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#5575154 - 01/31/15 03:13 PM Sewage Ponds?
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
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Loc: Abilene, TX
I recently talked to a guy who said I could hunt three "sewage ponds" that are "loaded with ducks" next season . The water is pumped into the first pond that then runs off into the second then into the third. He irrigates costal from the third.

I assume the water is treated somewhat before it's pumped into the first pond.

Would you have an issue eating ducks taken off it?

Has anyone hunted a place like this?


Edited by BradyBuck (01/31/15 03:14 PM)

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#5575155 - 01/31/15 03:15 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Sounds like dairy or feed lot sewage then yes.

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#5575166 - 01/31/15 03:22 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
Barny Topwater Offline
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If you eat Tilapia you should be immune
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#5575168 - 01/31/15 03:24 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
BradyBuck Offline
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Sounds like dairy or feed lot sewage then yes.


Yes, you have hunted a place like this?

Or

Yes, you would have an issue eating ducks taken off it?

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#5575173 - 01/31/15 03:26 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
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#5575181 - 01/31/15 03:32 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
#Hayraker Offline
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It's the same ducks you would kill off a neighboring tank
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#5575190 - 01/31/15 03:36 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
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decoy

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Sounds like dairy or feed lot sewage then yes.


Yes, you have hunted a place like this?

Or

Yes, you would have an issue eating ducks taken off it?


Yes we use to own a feed lot. Only open water for miles. Where I cut my teeth for ducks. Eaten hundreds of them


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#5575200 - 01/31/15 03:41 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: #Hayraker]
BradyBuck Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hayraker
It's the same ducks you would kill off a neighboring tank


That is kind of my thought as well. Who is to say that any duck we harvest didn't at some point make pit stop at place like that.

Just hope it doesn't stink bad and the dog doesn't mind. LOL

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#5575248 - 01/31/15 04:07 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
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Loc: Nunya
Am I hallucinating, or was this same topic posted recently?

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#5575259 - 01/31/15 04:12 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Treated water, ie from a sewage plant is supposedly cleaner than drinking water. But as mentioned, who knows where the ducks you eat have been
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#5575294 - 01/31/15 04:32 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
JRR Offline
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Loc: Collinsville, Tx
Not sure how a duck could taste any worse....

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#5575382 - 01/31/15 05:13 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: hoof n wings]
aerangis Offline
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Originally Posted By: hoof n wings
Treated water, ie from a sewage plant is supposedly cleaner than drinking water. But as mentioned, who knows where the ducks you eat have been


I know a couple treatment plants that discharge water that's healthier and cleaner than the bodies of water it's discharged into.

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#5578982 - 02/02/15 06:36 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
Astater Offline
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I hunted sewage ponds in Arkansas...it's was crazy! Tons of birds and "debris". I'd hunt it again if I had the opportunity! Do it...
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#5579015 - 02/02/15 06:49 PM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
trapperben Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 149
Loc: Lubbock and Texas
Ducks will not be that healthy if the water is bad I would think. They spend a lot of time in water few of us would swim in or drink without harm. Settling ponds which I suspect these are should not have that big a bacteria population compared to untreated sewage. I would hunt them and eat them.

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#5580178 - 02/03/15 11:42 AM Re: Sewage Ponds? [Re: BradyBuck]
nogeese Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
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I drive over the new bridge on Lewisville near lake dallas, there is a sewage plant there and there are thousands of ducks on it all the time... but that is people poop!!!
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