Once you're there, put out about a dozen decoys. Though teal do respond to mallard decoys, many hunters swear by teal imitations, going from a mix of mostly drab hens early in the season to a preponderance of drakes later on, to match the changing plumage of the birds. These ducks also react to calling. A peep on a pintail whistle imitates greenwings; a high-pitched quack on a standard mallard or a special teal call mimics cinnamons and bluewings. This won't always work for you, but when it does,the birds will turn on a dime.