so if you were to purchase additional land would you buy something that already has some sloughs in place- or would you purchase the neighbors land less water developed but create units assuming you have an ability to flood with well water. I do believe the ducks have memory but wouldn't they find well constructed duck habitat with food if it's in close proximity to where they migrate? I saw flat fields last year that were flooded late in the season naturally- holding hundreds if not thousands of ducks within a few days of the flooding event Or would you choose the property with water then add more as a percentage of the land and improve what is there already? My local biologist believes that you can buy a flat piece of land and develop it as good or better as a neighboring property if your characteristics are more favorable I look at it as if there's less work for you the better off you are but if you can get something at a discount and re-create it you may be better off financially and productively. Thoughts?