I'll try to be brief but want to adequately describe my situation and would love (and desperately need) some feedback... I own a 91 acre farm in Northwest Florida. I am thinking about building a 5 acre duck impoundment in an existing old field. It is extremely isolated so pressure would never be an issue. To build the impoundment it would probably require $10k (guessing) of dozer work to cut the grade down, build berms, etc. I would likely install a flashboard riser to control water levels and can pump from a pretty reliable creek that is about 80 yards away. So here are the questions and a little more background info: We have ducks in the area. Probably 90-95% wood ducks. I'm about 2 miles from a decent sized river that has a "mini flyway". The woodies fly over my farm every day and I usually see 20-80 each evening during the season. Problem is they have no reason to stop on my farm except to roost on occasion in a small swamp on my farm. They are generally headed to roost in an 80 acre swamp about 1/4 mile away. I have no food so they have no reason to use my farm as there are a lot of swamps and roost holes in the area. I cleared out an area in my swamp by hand and they use it occasionally as a roost. There is no way to get reliable food in the swamp and I have no way to control the water in there. I feel like if I can provide some groceries I might be able to get them to use our farm. The goal would be to plant millet & corn in the impoundment. Do you think wood ducks will come to a flooded corn impoundment? I know that sounds like a crazy question as most ducks love corn but here in Northwest Florida... virtually no one builds impoundments (except about 2-3 hours east of us) and I've always viewed wood ducks as "swamp ducks" as that is the only place I have ever hunted them. I'm not sure how much they would utilize an "impoundment" type habitat. Is 5 acres big enough to attract any other species? There are some public spots a few miles away that get teal, ringnecks, etc. I would guess if the water levels are right and there is desirable food that we might get a few other species besides wood ducks. Last question... i know its difficult to predict success and there is some truth to "if you build it they will come" but... I just don't wanna throw $10k (or more) down the drain. If you were in my shoes... would you build it? Thanks for your anticipated help and responses!