da fowl slayer, the point was that's it's stupid to waste time, money and resourses on trying to get ducks to imprint on an area. The place I mentioned was just an example of how "no attempt to imprint was necessary". That the ducks will show up if you have them in the area. It had nothing to do with me managing it. It is obvious that if you put a lot of work into a spot and there are no ducks that migrate over it, you are wasting your time. Are the ducks going to fly 3 miles to a nice spot if they have 3 in their face? I think not. Once again location is the key. As far as the well, maybe someone saw you coming when you paid $20000 for it. As stated by others, a $3000 well is not out of the question. Your right I didnt manage the spot I used as an example, but I do manage some areas. I don't know any farmer who is going to take his $300000wheeled combined in a flooded field. I didn't know that they had a tracked combined. Hense the suprise when it was. I think most people want to know what they can do on a small scale to have a better hunting place. Not everyone can afford to spend thousands on a marsh. That's nice that you manage a big outfit, but what I do is for me and whoever I want to invite. Since you threw out some number, here's mine. I killed over 150 ducks myself, hunting weekend and a few week days. And I'm thinking I didn't spend near as much as you or the owners did at your spots. For those of you who don't have a endless check book, find a good location and make what you can. Ducks always seam to love fooded corn.