Corn so good even foiles would be jealous

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  1. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    There are no (intentionally) flooded crops around where I am at. And none last year at end of season.

    Late last year the hens I killed were cram full of smartweed and bidens and blood worms. The hens crops and necks felt like stress balls when you squeezed them. The drakes were fairly empty.

    I chalk that up to the drakes chasing and harassing hens and one another protecting their hens.

    I killed a drake woody late last year that I pulled 10 quarter sized acorns out of him. When I picked him up I honestly though that that duck had tumors. He rattled in my hand.
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    See them poor drakes were starving to death because there was no corn there. You probably did them a favor by shooting them.
     
  3. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    They should have been eating what them hens were eating instead of chasing tail.

    That was a good hunt. Killed a mallard limit with a 20ga in four shots.

    The tables are set for them again this year. Just need a little water to help make it available to them.
     
  4. MAJ MALFUNCTION

    MAJ MALFUNCTION Senior Refuge Member

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    "Chasing tail" is the males' demise - no matter what the species.
     
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    I've also seen this where the hens' crops are about to explode and the drakes are normal with a small/average amount of food. Does anyone have an answer to this?
     
  7. bmason

    bmason Senior Refuge Member

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    Like mentioned earlier... "chasing Tail" = not worried aboout food!
     

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