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Creating a wood duck pond habitat

Postby DE-DuckNBass » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:15 pm

I have a L shaped pit/pond in my woods that holds water year round except for summer, right now it's 3-4 ft deep. It's maybe 50 yards from my ditch that always has 4ft water flowing through I have seen wood ducks on my ditch every year. My family had a select cut of the timber and its opened it up some, So here's my idea create a flyway from the ditch, trim/cut certain trees back, build and place some boxes out, and maybe dig it out.. Any ideas and helpful info appreciated and I will also try to take some pics and post them :thumbsup:
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Re: Creating a wood duck pond habitat

Postby BBK » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:39 pm

Plant some oak trees and drag some big logs to the edge of your pond for day roost.
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Re: Creating a wood duck pond habitat

Postby fowlplay56 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:50 pm

I would not trim any of the trees if your goal is wood ducks. I live in the west where there are not alot of trees and the wood ducks I kill year in an out are in the thickest drainages. I think they prefer to swim away from danger and hide in cover like a pheasant or quail if that makes sense. But I agree with last post, half submerged logs are good. Picture a cross between a painted turtle and a pheasant and thats ideal for wood ducks.(Habitat wise)
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Re: Creating a wood duck pond habitat

Postby kckong » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:30 am

You could try building wood duck boxes. Depending where you live. Wood ducks like little ponds in the middle of the woods, creeks, and flooded timber.
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