Ducks – it’s a passion. The Robertson men are known for hunting ducks! They love the outdoors and being in the woods. If it’s not hunting season, they are getting ready for the next season. Clearing land, planning food plots, blowing up beaver dams, hunting squirrels or anything that is in season. If your passion isn’t hunting ducks, we hope you will find whatever your passion is.

  • The Wood Duck

    Contrary to popular belief among duck hunters, Wood Ducks can be called. Based on observation of Wood Ducks in the wild, it was determined that Wood Ducks have sitting sounds and flying sounds. The flying sounds are never made by Wood Ducks on the water and vice versa.

    Since this is true, Phil began a quest to create the first Wood Duck call that could mimic the flying and sitting sounds of Wood Ducks. Through trial and error, and maybe Divine intervention, a Wood Duck call prototype...

  • 6 In 1 Whistle

    With all ducks, the hen orates some sort of quack or growl while the drake vocalizes a whistle or buzz type sound.

    One Christmas morning the Robertsons were gathered at Phil and Miss Kay’s, as is their custom, and a strange occurrence produced the now famous multi-purpose, 6 in 1 whistle. The Robertson family is quite numerous and despite the commotion of eating, gift-giving, and story-telling, Phil urged everyone to be silent. As the chaos slowly subsided it left one distinct...

  • The Duck Picker — Phil’s Favorite Call

    The quack of a real Mallard does not echo. As duck call builders we describe this phenomenon as a ‘flat’, ‘nasally’ sound. Some scientists claim a ducks quack actually does echo but it is an ‘auditory illusion’, meaning the quack echoes just nothing hears it. Through the years Duck Commander has invented many calls that produced this non-echo flat sound. The frustration was that these calls were difficult to operate—especially for beginners —and required a lot of skill, practice, and air-...

  • The Gadwall

    Gadwall ducks have always been viewed by hunters as a bit unpredictable, erratic, and hard to call. There have been jokes from the Robertsons that the Gadwall is the ‘crazy Uncle Si’ of the duck family. The truth about Gadwalls is they are unique—the drakes do most of the talking. The Gadwall hen will do a three note, high pitch hail call much like a mallard hen, but the buzz sounds of the drake are way more prevalent in the wild. The Gadwall call came about one day in the duck blind when...

  • Triple Threat

    One of the fascinating facts about mallard hens is that they are all a bit different in tone and cadence when they quack. With all Duck Commander calls the tone and pitch of the various models of mallard hen calls come from years of listening to different sounding mallards. For whatever reason, different tones are more effective from day to day in ever changing weather conditions of a hunting season. Steve Schultz from Washington State has been a lifelong friend of the Robertson family. He...