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 was sent off for a mold so that mass duplication would be possible. The actual molded call was better than the prototype and provided three tone levels and two distinct break-over points. The call mimics the wild Wood Duck perfectly with many variations of sounds. The sounds of this call combined with Wood Duck decoys in rippling water made a mockery out of the myth that Wood Ducks can’t be called.
A famous story in the Wood Duck call history was when Jase was building the calls and Si was making reeds one spring morning in the call shop. Jase tested a particular call and was suddenly surprised by a response outside of the building. Upon walking outside to investigate, Jase and Si realized that they had called up a Wood Duck drake and hen to a tree limb directly above the shop. This call is one of a kind and duck call manufacturer competitors have never come close to duplicating the versatility of the Wood Duck’s many sounds.