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Old 05-21-2019, 02:46 PM   #1
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Anyone ever have them come out and build one? Meeting with a DU rep next week.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:48 PM   #2
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Anyone ever have them come out and build one? Meeting with a DU rep next week.
Do you have to have water already set up?
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:50 PM   #3
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Yes. More like low lying areas that hold water
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:57 PM   #4
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I see a market for selling Beaver, and it legal......
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:22 PM   #5
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Anyone ever have them come out and build one? Meeting with a DU rep next week.
Make sure they don't want rights or access to it after its built.

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Old 05-21-2019, 04:47 PM   #6
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Make sure they don't want rights or access to it after its built.

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This.


Theyll end up shooting ducks on your land whilest you watch

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Old 05-21-2019, 05:10 PM   #7
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This is probably the reason why they are coming
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:33 PM   #8
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Screw a pond... make a wetland.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:01 PM   #9
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This is probably the reason why they are coming
Yeah, we looked into it years ago, and they wanted some access or hunting rights to it.
We decided to hire a dozer operator ourselves. Going to work on a new one this summer myself with a skid steer and a tractor and box blade.

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Old 05-21-2019, 08:03 PM   #10
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Yea read the fine print...................
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:17 PM   #11
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Yea read the fine print...................
I think OP is a landman. Heíll be fine
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:18 PM   #12
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seen to many people screwed over by d.u, i would stay away from them and do it yourself,
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:29 PM   #13
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This couldnít be farther from the truth of DUís mission and program. I have been a DU volunteer for 20 years, and have worked at headquarters for 2. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Buzz bait, the guys out of Richmond are awesome, they know how to design some really good duck holes. Ask them everything, they know their stuff.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:33 PM   #14
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I would like to ask them why they keep finding ways to hold all the duckies up north
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:35 PM   #15
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This couldnít be farther from the truth of DUís mission and program. I have been a DU volunteer for 20 years, and have worked at headquarters for 2. Please reach out if you have any questions.



Buzz bait, the guys out of Richmond are awesome, they know how to design some really good duck holes. Ask them everything, they know their stuff.
And I also was a volunteer of DU from about 1996 to 2004. Same committee that went as high as number 7 in the state (the drake only banquet for awhile so if you've been around 20 you know who). Literally help start THE ONLY greenwing event in south texas. My son is a lifetime greenwing. I've attended 3 state conventions and one national.

I've seen it. No need to reach out. Heck, I'll drive you to a du project near chesterville that I shoveled levees on and never hunted.

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Old 05-21-2019, 08:41 PM   #16
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I never volunteered, but I was a member for years, and I drank a lot of their vodka and bought many high priced guns, paintings, and other such stuff. Did I mention that I drank a lot of their vodka ? Does that count ?
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:47 PM   #17
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Sounds great! My job hasnít provided one single spot to hunt, I still hunt public and lease land like everybody.

Offer was more to help clear up the misinformation on hunting access. DU doesnít hold or request hunting access on anything. But you knew that already. Iíve hunted a few spots in your neck of the woods that were designed by a DU biologist (years before I wouldíve ever imagined working here), and they were all first class. Let us know how it goes.

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Old 05-21-2019, 08:52 PM   #18
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Sounds great! My job hasnít provided one single spot to hunt, I still hunt public and lease land like everybody.

Offer was more to help clear up the misinformation on hunting access. DU doesnít hold or request hunting access on anything. But you knew that already. Iíve hunted a few spots in your neck of the woods that were designed by a DU biologist (years before I wouldíve ever imagined working here), and they were all first class. Let us know how it goes.
I see your location is Tennessee. I don't think you really know texas DU.

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Old 05-21-2019, 08:58 PM   #19
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DU....leaders in manipulation
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:03 PM   #20
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Moved here from Texas.

I just want to reiterate that nothing happens on private land that isnít at the express consent and direction of the landowner.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:04 PM   #21
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Exactly.

And as mentioned OP. Read the fine print.



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Old 05-21-2019, 09:13 PM   #22
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After I posted this DU called me back. These ponds were theirs in 2002 but the contract expired in 2017. It Its on 1200 acres I just acquired for hunting. We meet next Wednesday.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:54 PM   #23
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Sounds great! My job hasn’t provided one single spot to hunt, I still hunt public and lease land like everybody.

Offer was more to help clear up the misinformation on hunting access. DU doesn’t hold or request hunting access on anything. But you knew that already. I’ve hunted a few spots in your neck of the woods that were designed by a DU biologist (years before I would’ve ever imagined working here), and they were all first class. Let us know how it goes.
Oh they save that for the bigwigs. Pee-on’s don’t get the privilege.

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After I posted this DU called me back. These ponds were theirs in 2002 but the contract expired in 2017. It Its on 1200 acres I just acquired for hunting. We meet next Wednesday.
They were “theirs” and they want them back.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:02 PM   #24
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I had them do one on my property about 15 years ago. Everything went smooth and nobody from DU ever said anything about them hunting it. I paid 25% of the cost and they paid the other 75%. I had to hire the contractor which they provided a list to choose from. Everything went fine. But instead of paying the contractor directly they paid the money to me. Which I forwarded to the contractor. Then I get a 1099 for the money they paid to me. Why in the hell don't they just send it straight to the contractor and 1099 him? They never told me I would have to pay taxes on their contribution. That part ****** me off.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:14 PM   #25
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This couldnít be farther from the truth of DUís mission and program. I have been a DU volunteer for 20 years, and have worked at headquarters for 2. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Buzz bait, the guys out of Richmond are awesome, they know how to design some really good duck holes. Ask them everything, they know their stuff.
You are correct but they will fix you right up with a duck paradise free of charge to you, but on tax payer dollars though.

Iíve hunted some pretty impressive private DU funded impoundments up north.
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