I know sometimes duck hunters can be more secretive and inclusive than deer bow hunters but everyone here is usually great at helping each other. I recently went waterfowl hunting for the first time and had a freaking blast! I’ve been out twice now and even though neither hunts were very successful I still had a great time. I’m looking for advice on shells, calls, decoys... I’ve got some friends that are helping to introduce me to waterfowl hunting so I’ve got some other input but looking for more opinions. I’ve got a decent set of waders for the time being so won’t need to upgrade just yet. I recently bought the DC triple threat, uncle Si and 6in1 whistle calls. I feel I’m doing good practicing with the whistle and getting decent with the triple threat with greeting and hail calls, can’t do feeder calls yet. I absolutely suck with the Uncle Si call, I don’t feel comfortable at all yet to use it while hunting. What’s an easy call that will get me started and confident and be easy to do the feeder call? Do I need calls for more duck species this soon? I have a goose call somewhere that I haven’t found yet. I just ordered some Hardcore brand mallard decoys that were on sale. What’s a good brand that won’t break the bank but does work? I was told by my friends to get some goose decoys but I haven’t found any under $80 (I’m trying to slowly break my wife in on my new addiction). I bought some Winchester steel shells that were on sale just to get me started. Are the high dollar shells worth the extra $6-$15 a box? Thanks for your input, looking forward to talking waterfowl with everyone here.