I still believe they have more “duck" in them than the others I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all. I still hunt out of boat blinds, in public areas, and still blow Carlson Calls, and always will!
I started hunting ducks in 1973 outside of Fremont, NE in cornfields and I was automatically hooked. The first blind I ever built was on the Elkhorn River by Nickerson, NE. The decoys were constructed of white styrofoam with light bulbs for the duck heads. The guys and I shot ducks over them, believe it or not! I upgraded the blind in the early 80s to a boat blinds located in the Rainwater Basin area of South Central Nebraska.
Ever since my first boat blind, pickup, and my first black lab, I would just drive around ready to hunt at any given time. The boat and dog in the back of that old '67 international pickup was the greatest thing in the world! I was in “HEAVEN"?! I shot a lot of ducks out of that first boat blind, all in public marshes. After that year, I realized I had to start calling better to compete for the ducks, which brought me to Carlson Calls. I got my first call personally from Wendell Carlson himself in 1982, I will never forget that day and still use a Carlson call! I still believe they have more “duck" in them than the others I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all. I still hunt out of boat blinds, in public areas, and still blow Carlson Calls, and always will!! I will continue to hunt mallards over decoys until there are no more mallards, or until I’m 6 feet under. I’m hoping the latter comes first!!