Once again the DNR will begin draining Rush Lake in Palo Alto county in NW Iowa. This is being done to get some vegitation to start to comeback, they have done this for the past few years. Lately the muskrat population has just exploded in the lake, and is supposed to be one of the main causes of the cattail's dwindling down. I used to be opposed to this, because there never seemed to be enough water in late summer to beigin to fill the lake back up. But after doing some studying, they might be right after all (oh man do I hate to admit I might be wrong :laughing: ). But in the long run it is better for the duck's. Not everyone around here thinks this way, it is a hot topic around here.
The only thing I always wander about is, years ago there was never any draining of lakes (to my knowledge any how), and the duck numbers were alot better. But that was then, this is now, and the guys doing this know a whole lot more about it than I do. What you guy's think?