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Field duck hunting

Postby GooseSlayer14 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:54 pm

what kind of fields do mallards feed on, im not talking about there being any water either. like corn beans or alfalfa. all tips are appreciated. thanks. :smile:
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Postby Minnesota » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:01 am

Mallards will feed on most kinds of grains - here in Minnesota it is mostly corn and soybeans. They will also feed in barley fields where available, peanut fields in the south, and others when available. The key is to spend a little time scouting and let the birds tell you what they are hungry for.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:52 pm

It varies from Canada to northern states, to the deep Southern areas.

Small grains like Barlrey & Oats and peas in CA. Then corn and small grain in northern tier. Then as you go souh rice plays a big role.
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Postby fhhunter1 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:14 am

Here in Indiana almost exclusively corn. But you can get a lot of mallards in beans if there's some water. Ducks also seem to be much less wary in fields than they are in the water.
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Postby duckcomanderJR. » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:06 am

up here in idaho you'll find mallards all over the corn fields.
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Postby damskydw » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:21 pm

Ive noticed over the years that freshly cut corn is the hot spot. the day after to about a month after is the best for getting birds on a cut corn field. also when they lay menure for the fertilizer
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