and don't forget to use BIG spot lights!!! :smack:The best thing you can do is wait until about a month before season and start spreading corn, rice and beans in your duck hole. Do this on a weekly basis throughout the season.....boy will you be amazed at the ducks!!
PS DO THIS AT NIGHT!!
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If the landowner (Farmer) is serious about wanting to make it into better habitat for waterfowl then I would check into the WRP program. If it has had a past history of farming it it is a wetland type area it will be a Level 1 project on their list for funding. It can be planted back in tree's, food plots can be developed, & water management structures can all be funded under this program & on top of that the landowner can recieve a yearly easement payment for having it enrolled in the program. You can kill 3 birds with one stone this way, get the property developed into what you may want, get the landowner some extra income off of the land & maybe in the process get your lease for alot less if you do the paper chasing for him on this.I think we found a special place the land owner seems to want to make into a little better habitat rather than farming it.I am going to sugest that we brake some of the beaver dams there is a little floddedtimbeer/dead timber in order to hopefully get it to last a little longer.
The CP9 carries alot of strings, maybe more than just a plain WRP contract for what you have to do & what you get out of it and as you say, it's not permant in contract, but in effect it is also as per what the land can be used for from that day forward. Once the land has been enrolled into the program it is deamed wetlands from that day forward. Once this has been done, it takes an act of Congress to get a permit to do anything at all with it. So in a matter of speaking, it is a permant deal with conditions but without the payment as WRP is permant with conditions but with a payment.I am going to mention the wrp but that is permenant once enrolled you can not take it out. I think he will more likely go for something less permenant like cp-9 wich I am going to try to sell. do any of you know any body that has done theses projects so I could talk to them to see what the up front cost is.A bilogist is supposed to come out and take a look at it this week hopefully we will be able to put something together. thanks for the input:thumb:
You should be fine then :thumb:They are already using all the fields. of course when we looked at the property and the midde of feburary there were ducks coverd from one end to the other. we just want to add to what is already there and hopefully make a good spot great:biggrin: