After a long discussion with Wantingapintail, I have decided that I would like to revert one of my family's tiled fields into wetlands... I live in Texas, so tiled fields are somewhat new to me!! My mother owns a couple hundred acres that my uncle currently farms with corn or soybeans depending on the rotation. I would like to have him still farm it and have the ability to crops standing in a section and flood it.
I see 3 variables needed... 1. removing the "tiles" or drainage so the field will hold water, 2. dropping a levee around whatever acreage of standing crop I want to flood, 3. a water source, likely a well but if the field is on a county ditch can i use that water?
I'm sure it can be done... Has anyone done this before or have an experience in this?? Does anyone know if the State of Indiana draws grants for this kind of thing??
I'm a conservation minded hunter who would use this once or twice a year, and then leave it to the birds... Might let my new buddy hunt it on occasion. What are yall's thoughts??
Make em hate it!!