Idaho to ban flooded crops?

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  1. Allan

    Allan Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks Native.
     
  2. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Oh BS! We hunt flooded cornfields here and THAT is on State properties! BS!!!! Maybe you all in the Pacific Flyway need to go to a 90 day season instead of 110 or whatever it is!
     
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  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    If they did that out here we would lose at least 75% of our states hunter's. Most people hunt flooded rice land out here. I would bet that about 90% of the blinds leased in the Sacremento valley are in flooded rice fields, it will never happen out here there is way too much money involved. Our refuges/ duck parks couldn't handle the overflow and our public lands are already overly crowded, it would be a disaster to waterfowl hunting in CA.
     
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  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Flooded rice fields after harvest are a lot different than corn complexes.
    Butthurt much? Can't kill ducks without them being baited? :dv :dv :dv And even with 90 days season I would still kill more ducks….and even without bait. :l
     
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  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't think the bill says anything about properly harvested crop fields and normal farming practices. It is obviously directed at crops planted for duck bait.
     
  6. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I hunt primarily flooded corn on state land. It’s nowhere near as good as people make it out to be. Personally nobody in the Pacific flyway has a right to cry about anything with their long season and higher bag limits.
     
  7. Billy Bob

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    Fish on!!!!
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    Thanks for that, I only read about half of it then got sidetracked. The amount of rice left in these fields is a joke though, they might as well be baiting them. I wouldn't be surprised if they leave extra grain in certin fields for a little extra pocket change if you know what I mean. :yes:yes:yes
     
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    Okay I got it, thanks for making that clear. But then 109/110 +/- days needs addressed, IMO.
     
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  10. Patodor

    Patodor Senior Refuge Member

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    True, but that’s because it’s state land - and birds on state land get wise quick. Ever hunt flooded corn on well managed private property? May as well be throwing bread at the park. Doesn’t seem fair.
     

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