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Flooded sunflower field

Postby fowlplay57 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Just found out our field in club next year might be sunflower. Any opinions one way or the other
if this would be any good? thanks
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby ditchbanker » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:50 pm

PM that ButtaBoom guy
He seems to know a lot about farming and ducks...
"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." - Will Rogers
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby Privileged hunter » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:15 pm

Ducks have plenty of options to eat at night. All you need is to provide them with a resting area. Just hunt it once or twice a week
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby friedcoot » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:17 pm

Blackbirds will eat all the seed before flood up and I doubt it will attract fowl once flooded unless as stated earlier, you do not hunt it and wait for birds to use it as a resting field. Better hope you have no neighbors who will be hunting within at least a mile and that your the only standing water for the same distance. Take that blind rental money and use it for guided hunts. You'll be better off.
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby OGblackcloud » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:31 am

I`ve hunted flooded sunflower before and it was pretty good .
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby fowlplay57 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:43 am

Thanks for that OG and to everyone who replied
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby friedcoot » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:01 pm

OGblackcloud wrote:I`ve hunted flooded sunflower before and it was pretty good .


Please share. What were the conditions and local pressure. As a food source, for waterfowl, it would be at the bottom. Sunflowers have a thick shell compared to other seed crops and waterfowl are really not "seed crackers" . Maybe a wood duck spot if close to riparian zone?
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby Mallards Only » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:04 pm

It's not really going to matter. Sunflowers are not flooded for decomp and most, if not all, farmers who plant sunnies will have them chopped and disked under well before duck season.
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby Butta boom » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:35 pm

It might work, I've never seen a Sunny field flooded. As far as a food source, doves eat the daylights out of em. I would think a duck would as well. I have personally seen ducks feast on tomato seeds, and baby Lima beans, when the By-pass went over. The only thing that might screw it up is that they float for quite a while before sinking, that might cause the feed to drift towards the bottom or edge of the field. Please report.
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby OGblackcloud » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:40 pm

friedcoot wrote:
OGblackcloud wrote:I`ve hunted flooded sunflower before and it was pretty good .


Please share. What were the conditions and local pressure. As a food source, for waterfowl, it would be at the bottom. Sunflowers have a thick shell compared to other seed crops and waterfowl are really not "seed crackers" . Maybe a wood duck spot if close to riparian zone?

It was years ago in the delta. There used to be a big outfit called Stagi and Scrivens sun seeds they had property on both sides of hwy 12 from I 5 to Tower park also half of Rindge track island off of 8 mile. What wasn't in sun seeds was corn . Back in the days that you could shoot 7 sprig.
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby Privileged hunter » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:58 pm

Ogblackcloud do you know anyone on rindge tract.
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Re: Flooded sunflower field

Postby OGblackcloud » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:30 am

Privileged hunter wrote:Ogblackcloud do you know anyone on rindge tract.

Not any more . Over the years its turned into nothing but big money clubs :sad:
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