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wood duck shotgun shell call
« on: November 26, 2010, 01:58:06 PM »
anyone know how to make a wood duck call from a spent shotgun shell?

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 10:44:34 PM »
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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 05:40:12 AM »
I keep hearing that you can do it by cutting the plastic a certain way and knock out the primer. Unfortunately, everyone I have talked to that has been shown how to do it, can't remember how. I will keep looking.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 07:38:19 AM »
The case only huh?  I'm listening!   :up1:

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 08:36:34 AM »
If I can find out how, I will let you know.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 11:07:18 AM »
Chris Tester of Muddy Paws Calls makes woodie calls out of a 10 gauge shot shell.  I know they are reed calls...other than that I`ve never asked how he does it as it`s his nitch and we are friends

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 11:27:39 AM »
I've made drake whistles out of a 12ga and 20ga brass.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 01:42:07 PM »
was just curious... i have heard some guys talk about it being the best sounding call they have heard.  but no one can show me one and nobody around here knows how to make it, though it always comes up in conversation.  i'll have to find me an old timer.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 02:24:21 PM »
Ten years ago at the SHOT show, I met the guy who started Flextone calls.  Not custom, not wood, but he had a wood duck call that was a reed call inside of a flexible black rubber barrel and stopper.  Being able to bend, partially close or totally close the exhaust, let him sound EXACTLY like wodies sitting on the water.

Again, this does not have to do with building a neat woody call from a shotgun shell, but if you really hunt wood ducks, that call is hands down the best sounding call I've ever heard.  It seems to me that the squeal rarely moves the birds around, but if you can make the crisp sounds they make on the water, you can get woodies to change their flight path.

No attempt to hijack, and I only make wood calls, but just wanted to mention it.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2010, 12:50:14 AM »
Good stuff Pete! 

I have great luck with my wood duck calls that I use JC Products reeds in.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2010, 06:38:44 AM »
thanks pete. i checked out his website, and it looks really cool.  i just wish he had some sound files up.   really wanted to hear the hog call, dove call, and woodie call.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 03:02:53 AM »
I remember the two times I met him.  He is a very nice guy, and an excellent caller. I'm sure if you called him, he'd run some calls for you.

The first time I saw him, he was demonstrating the wood duck call for some wealthy guy with a huge duck club in the south, and when he switched to show him the mallard call, the wealthy guy said ".... I got a hunerd guys who can do that, but I ain't never heard anybody sound like a wood duck..."

Worth a call.

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Re: wood duck shotgun shell call
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 03:22:09 AM »
Ten years ago at the SHOT show, I met the guy who started Flextone calls.  Not custom, not wood, but he had a wood duck call that was a reed call inside of a flexible black rubber barrel and stopper.  Being able to bend, partially close or totally close the exhaust, let him sound EXACTLY like wodies sitting on the water.



Tom's old calls were great, a friend of mine has a quite a few of them..not the ones in the stores now, but just straight surgical tubing from when he was tinkering with them...about the time pete woolley met him he just hitting the market.  I haven't heard any of them since they went to the molded tubing.  They might be of the same quality, but all I know is that the old ones are some of the best calls I've ever heard.  

I don't know Tom personally, but we have a few mutual friends and from what I have heard for several years he's a good guy.

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