Welcome to Call the Wild, an instructional series presented by Slayer Calls. My name is Matt Carey and I’ll be your instructor for this Course. And that’s exactly what this is. A class oriented to guide you through the skill of blowing a mallard duck call. Me and the team at Slayer have spent hours developing a comprehensive program focused on teaching hunters how to use a duck call properly and practically.
We’ve designed this course specifically with the hunter in mind. This is not a masterclass on contest calling, but a guide for hunters who want to kill more ducks! We will start with the basic mechanics of the call and go all the way into tips to take into the blind. The beginning sections may feel mundane or boring, but each section has been meticulously set up to help you develop great calling form and not create bad habits.
I urge you to not skip videos and to not move too quickly. Master each section before moving on to the next. With each section we’ve included several exercises to use as practice tools as you work through the process.
And just a reminder this is a PROCESS. You won’t learn these skills overnight. It took me years of practice and advice from others to get to where I am and I am by no means a master! It will take hours of practice to master the duck call. My favorite place to practice is in the car. I always keep a call or two in the console of my truck. Driving to and from work is often the only time I have alone and uninterrupted to work on my calling and won’t be bothering those in my house who don’t enjoy the sound of a duck call as much as I do.
I also encourage you to record yourself calling. We can easily be unaware of what our call sounds like or where we need improvement until we record ourselves and play it back. Until you can produce the same sounds I’m producing in each video, don’t move forward. Be honest with yourself. We believe this program has value and you accepted that by paying the price of this course, so move slowly and don’t move too quickly. Enjoy the process.
All you’ll need for this course is a duck call, some time, and a lot of patience. I’ll be using the Drake Slayer Double reed for almost all of this course unless otherwise noted, but you can use whatever you have. If you don’t have a call head to Slayercalls.com and grab a call. I’d recommend starting with a double reed Mallard Reaper, Drake Slayer, or Suzie Slayer. You can always get another one once you’ve mastered the call. The Drake Slayer won “Top Product” in Field & Stream in 2021 and “Top Duck Call” in 2022, so you can imagine that this call won’t disappoint.
If you have any questions throughout the process, drop a comment, leave a message, or send an email and we will make sure to help you out promptly! I look forward to helping you begin your duck calling journey. Welcome to Call the Wild.