roosting in impoundment

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roosting in impoundment

Postby Reelsalty » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:04 pm

My friends 30 acre inpoundment has puddle ducks, mostly woodies, roosting there. There are tons of ducks pouring in 15 minutes after sunset. When we go in in the morning, they are all flying out when we walk in and are not returning to feed. There is lots of corn still on the stalk and water is high enough to get to it. Do we need to run them out of there at night? Any suggestions and/or feedback would be gratefully appreciated from those with impoundment experiences.
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Re: roosting in impoundment

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:13 pm

Running them out would be dumb IMO because if they are roosting there you could scare them off for good.
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Re: roosting in impoundment

Postby klabrel » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:18 pm

You could try jumping them off at night, may or may not pan out for ya. Don't know much about woodie feeding patterns being from Montana, but I know that with mallards most of them will filter back if the field has food in it. What you really need is a change in weather to change their feeding patterns
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Re: roosting in impoundment

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:00 am

Be patient when the food runs out where they are feeding at they will go where the food is. Also don't hunt that area for a week or 2 and it may calm them down enough to eat there. Also woodies mainly eat acorns and small pecans.
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Re: roosting in impoundment

Postby Reelsalty » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:42 pm

Obviously Duck Hammer has no clue about impoundments. Call it what you want, but most people on these forums have something intelligent to say.
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