To have the best areas for hunting, fishing or just to
enjoy the plain soul relaxing pleasure of observing wildlife; all that is
necessary is to start a growth of their favorite foods. Provide food, cover
and a rest haven for wildlife and they will do the rest. You will soon have
wildlife in abundance. When ducks, geese or other wildlife stop on your
waters or land and find little or no food, they go on their way in search of
better feeding grounds. However, if they find plenty of their natural foods
you can't keep them away. Following are many suggestions for food plots to
keep the wildlife coming to your area.
Duck marsh in Michigan
build 2001 by Paul Kester
Planting of natural foods is conservation in the highest degree. It
provides both food and cover essential to the existence of wildlife. Plant
the natural foods that will coax them to stop on your property. Duck foods
planted in the spring will grow and produce food for ducks in the fall. Plant
several kinds of food and the waterfowl will stay longer as they like
During our years of specializing in the development of more attractive
feeding and breeding grounds for waterfowl, fish, game birds; we have
studied the habits and haunts of wildlife. We have examined the contents of
thousands of stomachs to determine their principal foods and studied the
propagation of these natural foods.
Duck Marsh Built by Kester's Nursery 1985
When Wild Ducks stop on your waters and find little or no food, their go on
there way in search of better feeding grounds. But if they find plenty of
their favorite natural foods growing there, ducks will be more inclined to
stay. To have the best Duck hunting all that is necessary is to start a
growth of their favorite foods. Once you have a growth of aquatic plants
established in your waters, they will be permanent and reproduce for years
to follow. Natural food that grow in and about your waters provide for the
waterfowl not only during the hunting season, but before and after the
season. They support the Waterfowl during their Spring and Fall migration as well as
provide desirable breeding areas.
Duck Marsh in Wisconsin Built by Paul Kester in 1992
Cover-type plants are often over looked when most talk about improving
wildlife habitat. It is essential to provide some cover for wildlife to give
them a place to feel safe and hide. To sustain quality marsh area,
ornamental plants are not just pretty to look at but are beneficial to
wildlife. Many ornamentals will attract insects that are eaten wildlife. Many
of these plants have seeds that are liked by puddle ducks but do not produce
an over abundance of seed.
Aquatic Plants work...just ask these dead Ducks.