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Wetland duck food, choices?

Postby Quak addict » Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:19 am


What should i plant to attract the ducks and
how do i plant in? Do i plant on top of the water or where?

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Postby Woodywoodduck » Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:50 am

I posted this in the other thread you had started.

Woodywoodduck wrote:
Quak addict wrote:What should i plant there?

do i plant it on top of the water?

If you know what Duck Weed is, you could Skim it from one area and move it to water in the Swamp you want to hunt, Duck Weed floats ontop of the water. Duck Potatoe floats ontop of the water also.

Millet, Milo, Smart Weed, Needs planted in dirt. Can be planted in I beleive up to about 1-2 inchs of water. Just ruff up the Dirt, throw the seeds down and Stomp them in with your boots.

You can plant Millet, milo, smart weed along the shore line, in the water alittle in Grass Clumps out in the Swamp.

There are other plants and seeds out there, you just have to find a place to buy them!

Wild Rice will grow just about anywere and also is a VERY GOOD Seed to plant. Just have to find a place to buy it or Swap with someone! I have priced Wild Rice, thru a Friend that has a Feed Store. The cheapest he has found it for me is $300.00 for 50 pounds.
Information he got was that it has to be kept wet if you want to plant it!
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Chufa (Sp) is suppose to be good to Attract Ducks also.

Sunflowers would work, if there is an area that is getting good sun light!

There is a Floating Plant that Ducks love to eat, Can't remember the name of it, but people use it in their Garden Ponds. Looks something like Duck Potatoe.

Do you happen to get Wildfowl Mag?

If you do, in it, in the Classifieds, there are alot of Suppliers for Seeds that will attract ducks and other Wild Huntable Critters!
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Postby h2ofwlr » Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:00 pm

Sago pond weed (excellent choice, widely used by many species) Wild celery, (especially for divers), coon tail, etc... are good choices for year around wetlands.

But types of terrain and state laws vary widely as to what is allowed. For example the moist tillage for Millet (flooding the millet field) is illegal in MN but is ok in MO. So where do you live and what is the terrain? Open country, timber, combo of both????? Depth of pond, size, etc...
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Postby Quak addict » Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:09 pm

It is mostly flooded timber around the (sewage pipe line)

some grass but needs more
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Postby Quak addict » Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:10 pm


Sorry forgot to tell ya i live in eastern North Carolina
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Postby KrzyKjun » Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:18 am

Plant Japanese or Spanish millet during the dry season in an area that will flood during the winter rains. Added advantage is that you can get in some great early dove hunts over this crop. You can also plant sudan (looks like milo but grows about 5-6 ft tall). Ducks love to roost in it because of the cover it provides. Makes a great seed head also.

In the permanent wet areas plant rice.
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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:00 pm

wild rice, cant beat it.
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Postby duckdog » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:29 pm

What about putting in freshwater shrimp. I'm pertty sure this is a duck favorite. Don't know if there are law's against it or not. I read somewhere that the shortage of fresh water shrimp was hurting the bluebill population.
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