Hancock's Duck Food Plot Mix is specifically designed to feed waterfowl such as ducks and geese. Planting food plots or feed sources for ducks and other waterfowl will improve habitat and duck populations in your area.
Most Duck and Geese species are considered migratory birds. Migratory birds tend to follow similar patterns each year. Developing habitat, food plots or feeding programs for these birds will increase the odds of them stopping through your location year-after-year.
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Hancock's Duck Food Plot Mix features the following mixture of seeds (mixture subject to change):
45% Japanese Millet
10% Sorghum (WGF)
10% Dove Proso Millet
5% Dwarf Corn
Duck Plot Site Selection:
Site selection in critical for success when planting for ducks and other waterfowl. Ducks and geese are naturally attracted to water, and use these water sources to locate food. Ducks are mostly herbivores, and normally consume grasses, seeds, fruits, acorns and aquatic plants. Be sure to find a location near a good water source, where they are naturally feeding, if possible.
Try to plant the food plot close to the water's edge and uphill from the water source. If you're able to control the water level, or know of areas that typically flood...these areas will work best. Most ducks prefer shallow-water feeding (6 to 18 in.) areas, so keep this in mind when selecting a site for your duck plot.
Be sure to prepare the soil as well as possible when you're planting a duck food plot. If the area is covered in debris, grasses, or weeds, the seed will have a tough time getting established and producing seed or feed. These plots should be planted along water edges, low areas, or flooding areas for best results. Plant in areas that will not flood along your water source or duck pond for best results. Till the soil, if possible, apply the seed, and drag or roll to cover. The seed species included in this mixture will survive flooding after they are established (16-24 in. in height). Flooding of these species in the early stages of growth will suffocate the plants. Hold the water off until the plants have reached full maturity (75-90 days), if possible, and then allow the water back in.