Rick Hall wrote:Depends on where you are. Excepting freeze-ups, I've seen ducks feeding in a dry field exactly once since coming to South Louisiana in '83. But where I came from in the north, it was about as common as sunrise to see ducks feeding in dry fields. Probably the same ducks in many cases, just a different set of opportunities for them.
tredwards wrote:I do not live in the South I live in Iowa. Perhaps I will attempt to field shoot sometime if I know the ducks are pilled up and somewhat educated, becuase very very few people in iowa field hunt ducks. Its just in all the times I have scouted flocks leaving to feed they never seem to end up anywhere, just fly 15 miles north and come back to the refuge. But to know which direction they're heading and to set up between water and destination may be an idea, what do you guys think?
tenfingergrip wrote:Also, up north, the ducks are staging for the flight south and rally into huge flocks as they get together for feeding in the morning and afternoon.
The further south you go, the later the season comes in and the flights become broken up, spread out, and smaller. If there is a ready food source in the fields, the ducks will probably feed in the fields, but are not as noticeable as there are not the numbers to catch attention. However, since the grain and stubble have generally been plowed under by the time of the season, the ducks are left to feeding on the water. Probably why you see so a disproportionate number of duck impoundments & waterfowl planting the further south you go.
CutEm214 wrote:tenfinger - I'll respectfully disagree here, but only because you and I are in very different parts of what we would consider "the south" .
tenfingergrip wrote:CutEm214 wrote:tenfinger - I'll respectfully disagree here, but only because you and I are in very different parts of what we would consider "the south" .
Then it looks like we're gonna have to get somebody much smarter than both you or I to give us the answer, huh?
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