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

6 in 1 whistle

6 in 1 whistle

6-in-1 whistle

These whistles have a variety of names and numbers, all depending on how many calls you can get out of one. I know that I can produce more than six different duck calls. These are a really great call and used to replicate a massive range of species such as teal, mallard, wigeon, pintail, pigeon as well as non-target species like curlew, red shank, buzzard, owl and even used as a dog whistle.

This call is typically a whistle, but the call can be varied depending on how you cover the exhaust of the call and blow into it.

The most common call I use this for is a teal “pip” which the drakes do. This is achieved by blowing short bursts of air into the call to mimic the “pip” sound. I will add a gurgle or purr to improve the realism and lightly insert my finger into the exhaust of the call to change the pitch.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Wigeon whistle
  3. 3. Wigeon growl
  4. 4. 6-in-1 whistle
  5. 5. Hen teal call
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