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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby whistlin_wings » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:13 pm

I'd shoot at every one of those birds.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby waterfowlman » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:21 pm

Sweet photos Cason. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Most of us are jealous. :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WTN10 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:23 pm

waterfowlman wrote:Sweet photos Cason. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Most of us are jealous. :lol3: :lol3:


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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:26 pm

Byers farm I thank you! and all the other private land owners that invest the time
and money necessary to develop and maintain waterfowl resting and feeding grounds! Without y'all everyone's hunting would suffer! If adamdu82 wants to complain about a corrupt system start something about all the strategically placed no hunting refuges up and down the flyway. That's what pisses me off. Not a hard working fellow waterfowler!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:22 pm

Hey without Arkansas rice farmers we would SOL. This from Scott Manley DU

Arkansas rice fields are home to over sixty species of wildlife. Waterfowl migrate south during the winter and choose Arkansas rice fields for food and rest. Rice is not only an excellent source of food for humans but it provides nutrition to birds as well. When a rice farmer floods a field in the winter, it provides a habitat for waterfowl that are migrating through the delta. By doing this, rice farmers are being good stewards of the environment. Although they are unable to fully replace natural wetlands, rice fields support 45 percent of the North American wintering duck population. Private lands are essential to wetland birds and wetland conservation, as three-quarters of wetlands in the United States occur on private lands. Waterfowl not only provides hunters with recreation, but it is a good source of income for America’s rice farms.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Sounds like instead of being so "ethical " you should try to be smarter or harder working. Because years ago I planted oak trees around my pond to produce acorns for ducks to eat or transplant/plant duck weed etc for feed for ducks makes me unethical? Think not. No different. But will sure enjoy those woody shoots!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Underradar » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby sprigs4days » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:36 pm

waterfowlman wrote:Sweet photos Cason. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Most of us are jealous. :lol3: :lol3:

and some are very jealous. one of the better things about this forum are the pics you post this time of year. keep em coming Byers
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Indaswamp wrote:Black Mound?

West deadoning.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:16 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:Black Mound?

West deadoning.

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:30 pm

There were a lot of directions my day could have headed this morning when I woke. Being accused of baiting wouldn't have been a consideration if you had asked me. I guess I shouldn't tell my accuser that we used to leave 40+ acres of standing grain around our pits. Which I will add is perfectly legal as long as you don't intentionally knock any down.

I always post pictures with reservation. I know there are those here who enjoy seeing them. I also know that it could appear braggadocios. I routinely hold off from posting some images, because it is never my intent to out do anyone. I know I can't show you all canvasback like swamp can, or greaters like some of you guys to the north. What I can do is show everyone how we manage for waterfowl based on three generations and 60 years of knowledge. What makes these practices worth viewing are the results.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:38 pm

All Canvasbacks? :huh: We kill a couple, but I don't recall pictures of all canvasbacks.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:43 pm

ByersFarm wrote:braggadocios.


Good word, bro. Good word.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:44 pm

Botiz630 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:braggadocios.


Good word, bro. Good word.

don't brag Botiz..... :hammer:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby whistlin_wings » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:52 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
I always post pictures with reservation. I know there are those here who enjoy seeing them.

For the record your pictures don't even do your place justice. It's one thing to see google earth and what you post but doesn't even compare to real life. Few things make grown men quiet and stare in awe and driving around that first evening was one of them. You would have thought grizz saw Santa clause, the Easter bunny, and big foot hanging out together in the rice fields
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:55 pm

whistlin_wings wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
I always post pictures with reservation. I know there are those here who enjoy seeing them.

For the record your pictures don't even do your place justice. It's one thing to see google earth and what you post but doesn't even compare to real life. Few things make grown men quiet and stare in awe and driving around that first evening was one of them. You would have thought grizz saw Santa clause, the Easter bunny, and big foot hanging out together in the rice fields

Was Santa Clause running around asking "What day is it? What day is it?".....if so, that was Botitz.
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Byers Farm Migration

Postby La. Hunter » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:23 pm

ByersFarm wrote:There were a lot of directions my day could have headed this morning when I woke. Being accused of baiting wouldn't have been a consideration if you had asked me. I guess I shouldn't tell my accuser that we used to leave 40+ acres of standing grain around our pits. Which I will add is perfectly legal as long as you don't intentionally knock any down.

