabbits and the occasional deer.

    Sad to say, most of those critters feed off my bird feeders now and I think they are my pets.

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    Wow Sharon .........Brent you got a keeper. I know my wife was taught to shoot by her dad but no chance of getting her to do it today. What is it with you ladies you getting soft as you age?

    Nice Duck calls there Lee, I have one in my nick nak cabinet in my office.
    cheers

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    Nice calls. And, yes, I know what a wood duck is.
    Do you sign your calls? I have much better luck selling mine when they are signed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Wow Sharon .........Brent you got a keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Those look great, Lee. Do you make your own reeds, or buy them commercially? (Does anyone actually make their own reeds?)


    Oh, and for those who don't know, here's a wood duck...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Good-looking, but kinda tough to eat.
    Do not make the reeds, I buy those from Hut. They also serve as a locator call for turkeys during the spring season

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    Nice calls. I do know what a wood duck is...they were not that common in CA, but were a prize catch.

    Little known factoid about me - I used to duck/goose hunt every single weekend for 2-3 months a year, for 10+ years. When not doing that, was going for quail, chukar, dove, rabbits and the occasional deer.

    Sad to say, most of those critters feed off my bird feeders now and I think they are my pets.
    Fatten em up and they taste better that way

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Nice calls. And, yes, I know what a wood duck is.
    Do you sign your calls? I have much better luck selling mine when they are signed.
    I sign some of the duck calls upon request, but since I generally use some pretty fancy woods, I hate to detract from the appearance in any way
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    Great looking Flock of Wood Duck calls!!
    How much Wood can a Wood Duck Duck?

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