A slough where I live has been drained recently, it is roughly 500 acre's, and last year the muskrat's came back into it very heavily. Have'nt had to many rat's around for quite sometime. After duck, and goose season closed the DNR drained the lake by pulling the boards out of the outlet. I heard they did this to try and drive the rat's out, and get more cattail's to grow, for better nasting for the duck's. I'm all for better nesting ground's, my only questoin's are that 10 to 15 year's ago there were rat's all over this area, and there seemed to be more cattail's around, and more duck's, and if they do drive the rat's out, is'nt a muskrat house used commonly by geese to have a nest on, not for sure if duck's use them or not. I am not for sure if the info I have been told about the slough being drained for that purpose is true or not either. Thank's for any input.
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