I always post pictures with reservation. I know there are those here who enjoy seeing them. I also know that it could appear braggadocios. I routinely hold off from posting some images, because it is never my intent to out do anyone. I know I can't show you all canvasback like swamp can, or greaters like some of you guys to the north. What I can do is show everyone how we manage for waterfowl based on three generations and 60 years of knowledge. What makes these practices worth viewing are the results.
I appreciate everyone here who enjoys these pictures, and apologize to those who may take them the wrong way. If you're one of the latter just don't open the thread.


Keep the pics coming! The law is the law and you're on the right side of it, so don't worry about what others think.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indawoods » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:24 pm

possumfoot wrote:and don't forget, there are a lot of people here who kill em pretty good in those "natural" areas that your talking about.


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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:51 pm

ByersFarm wrote:There were a lot of directions my day could have headed this morning when I woke. Being accused of baiting wouldn't have been a consideration if you had asked me. I guess I shouldn't tell my accuser that we used to leave 40+ acres of standing grain around our pits. Which I will add is perfectly legal as long as you don't intentionally knock any down.

I always post pictures with reservation. I know there are those here who enjoy seeing them. I also know that it could appear braggadocios. I routinely hold off from posting some images, because it is never my intent to out do anyone. I know I can't show you all canvasback like swamp can, or greaters like some of you guys to the north. What I can do is show everyone how we manage for waterfowl based on three generations and 60 years of knowledge. What makes these practices worth viewing are the results.
I appreciate everyone here who enjoys these pictures, and apologize to those who may take them the wrong way. If you're one of the latter just don't open the thread.


Cason, the majority of us here know the importance of what you and others in your area do for waterfowl. Keep the updates and pictures coming. I do look forward to checking in during the day and evenings to see what's moved in. THANKS!!!!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Indaswamp wrote:All Canvasbacks? :huh: We kill a couple, but I don't recall pictures of all canvasbacks.

Perhaps I should have said "y'all". Show y'all canvasback like swamp can.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:08 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:All Canvasbacks? :huh: We kill a couple, but I don't recall pictures of all canvasbacks.

Perhaps I should have said "y'all". Show y'all canvasback like swamp can.

Ah...my mistake.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby jehler » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:19 am

ByersFarm wrote:
We're just over compensating trying to dispel the myths about reading and writing. Just wait until you try to talk to us after we get a couple high hats down.

Jr will be like my C3PO, he has been watching and re watching episodes of squidbillies so he can translate for me
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:24 am

jehler wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
We're just over compensating trying to dispel the myths about reading and writing. Just wait until you try to talk to us after we get a couple high hats down.

Jr will be like my C3PO, he has been watching and re watching episodes of squidbillies so he can translate for me

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:30 am

jehler wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
We're just over compensating trying to dispel the myths about reading and writing. Just wait until you try to talk to us after we get a couple high hats down.

Jr will be like my C3PO, he has been watching and re watching episodes of squidbillies so he can translate for me


I don't know what squidbillies are, but we don't have squid here and we aren't hillbillies. It's an entirely different dialect. You're fried before you ever start.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby jehler » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:33 am

ByersFarm wrote:
jehler wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
We're just over compensating trying to dispel the myths about reading and writing. Just wait until you try to talk to us after we get a couple high hats down.

Jr will be like my C3PO, he has been watching and re watching episodes of squidbillies so he can translate for me


I don't know what squidbillies are, but we don't have squid here and we aren't hillbillies. It's an entirely different dialect. You're fried before you ever start.

As you all put it, real talk here, if you have never seen squidbillies don't ever watch one, I was already worried about the future of American culture...
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