The gadwall has no glam. Its nickname, the gray duck, is the definition of dull. But a close look at the subtly hued drake shows that he's every bit as handsome--in an understated way--as any greenhead or bull pintail. Primarily a plant eater, the gray makes prime table fare, and its numbers are increasing in all four major flyways, especially in the Mississippi and eastern Central. Typically, the gadwall comes when called, but it's no pushover. If like most hunters you're bagging a few incidentally with standard mallard calls and decoys, you can do better.