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New pond

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:14 pm

Im looking to make a new pond in my Grandpas field, just wondering is there anything I should know (plants, terrain,etc.)
How big should it be? Cover? There are some resident geese that seem to enjoy other peoples ponds and I want to see if I can coax them over. I am completely new to this so any help is awesome :help:
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Re: New pond

Postby Goose Doctors » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Id say go for it, there's some ponds that some waterfowl just won't touch. like my grampas pond on his farm, its a beautiful pond, shud be loaded with ducks, but they don't seem to touch it :huh: anywho id say give her a try!
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Re: New pond

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:12 am

What kind of soil do you have? Do you have a river nearby to pump water into the pond from? Do you have a well? What will surround the pond? You'll probably want to contact a wetlands specialist with your state natural resources agency or somebody at the ARCS office to see if there is a ny cost sharing you can get. We got 75% of our wetland construction paced for by enrolling it in the CREP program.

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Re: New pond

Postby Normmcclean » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:59 pm

Deep on one end with a nice big shallow 2ft deep flat wit hydrilla and. Water celery. Native food in the water perennial so there's always a food source then wells rice in the shallowest part of the lake and then plant millet on the banked of the pond itself. And best of all set it up with a well or aerator if you have open water when everything is froze up the geese will find it. I shoot limits all season long on a 5 acre pond that had very few birds using it before I started managing it. Also if you have wood ducks in your area build and maintain 10 duck boxes on the pond within a couple years you could have a nice huntable population of woodies.
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Re: New pond

Postby Justin Weber » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:04 pm

Geese love ponds that are routinley mowed in my area because they eat the fresh grass.
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