Cajun Squeal Duck Call
Watch the video for a quick tutorial demonstration.
This call is for the advanced callers who have the quack and their air control down. I will start this article with a disclaimer, I was not able to perform a Cajun squeal until I had purchased a better call than my Haydel DR-85.
What You Imitate
The Cajun squeal is imitating a mallard hen calling at incoming ducks while having food in her mouth and or throat. This call can be quite effective when hunting in an area with a food source present.
The call is performed by creating a pocket of air above your tongue and pushing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and squeezing the air into the reed. You can picture yourself “chewing on the call”. A lot of guys try to make this squealing noise by choking the call with their lips, or constricting their throat. These ways are a lot harder and aren’t necessarily the “correct way” of doing it. The easiest way to practice this is to blow a note and bring your tongue to the roof of your mouth until you hear the call squeal. Then once you can make the note consistent, throw it into a cadence.
I love making this call when ducks are coming in on their final pass mid to late season. Have you noticed when you’re working a flock of mallards and you’ve stopped your calling/ switch to your lay-down feed call that the ducks flare right around 40 yards?
In my opinion, the ducks get educated when callers use the same “lay-down calls” or stop calling when the ducks are within a certain range, and they flare. That is when I started using the Cajun Squeal as my “lay-down call”.