I was curious if anyone has had any experience with this. I have a small amount of land leased for pasture and I do hunt on the backside of it a little. I live in southeast Texas, about 10 miles from the Marsh. I have about an acre I keep tilled up and we usually plant a small garden, or put in a food plot to attract deer and hogs. Directly behind it used to be about a 50 acre resivoir that stayed full of ducks, in the past couple of years it was drained and turned into a high fence operation.
In the interest of keeping this to a decent reading level, the back side of this property is low and when it rains it holds water, so I thought about pulling some small levy's up (about 18 to 24") where it would hold the water and hopefully attract some birds. The main part of this I question is most people have told that an acre or two is not enough in this area to draw birds into it. I was just curious if anyone had done this, if this was a decent idea, and if there was anything special to consider when doing it, like problems that occurred or those "wish I had thought of this" type stuff.
I appreciate any input, if you don't think it will work or feel like its not worth it then please speak up.
On an added note, I do get ducks in when the feild is just holding water, but never during season, they always show up end of February and early March for whatever reason. Other than a couple here and there they land on the pond, it doesn't draw many during the season right now.
I rode my stick horse to the store, if felt like I walked the whole way....