Edge wrote:Amen brother. We are laying a 36" pipe right now to flood another 90 acres, and I don't get any of that back as I don't guide. This is a family and friends operation. I just like having more water to keep more birds in the area and it saves a ton if we don't have to pump. We also leave as much rice as the law will allow, but we would leave more if we could. And I will keep spending money as long as my kids want to hunt, maybe I can get my soon to be grand daughter out some day.
There's nothing better than people taking the initiative to help waterfowl. While we do guide, we do it mainly for the value of keeping the history of our place alive. We are not a full bore full time operation with only money in sight. For us, guiding helps to pay some bills and allows us to share our passion with more people. For instance, had it not been for sponsoring here, we would have never hosted the DHC hunts at our place. I know that you didn't mean anything by your comment, but I wanted to dispel some misconceptions about us. Without guiding it would be difficult to do the things that we do on the scale that we do them.