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Ideas for a dynamite duck marsh.

Postby fhhunter1 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:36 pm

My family has a 48 acre marsh just off a big river. Does anybody have any ideas for the best thing to plant in there and how do I do it. It has a pond on it that holds water all year long and Im really not set up yet to manage water levels. I am going to plant some corn on some of the higher ground, but Im not sure what to do with the rest of it.
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Postby David » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:55 am

Try contacting DU. They sometimes help out with those type of things.
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Postby goosetalk » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:40 pm

Contacting DU or your state conservation department are good ideas. Millet grows good in wet conditions, and there are a variety of natural vegetation, such as smartweed, widgeon grass, foxtail, and others that provide seed and food, especially in the early part of duck season.
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Postby IndyWingmaster » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:22 pm

What part of SW Indiana are we talking about? I could probably help you out.
So we probably should have brought our guns.
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Postby olddkguide » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:03 pm

Indy, Does the land slope gently or is it a bottom? Some type of dike system may be appropriate, water control structures and food are the keys to any good management project. DU has a great site just for waterfowl conservation projects developed by private individuals. A 48 acre project is large enough to hold birds all season if flooded in stages. Flood the whole thing at once and every bird around will pick it clean in three weeks or less. Contact your local game biologist they can give you the best advice for your specific area. :thumbsup:
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Postby mashin_da_ducks » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:13 pm

Some pics wouldnt hurt. :thumbsup:
Give a kid a duck and he will be happy for an hour, teach him to hunt and he will be hooked for life!
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Postby Richard Hedd » Fri May 23, 2008 11:31 am

olddkguide wrote:DU has a great site just for waterfowl conservation projects developed by private individuals. :thumbsup:


Do you have a link. I can't find it. :help:
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Postby illinoisduckboy15 » Mon May 26, 2008 12:21 pm

you have to be able to control the water for any great success but if not i hear that biologic can be planted in standing water
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Postby olddkguide » Tue May 27, 2008 1:58 pm

Try to google water control stuctures or Southern.ducks.org/watercontrolstructures.php
Excellent resource for any and all info on controlling water for hunting.
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Postby duckhnter4life » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:09 pm

A guy we know uses a crop duster (BUT he owns one). dont know what he plants tho.
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