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What ducks like flooded timber?

What ducks like flooded timber?

Usually, mallards feed in dry or flooded fields, or shallow, open water, and then head for the timber to loaf. The trees provide protection from the elements, and in cold weather GTRs stay open longer than open water. During those conditions, green timber hunting can be fantastic.

Is duck hunting good in heavy rain?

Despite the popular misbelief that rain and wind prevent you from successful duck hunting, if properly prepared, they can be a hunter’s best-friend. As a matter of fact, hunting in the rain keeps ducks flying low, making your job even easier.

Will ducks land in standing corn?

Only landing in a location as single, doubles and a groups of three. Never more. Ive seen ducks and geese land in flooded, knocked down, picked, harvested , snow filled. Even seen them walk into the corn but never fly into standing corn like a pheasant.

How do you attract ducks to swamps?

3 Ways to Attract More Ducks to Your Pond

  1. Increase water clarity. Clear water encourages aquatic plants, aquatic snails and several aquatic insects, which are primary foods of migratory ducks.
  2. Reduce disturbance. Human activity near a pond can scare away ducks, causing them to relocate elsewhere.
  3. Add duck food plants.

Does rain affect duck hunting?

As winds intensify, ducks move to protected areas–river backwaters, lake coves, green-timber openings, the lee side of islands. Rain and/or sleet intensifies their scramble for shelter, limiting and defining the places they are likely to be. More and more birds move into fewer and fewer areas.

What do ducks do when it rains?

Ducks just love rain. They are quite happy to stay out in it, and they often preen their feathers and poke around in puddles. (The British refer to a rainy day as “a lovely day for ducks.”) They don’t even seem to mind snow or sleet, but they dislike cold and windy weather.

How deep should a duck hunting pond be?

“The pond should be deep on one end and shallow on the other.” Most ducks are dabblers and prefer shallow water to feed. Teal only need a few inches, just enough to set down on the water. For other ducks 6 to 18 inches of water depth is sufficient and 24 inches should be the max for most waterfowl to feed.

How deep should a duck impoundment be?

Most managers flood their fields or impoundments to about 6 to 12 inches deep. Some people vary the depth, leaving some areas with 3 to 4 inches of water for teal and digging holes for diving ducks to attract multiple species.

Do flooded fields attract more ducks or geese?

If a flooded area seems to attract more ducks than geese, consider using more floating duck decoys than honkers, but still put some goose full-bodies out for confidence. My first experience with flooded fields occurred 30 years ago, when I was in college.

Is it hard to find ducks in dry fields?

Hunting these spots isn’t much different than pursuing birds in dry fields, but remember some special considerations. First, finding these honey holes can be more difficult than you think. It’s easy to spot birds in a stubble-field puddle off a paved road, but it can be tricky to find concentrations of ducks in a wet pasture or grassland.

Can you duck hunt on a wet side of dry land?

Forehead slap. He was right, of course. Fields and water aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, temporary standing water in fields and pastures can create great duck and goose hunting opportunities. Let’s discuss the wet side of dry land.

Does the Best Waterfowl hunting occur in saturated Ag fields?

Saturated ag fields and sheet water can create fabulous duck and goose hunting opportunities. Photo © Bill Konway/Realtree In a recent feature on field hunting, I proclaimed that some of the best waterfowl action occurs in dry ag fields nowhere near water. A friend read it, scrunched his nose and narrowed his eyes. “What?”