When is the best time to put up woody boxes?

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When is the best time to put up woody boxes?

Postby T-MAN » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:03 pm

Hey guys, i was just wondering when the best time to put up woody boxes and how far apart to spread them. (If this helps, ive seen a lot of wood ducks on this crick). Thats right crick, not creek!! :toofunny:
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Postby Dogman » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:17 pm

Late winter when the ponds are iced up is a good time.That way you can get to the best locations and attach the boxes without worring about falling out of the boat.You can even cut holes in the ice and drive a post in an area that you want a box to be.
I don't know if there is any standard distance to put them apart but if the area is a good breeding spot I assume spacing wouldn't be a concern.

Don't forget to put sheet aluminium wrap on the pole under the boxes to keep the predators out.
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Postby Admin2 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:40 pm

I do not think mounted the poles in the creeks beds is such a good idea. Being creeks are prone to flooding. Also the debris can easily knock over a post during high water. Try the bank instead, or maybe even within a couple of hundred yards away near a stand of mature trees. Right now is an excellent time to install the posts before the ground freezes, and then install the box later this winter.

Check out this topic, some good advice on the subject of where to place the boxes and predator proofing them. http://duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3362


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Postby T-MAN » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:24 pm

Thank you guys!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Dogman » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:03 pm

I suppose them "cricks" are a bit different from the beaver ponds and swamps I romp around in.
Either way good luck,and good choice of a project. :thumbsup:
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Postby T-MAN » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:58 pm

I guess so :salude: good luck out there man :thumbsup:


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Postby T-MAN » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:59 pm

Dogman, Do you hunt sea Ducks up there? Ive always wanted to.
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Postby Dogman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:58 am

Maine is THE seaduck hunting state,although I'm ashamed to admit I haven't done any in a couple years now.Always seem too busy and then the seasons are over. :pissed: I hope to correct myself this year.
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