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  1. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    It is done. I just shot where I thought the waterline would be with my range finder. 35yds by 35 yds with a depth of 11'9". Not a monster by any means but it gives me someplace to stock fish for the kids, train the dogs, or try and run some traffic on the birds in the area.
     

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  2. KSU86

    KSU86 Senior Refuge Member

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    Nicely done! any spring or filled via runoff? get 6-8 old car tires, shoot some holes in them and get the flat head minnow's started once it fills.
    KS forecast looks like death valley for the next 7-10 days. I have a small pond started last fall, and plan to finish soon. It will really add to the value of your property and enjoyment.
     
  3. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks nice. If you haven't done so yet, make sure to get your seed broadcast on the shelf/shoulders and strawed asap.
     
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  4. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    I haven't broadcast any seed. With no rain in th foreseeable future I'd just be wasting seed. As it is I think I wasted 50 lbs. turkeys are gonna have it cleaned out long before we get rain to germinate it.
    Been busy. Bent the bar on the chainsaw not thinking. Made a couple rockpiles too. Not huge but my daughter was being a slave driver. Builder was getting equipment Saturday morning. He thought 60 across but I don't really see it.
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  5. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    It looks like you have a good seed bed, I would sow the seed and put a pack of straw on it. It might rain and you'll be sorry you didn't have it planted, plus you'll get a load of weeds.
     
  6. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Seed is down with rain forecast tomorrow night. Got the bill and came in $1400 under budget so a happy day.
     
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    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    You may want to check out Pond Boss Forum. Good info in re pond management
     
  8. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks I am on Pond Boss already. Its in the site selection portion of their forum
     
  9. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice soaking 1" rain last night. That'll help the millet as well as my other food plots
     
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    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Millet is coming up nice.
     
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