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#6155128 - 01/26/16 07:09 AM Post Season Habitat Management
Teamjefe Offline

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 244
Ok so now that the season is over its time to start thinking about next year. What is everyone preparing to do to their wetlands? We will be doing early season draw downs on two of our four units. The other two will be drained quickly then burned when they dry out. We have too much woody vegetation growing in them.

#6155985 - 01/26/16 02:14 PM Re: Post Season Habitat Management [Re: Teamjefe]
mattyg06 Offline

Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 873
We will be draining and planting our wetland again this year. Last year we planted millet and had some success with it although we planted it way too thick. This year we are trying to decide if we want to plant corn along with it or possibly another crop.

#6156530 - 01/26/16 06:50 PM Re: Post Season Habitat Management [Re: Teamjefe]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1594
Loc: North Tejas
Adding max boards for spring floods- try mainly moist soil. Plant edges w millet were grasses don't grow later in season. Try maximize surface area until March April May

Take a kid Huntin

#6163729 - 01/31/16 07:21 PM Re: Post Season Habitat Management [Re: Greekangler]
Chronotrigger Offline
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Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 16
I am considering planting some millet around a pond at my mom's place near Singleton. We primarily shoot wood ducks and would like to entice some other species in. The pond is maybe only a half acre and about 120 yards from her house. I think I can just hook up a sprinkler to water it during the summer since I have no way of controlling the water level. It would also need a hot wire around the area because of cattle / horses. Have any of y'all had good results planting in this kind of situation? Maybe I should just dump a bucket of duck weed in and call it good. Hearing about people shooting 100+ ducks a season has got me wanting to step my game up.

#6163849 - 01/31/16 08:22 PM Re: Post Season Habitat Management [Re: Teamjefe]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 15746
Loc: Uranus
Flooded corn.

Nothing else
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#6163939 - 01/31/16 09:18 PM Re: Post Season Habitat Management [Re: Teamjefe]
Blue drake Offline

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
Planting millet, duck weed and trying wild rice in north east Texas.


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