I'm not sure how central Texas is set-up in regards to waterfowl and where they roost, feed etc.
I'll give you my thoughts on it, but remember they are all with background in how the Texas coastal prairie is structured.
-Roost(probably the most important)
the birds have to have somewhere they can go roost on big water and not be harassed, hunted, etc. usually they roost with the geese in our area and in 40-100 acre flats of water 4-12" deep.
the right food at the right time. they don't eat the same thing everyday, it depends on the weather and whether they need protein or carbohydrates. when it's warm they usually feed on protein and when it's cold they'll switch to carbs.
If someone else is roosting the birds for you, then I would set-up smaller compartments(10-15 acres) and flood the next one as soon as the birds almost had the first one eaten out.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
No matter how much food/water you have, if you're not in an area that holds birds, you're not going to make them come to you.
The video is of one of our big roost ponds, probably only 1/3 of it is actually shown in video. With 10-15K ducks and the 10K geese that are roosting on it, the food source will only last a couple of days(no more than 5-7), but that's fine because it serves as a roost for that property. It was an awesome site to watch all the birds spiraling down from the stratosphere before and after the front to the roost. This property has been a roosting ground for waterfowl for 50+ years and they just know where it is.
Buy in a good area, do your homework as to if the birds can roost elsewhere and then provide them a food source that you can control by when you flood and you should be good.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Run-N-Gun Adventures (11/22/16 08:28 AM)
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