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#6027223 - 11/13/15 08:46 AM How do you deal with flooding
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/10
Posts: 326
Loc: Garland, TX
Opening morning went out to the ranch my wife and I just acquired in Hunt county. It was raining and there was no way I was going to try and "drag" a trailer down that dirt road so I ended up turning around and coming home. Sunday went back out, unloaded the 4 wheeler at the dirt road entrance 1/2 mile away from my front gate. The 4 wheeler got into some pretty deep mud on the road, but once we got to the ranch it was like we arrived at the lake. A lot of standing water and thick, sticky black clay mud was what I had to contend with all the way back to my stand. I unloaded from the 4 wheeler about half way to the stand, and nearly got my boots stuck in the mud walking in to the stand. I know that most of my property is river bottom land, and the water issue is something I will just have to deal with to some extent, but I'd like to know how y'all manage rain water on your places and if y'all have any tips for a greenhorn in dealing with this. I've already contacted the NRCS and hopefully they'll be coming out soon to offer some technical guidance.

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#6027244 - 11/13/15 08:52 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Not much you will be able to do.. depends on river authority but you cannot direct the flow of anything.. planting grass to help with erosion and mud holes is your best bet

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#6027246 - 11/13/15 08:52 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
might get some waders and take up duck hunting cheers

Bottoms like that though can hold some serious deer when flood water isn't up.. especially during a drought year


Edited by Navasot (11/13/15 09:01 AM)
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#6027248 - 11/13/15 08:52 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Did you look at flood map before buying it?
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#6027273 - 11/13/15 09:01 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: stxranchman]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/10
Posts: 326
Loc: Garland, TX
Yep, back 50 is in the flood plain but the pasture and 30+ acres closest to the road isn't. That's why I was surprised to see so much standing water.

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#6027280 - 11/13/15 09:02 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/10
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Loc: Garland, TX
...and I should also say, my box blind that I was hunting isn't in the flood plain, nor any of the property that I had to cross to get to it.

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#6027281 - 11/13/15 09:03 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/10
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Loc: Garland, TX
Navasot, that's about what it looked like at my place.

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#6027397 - 11/13/15 09:52 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Not much you will be able to do.. depends on river authority but you cannot direct the flow of anything.. planting grass to help with erosion and mud holes is your best bet




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#6027561 - 11/13/15 11:19 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Loc: Collin County TX
Mother Nature pretty much get's her way don't she? smile Fully understand. Our lease butt's up along the Sulphur River. Of the 1900 acre's currently only about 300 is accessible, and even then it's simply a lob lolly.

On a lighter note, there's never a shortgage of ducks.
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#6027574 - 11/13/15 11:27 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Registered: 01/06/10
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Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
A couple of things may help. Mow and clean the bar ditch along the road making certain the flow passes your property. Mow and clean the draw at the back of the front meadow. Cut small dikes directing water toward the draw. This may help with drainage, but not so much when it's all under 2 or 3 ft. of water... 2cents

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#6029929 - 11/14/15 09:24 PM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Loc: DFW
We've got some river frontage and about 1/3 our property is under water when the Trinity comes out of its banks (like right now). By design, our cabin is on high ground.

I pig hunt more than deer hunt, but I actually like the flooding because it changes the movement pattern of all the game, pushing animals out of their preferred hides and putting more game on the remaining trails.

I have a box stand and a tree stand placed to take advantage of the water being up.
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#6029935 - 11/14/15 09:31 PM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: nak]
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Registered: 10/14/09
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Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Just sell what you own and buy back west of 35. It don't rain out here. hammer

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#6030094 - 11/15/15 12:16 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: janie]
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4686
Loc: Nevada, TX
Originally Posted By: janie
Mother Nature pretty much get's her way don't she? smile Fully understand. Our lease butt's up along the Sulphur River. Of the 1900 acre's currently only about 300 is accessible, and even then it's simply a lob lolly.

On a lighter note, there's never a shortgage of ducks.


I've got the same problem. We're out in red river county and our place is close to the river when it is high half my land is under water. We don't have a duck shortage either. cheers

Walter

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#6030288 - 11/15/15 08:54 AM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: crumrw]
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 1749
Loc: Albany
Write off the deer season and release it to duck hunters for thus season only. Get some money back.

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#6030966 - 11/15/15 04:33 PM Re: How do you deal with flooding [Re: huntwest]
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Registered: 07/09/13
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I typically reach over and click glasses with God during our cocktail hour, and say thanks.

Yep. That's how I deal with rain at the ranch.
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