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Four of the best duck calls

Tom Sykes looks at the different duck calls he uses to give him the edge when shooting on the foreshore

Duck calls on foreshore

Tom Sykes doesn't leave the house without his duck calls

I don’t often leave the house during the wildfowling season without my trusty duck calls around my neck. I am a great believer in the use of calls on the foreshore, and I am convinced that they often enhance my sport, thus producing more food for the table.

I carry the standard mallard call or two, and a range of goose calls for the numerous different species. However, I do have the odd extra call that can help pull in birds when others have failed.