Let them call in some ducks. Just like having a firearm to hold in the blind makes the youth feel like a true waterfowler. But having the opportunity to call in some ducks like the pros will put a grin on every youth’s face.
For the seasoned hunter this can be a scary thought with visions of ducks flaring away at the sound of an inexperienced caller. Yes this will happen but if you do not start them out they will never mature into a true waterfowler. Help put the odds more in your favor by giving your youth the “right” type of call and instructions on how to use. Start with a simple “Quack” and their progression with the Quack will determine when they are ready to learn more advanced calling techniques.
Do not put in their hands one of those $100+ single reed calls that when used correctly will actually put ducks on your dinner table "as some claim". Find a call that is designed for youths that is easy to use/blow, offers a quality sound and will put up with the abuse youth will put a call through from dirt, spit and the occasional left over pieces from a snack.
We have found that the “Little Easy” call by Cutt Down Game Calls, Inc. meets this need. They claim that this call is the “World’s Easiest Duck Call” to use. It is advertised as a “double reed call that has the built in sounds of an old mallard hen's voice and eliminates grunting into the call and trying so hard to make those convincing duck quacks. Anyone can use this call to learn how to call ducks and it won’t freeze up”. We have found that this call requires much less air pressure to use correctly and youths as young as 6 and 7 can make quality duck sounds with just a little practice. This call is also easy to adjust if needed based on the user’s style - if needed.
We like this product so much that we utilize the “Little Easy” call specifically as our Duck Recon custom call offered at our Duck Recon Store.