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Postby Bruiserdm » Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:35 am

I have about 5 acres that is dry in summer and floods up to 3 feet in the winter in Oregon's willamette valley. Anyone know of a good feed to plant through experience?
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Postby HowardtheDuck » Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:53 pm

I'm not really familiar with the west coast, but what is their primary food source around? Have you tried contacting a local biologist for an opinion? I had a buddy do that and the biologist pretty much did everything but pick up the check, and it now holds a lot of fowl.
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Postby Bruiserdm » Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:03 pm

I have tried to email some biologist with no response. Oregon's department of fish and wildlife probably has a lot more to worry about than my few acres. I have been looking at Pennington duck mixes, they look good. Anyone ever used their seeds?
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Postby Cashman » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:05 am

All I would do for that is just plant some weeds that grow nearby, ones that have big seeds and are 3-4ft tall. That attracts ducks pretty good.
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Postby quackerkiller » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:21 am

i would say that it would be very good to plant corn or wild rice those both grow well and are tall enough. Also the ducks juts love those to and if they are flooded it will draw ducks from all over.
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Postby birdgunner04 » Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:15 am

I'm just across the big river from you. The cheapest we've found is good ole feed corn (the type daries grow for cylage. It is legal to leave standing all winter just make sure you leave paths to and from the blind and your decoy area because if you knock down any corn on your way to and from the blind they then consider it baiting. Because you can only scatter grain as a normal result of harvest. let me know how it goes. start tight away and you still got time to get it done for this season YOU WILL HAVE THE BEST SHOOTING AROUND>
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Postby Rat Creek » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:02 pm

Japanese Millet. You can broadcast it and the ducks love it.
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Postby duckbuster » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:16 pm

if it floods i would say to prolly plant some of that rice that will grow and is suppose to be one of the favorites for ducks.....but thats about all i know of for the west coast, but in south dakota on the other hand if u flood a corn field you'll be in duck heaven.
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Postby puddleduck » Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:34 am

Try Chufa Ducks love it plus the turkeys will be in it all summer. should grow fine in Oregon
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Postby duckbum13 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:14 pm

i would go with bird gunners advise with the feed corn jmo
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Postby Mallyard » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:27 pm

I've allways liked corn!

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Postby quackkiller » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:45 pm

Around here if you don't have rice then corn is the way to go. They love the stuff.
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Postby Duck Buster » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:42 pm

If the water gets 3 feet deep , then corn would be the way to go. Looks like most hunters agree on that one too. I'm hunting a flooded corn field tomorrow am. and it's loaded ! :thumbsup:
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