Guys a farmer I know has a rye field that is loaded with nesting ducks that he plans on harvesting next Monday. I walked the field on Saturday with two others and we salvaged about 3-4 dozen eggs. We are going to get back into the field this Saturday to get the eggs before harvest. We need as many people as possible to come. I think that we can salvage well over 100 eggs from these two fields which are about 500-600 acres.
Below is the information:
Who can come:
Anybody - including kids big enough to walk through a thick 3-5' tall rye field. At this point I am going to say no dogs until we figure out how many are coming.
Saturday morning at 8am
How long will it take:
It depends on how many show up. If we get 10-20 it should take no longer than an hour or two at the very most.
What to bring:
Yourself, your friends/hunting partners, your children, etc. You will need to wear a pair of long pants unless you like itchy legs. Also bring a hat, sunscreen, etc if you need protection from the sun. We need some people to bring rope of at least 15' in legth and aluminum coke cans with rocks in them if you can (not neccesary but helpful). If possible egg cartons as well.
Take I-5 to Zamora exit (Road 13) and head east on Road 13 to Road 99 and turn left (north) onto Road 99 (frontage road). Turn right (east) onto road 12 and then left (north) on road 94. The field is at the end of road 94 where it meets road 10 and is on the east side of the road. Look for my dark grey Toyota Tundra double cab.
What you receive:
The satisfaction of giving something back to the resource, saving birds that would otherwise not make it, and enhancing our local bird population. And breakfast - I will likely be bringing doughnuts, bagels, coffee, and water for breakfast for everyone prior to the salvage.
Please PM me or post up if you can go or are thinking about going so that I can get a decent count. I am coming from Sacramento and can put a few people in my truck if someone wants to carpool.
Thanks in advance to those who can help out!