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#5802173 - 06/23/15 02:22 PM Drawing Down Wetlands
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Well I finally got my leased all worked out and now I am trying to figure out what to do with it. Last year we added some berms to catch water but the dozer guy got kind of messed up on time and somehow the drain pipes were never installed. So now I've got a bunch of full wetlands after all these rains and no drain pipes. But I do have a pump and can get them drained down a bit. I also have the water and pump to get them filled back up in the fall if it doesn't rain again.
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#5802995 - 06/23/15 10:02 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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Those that are saying leave it, why?

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#5802999 - 06/23/15 10:03 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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Someone commented to make the dozer guy fix things. The owner gave me a discount this year due to the work not being completed as before. Once i get it drawn down I do plan to install the drains to fix the problem going forward.

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#5803817 - 06/24/15 01:27 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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I planted a crop of millet last year around July and had some darn good seed in duck season.

If have access to water and can pump it back in, this is a no brainer.

Not sure why anybody is saying to leave it.

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#5803818 - 06/24/15 01:29 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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Not sure either, that's the whole reason you set that up
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#5803930 - 06/24/15 02:46 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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I didn't vote because I forget what the rules are about planting food and how long you have to wait before you can hunt over it. Do you guys know? I'd just be concerned with baiting rules.
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#5804159 - 06/24/15 05:16 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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#5804160 - 06/24/15 05:16 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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#5804196 - 06/24/15 05:42 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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#5804211 - 06/24/15 05:52 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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You have to wait until it grows to hunt over it....
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#5804257 - 06/24/15 06:29 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: Ramball36]
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Originally Posted By: Ramball36
You have to wait until it grows to hunt over it....
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#5804281 - 06/24/15 06:52 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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Okay then a few questions.

1) I have always seen folks drawing down in the spring, was just concerned since I am a bit late compared to that

2) Brown top millet first since it can take the heat and then jap millet later on? A combo of both in July and again in August? Just Jap millet?

3) Is it possible to transplant smartweed and what timing/tips do you have?

And last, I will obviously be leaving runways in the millet so we can walk back and forth to the blind and to retrieve the ducks. I want to make sure I don't "manipulate" any of it in the first year by walking through it since it can only be manipulated if it is regrowth or a second year planting. At least that is what the guy that sold me my teal tags said so I'm going with that.

Last, got any tips for keeping the pump running? It's going to be a pain going out there and filling up the tank all the time.

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#5804322 - 06/24/15 07:23 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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If you are using a gasoline pump to pump it down AND pump it back I would probably change my vote to just leave it alone. Money would be better spent at the crap tables
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#5804363 - 06/24/15 07:58 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: #Hayraker]
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Yes but part of the reason I want to pump it down is to actually install the drains so it is done properly for the future.

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#5804375 - 06/24/15 08:04 PM Re: Drawing Down Wetlands [Re: muddyz]
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How deep is it?
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