Sow Beans for ducks?

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by dryoga, May 17, 2018 at 10:05 PM.

  1. dryoga

    dryoga Well-Known Member

    As I posted in the waterfowl forum, I have a bulk bag of last year sow beans. Would it be worth while to plant some for ducks? I have a place just right for planting something for ducks and have these sow bean at no expense to me. I know that probably half will come up. What does everyone think?
     
  2. Whistling wings

    Whistling wings Well-Known Member

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    From my experience a duck will eat just about anything with seeds in it.
     
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  3. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    Ducks will definately eat soybeans. They dont last as long in water before they rot as some other seeds. It seems to me, in general, mallards are not as common on bean fields as are some other ducks. You may have to keep the deer off them to get seed pods
     
  4. Whistling wings

    Whistling wings Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know what a sow bean was. I thought you might have meant soy but wasn't sure.But one of the best seasons I ever had hunting a field was a soybean field.We shot all different species in ours including mallards.Specks seem to like them to.
     
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