One of the most fascinating parts of duck hunting is talking to the ducks and convincing them to come down and visit your blind and/or your decoy spread. But often what you say to ducks isn’t as important as when you say it. You have to get the ducks’ attention to get them to come to your decoy spread. Usually the webfoots will look at your spread, look at your blind and keep on flying. You have to turn ducks and cause them to come back around and give you another look. If the ducks like what they see, then you have to convince them to come in and light in the decoys. Billy Blakely at Blue Bank Resort (, who’s been guiding duck hunters on Reelfoot Lake for more than 35 years, shows us how to talk duck in the informative video above.

Image and video by John Phillips

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