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May 26, 2016 Comments (0) Duck Hunting

Food For Ducks!

Knowing What Ducks Like To Eat!

One of the most important things that you need to know when looking for your next duck hunting hole is what do ducks like to eat.  Locate a great food source and you will no doubt have a great place to hunt them.

There are many different food sources for the ducks and they all have their favorite kind.  It is amazing at the different foods that they like and look for.  It is a good thing that some of the varieties are the same and that they all gravitate toward it when hunting season gets started.

All ducks are omnivores they eat a combination of plants and animals. The plants are grass,weeds,algae, seeds, grain, berries, fruit, and aquatic plants. Some of the animals that they eat are snails, mollusks, worms, frogs, salamanders, small fish and fish eggs.  They also eat insects. Many of the ducks also eat gravel, small stones or sand.  This does not provide nutritional value it helps them digest their food better. The rough texture breaks down the food.

This article in Outdoor Life will give you a good idea on the different kinds of foods for the different kinds of ducks.

pictures of ducks a mallard

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