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smoked hog
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Food Plots for ground that floods.
So I have recently realized that I have access to quite a few areas that I could plant food plots in without having to wait on bean and rice harvest. The only problem is that they will periodically flood. As in within 48 hours they may go from dry to under 3 foot of water and then dry again. This normally happens a few times during the year. Every couple of years it will stay under for over a week and I realize nothing is going to do great those years.
Obviously the soil in this area stays damp in the fall/spring but can get pretty dry in the summer.

Is there anything that flood resistant that would be worth planting as a draw for mid to late season, I normally hunt field edges early season before harvest. Or would I be better off trying to plant beans and corn and then hope they are still standing this time of year.


The Last Coco
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
Put a levee around it, plant millet, kill greenheads, profit.

ETA: To your original question, I have no actual input, but for real when it does flood the birds will move in if there are oaks nearby.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 2:23 pm


DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
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Put a levee around it, plant millet, kill greenheads, profit.
this x100000000000000


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Manchac Man
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
Vetch. Depends on how much flooding, but is typically ok in low areas that have minor periodic flooding.


smoked hog
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
Not really mad at ducks anymore. I may only put on waders every other year now and I'm completely surrounded by ducks. My son is just big enough to swing a shotgun so I may try some millet in a few areas but doesn't have the same draw it used to.

I'll try the vetch. My biggest problem is that the farm I'm hunting is around 1500 acres of ag but the only huntable stuff is narrow woodlines that are very prone to flood. A stand may be 100 yards from water one day and have wet feet the next. On good years I can plant winter plots after they cut rice/beans. But years like this it was mid november before they finished beans. This time of year I have very little draw power short of piles of corn.


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GATORGAR247
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
Sounds like its planted for you. Just hunt the edge of the bean fields.


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classicgold
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
I have a similar piece of land that is sandwiched between two rice farms. It has held ducks before, so hopefully it fills up and holds water this year.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 4:33 pm


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FelicianaTigerfan
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
I have some fields that are 5 acres or so that use to be row crops. Now they are bowl shaped and hold water. Cant plant anything in them for plots so might plant some scattered oaks


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257WBY
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
Offer the farmer a little money to leave a couple of rows of beans on the edge for you.


smoked hog
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re: Food Plots for ground that floods.
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Offer the farmer a little money to leave a couple of rows of beans on the edge for you


That's a great idea on several of the stands that will be beans next year. Just wish they hit rice the same way.


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