Gadwall, or gray ducks as they are often called, are found in every US flyway and often use the same type habitat of habitat as mallards. Learning to use a gadwall call can be useful in drawing these birds into your spread, and a gadwall call is also a great way to add variety to your calling anytime you are targeting puddle ducks.
The gadwall call is very easy to use. Gadwall quacks are short and low pitched. A good word reference to say into the call is “Dut”. Gadwall make an erratic series of quacks with varying pauses between each note, not usually strung together in a cadence like mallards. A common series of gadwall quacks might sound like this:
Dut Dut-Dut Dut Dut-Dut-Dut Dut-Dut
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