Rain - How is it working out for you?

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  1. The Old Taz

    The Old Taz Senior Refuge Member

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  2. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    The rain flooded lots of new habitat and the ducks were really moving around looking to take advantage of it.
    Here is a bunch of red-root sedge seed floating on the surface. Makes it easy for the ducks to skim it off the surface. It will sink in due time.

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  3. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Well we over here in eastern nc have been fortunate this year in the rain dept. Had way too much in May when corn was in the ground (I lost most) but finally eased up and kept great moisture around that allowed the barnyard grass and panic grass to take off. Had several good rain events recently that I took advantage of by putting some boards in. Worked out great because my ponds are 100% fresh and are at the perfect level for this time of year. Also didn't want to pump from the ditch since we had all of the area flood with nasty brackish marsh water due to a strong 10 day nor'easter that ruined a lot of farm fields and some impoundments.
     
  4. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    [​IMG] Cypress Bend got some good run off.
    We had just over two inches of rain

    Helped I'll take it when I get it
    Had our first arrivals w that pooling. About 100 ducks showed. Half woodies, other half a mixture of mallards,pintail, and gadwal[​IMG]
     
  5. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    dfs, what type of millet is that in your pic? It looks like a foxtail millet but sure is a lot bigger and heavier looking than what I've got in mine.
     
  6. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    It's foxtail

    In the pic above look at the pink hew behind the truck

    Now here is the pic looking out from blind
    It surrounded by trees and faces due west

    More smartweed out front and it's prob 5ft tall
    I mow the hole as mentioned earlier
    Pretty much it's a timing thing for the opener to not have a lot of water. If we are about 75% full on opener the water doesn't mat our moist soil down so it's like a thicket and they stay in my mowed or sprayed areas
    I keep em clean
    Which happen to be right in front of my blinds
    My moist soil is unreal this year
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  7. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks like death.
     
  8. rcatron

    rcatron New Member

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    Great looking setup there slayer
     
  9. Greekangler

    Greekangler Senior Refuge Member

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    Have few boards in there- sure we are up another 6-12 inches w yesterday's rain near Dallas

    My 25 acre lake is at about 40

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    Unfortunately that's my north blind

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    We also finished a blind Thursday. Zip tied spragletop looks great

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  10. Clayton

    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    I was wondering how you faired after all of that rain in Texas.
     

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