How To Make Your Own Call
However, making a call is not as difficult as it seems. You can either make it from wooden branch or clothes pins. It’s slightly easier to use pins, as the wooden branch must be cleaned and cut. Below there is a presentation of the two methods.
Make sure one end of the quail call is secured, by adding rubber bands or a blade of grass, creating a whistle. Hold the whistle horizontally and place your mouth over the hole made by the whittled section. Pull on the unsecured end of the rubber band or grass to make it taut.
The third step would be to stretch the rubber band to loosen it up there so that the sound reed is flexible. Then take a strip of the rubber band and lay it over the flat part of the clothes pin length. Then, place the other half of the clothes pin flat to flat with the portion of the rubber band between the two, trapping the rubber band between the two halves. To make sure that the two halves are secured, hold the pin between the thumb and index finger and with the other hand pull and twist the rubber band, bringing the loop around the two halves of the clothes pin.
At the end, the rubber band forms a reed suspended along the inner length of the call. Blow into the crack that is now between the two halves. Vary your calls by cupping your hand over the call, stretch or release tension on the rubber band or by pinching the ends of the call.
However, if you are not a fan of making your own call, there are various options you can choose from, such as mouth-blown calls or electronic ones. Although the mouth-blown are activated through a blowing action and the electronic calls have a more complex mechanism, they are both efficient. If you want to read more about them and find out which is the best, check our Quail calls page