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Things Aren’t Looking Good in the PPR

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by FriedPotatoes, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Feathers

    Feathers Senior Refuge Member

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    How much drain tile was in the ground in 1970?

    I agree with your previous post that a drought is needed but regardless of how much drought we get, I doubt we’ll ever see devils get close to as low as it was due to all the tile in the ground now.
     
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  2. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I did enjoy the dungenous crab there for sure. Tillamook was beautiful. I just didn’t care for the state as whole. Just a vibe I didn’t like. Very different then the Midwest. I definitely can understand why some people would love it out there. Just not a place for me!
     
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  3. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I absolutely despise the people in the cities here, if only COVID was as bad as the govt wants us to believe...

    The land is beautiful and even the Libtards aren't enough to make me give it up.
     
  4. FriedPotatoes

    FriedPotatoes Elite Refuge Member

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    how is a drought needed (not being contentious...I’m not from that sort of area so don’t know how things work)?
     
  5. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    For ducks, potholes which remain flooded for too long are not nearly as productive as those which dry out every so often. Because of that, we generally see the biggest population jumps when water returns after drought.
     
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  6. 15thTN

    15thTN Elite Refuge Member

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    Drought drys up shallow water, exposing the bottom, and allowing it solidify. Which helps keep it from filling up from eroding soils of the watershed. You also get new plant life, as well as allowing existing plant life a chance to spread. Some plants need a period of dry to live. Here in the south timber gets flooded in the winter, but is in the dry from late spring or summer. If it stays flooded the timber will die. The same thing happens to grasses, and certain plants, that duck eat.
     
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  7. FriedPotatoes

    FriedPotatoes Elite Refuge Member

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    Ah I see, so typical moist soils cycle then from wet to dry to wet. I didn’t think about that.

    do farmers there take advantage of droughts and plow more shallow pothole areas?
     
  8. nobands

    nobands Elite Refuge Member

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    I'll give you 1 guess.
     
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  9. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    And tile them when it's dry.
     
  10. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Also, the invertebrate bloom is much better.

    Yes, farmers will generally do what benefits their bottom line...just like most of us.
     
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