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Discussion in 'Louisiana Flyway Forum' started by DComeaux, Mar 27, 2020.
Saw that being circulated by anticorners on the book of faces. It's interesting in that the article states they cut back drastically on GECs in 2014. Basically it says there's been far less planted in the years the anticorners say show the flight getting dramatically worse.
While I did not read it to the point of being able to quote from memory the contents of the PEA, I saw nothing in it to indicate they are going to build more refuges.
It appears that they think this is more of a cost cutting item in terms of yield versus costs ( they emphasized pesticides/costs).
The GEC crops require less and look to be of a higher yield?
I will have to ask our seed salesman what we are using next time I see him.
This is some what in contradiction to most refuges Master plans which call for less crop and more moist soil.
Sounds like they want to hedge their moist soil strategy by providing higher energy food as well .
This table shows pre and post GEC plantings in the refuges page 30 of the PEA
It might be of interest to see what the duck counts or kills were in the two scenarios--- then again, it might not LOL
From previous research regarding Missouri, the refuges seem to be 4,000 acres or more and the ag crop seem to average 400 acres or less....or at least that is what I recall and that is always a....your mileage may vary scenario.
I put in my two cents. There shouldn’t be any flooded unharvested crops of any kind on NWR’s regardless of how it is grown unless hunting is allowed at least 4 days a week on the same land where the crops are grown. There is more than enough food on the landscape today. And please don’t give me historical wetlands loss yada yada yada.
I could get behind that idea..........and BTW....
Missouri lost 4.2 million acres of its original wetlands ....
just wanted to give you something to jaw about yada yada yada LOL
It's not more refuges, the "more" comment was pointed at more unharvested flooded crops. We need refuges, especially today with the no mercy run-and-gun mentality. With the high pressure of today we need to have a shorter season.
Oh yeah that's what we need, more of more.
Let’s build some more.......means plant?
must lose something in translation
Build more feed lots, baited ponds, all you can eat and stay buffets.
So the feds are considering turning back the clock to plant what they used to plant? I thought turning back the clock to past practice would be favorable to anticorners.