grayhouse farms wrote:My family farms in western Iredell Co. just off I-40 between Hickory and Statesville. We do not lease and it is not a membership hunting club. We do have fee hunting and this year I took 16 groups hunting during the regular season, we picked up 186 ducks which comes to about 11.6 ducks per hunt. Group size is set different for each hunt, if I scout an impound and there are very good numbers there many be 7 or 8 hunters, other times 4 or 5 would be taken. This past year I planted 5 impoundments with rice, millet, chufa and did not use corn for the first time in 20 years (will plant some this season), and late planted a 6th pond which was purchased and flashboard riser installed just in time to grow a jap. millet crop. So ease up on western NC duck hunting. If you grow and flood crops, moist soil weed, and timber, then limit the hunting it can work the big difference is you will not see thousands of ducks as you might down east or in the mid-west ( I love duck hunting Neb. ) but may times we see over 100 ducks in a morning and over 90% want to land in our impound.
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