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Postby duckman 35 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:47 pm

Hey my dad was wanting to know if ducks like to eat soybean real well and im pretty sure they do but not a 100 percent

Thx Travis
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Postby NickK » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:23 pm

We have shot ducks over bean fields. They absolutely like beans.
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Postby novacaine » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:10 pm

Hold on-not exactly true. I have been killing them in bean fields since 72 and I(as well as 95% of all duck hunters)always thought they loved beans. Worked with a very knowledgeable biologist/duck hunter that set me straight. They may eat some beans while in a field but that is not why they are there. Depends on timing.The first thing a mallard hen wants after she has made it south is bug and snails and then native grasses.That's why you see them rooting in the mud.Ms State Univ. prof researched this and found if you feed a mallard beans only for about 21 days it will be dead on the 22 day. It contains an enzyme that screws up their digestion and keeps them from gaining energy from the beans .Next time you go to a flooded bean field, go to the grassiest part of field that is flood and look around. If given 2 fields, one clean and one weedy and grassy, I hunt the grassy one. Be observant and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hunt hard!!!!
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Postby Skyblaster7 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:36 am

Like stated, ducks do not prefer beans, but that doesn't mean you can't attract them to your spread and mojos in a bean field.
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Postby sparky » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:16 am

I think ducks enjoy them!


Also had some wood ducks come in but it was before legal shooting time.

also here is a buddy of mine in the beans as well....


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