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Old 11-05-2020, 09:39 AM   #251
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Watched quite a few ducks along the river this past weekend. Your place is coming along very nicely.

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Thanks. Saw the first mallards of the year last week and a few wood ducks.

You would think my place would have wood ducks galore with the water/trees combination....but for some reason we don't. I've had wood duck boxes out for two breeding seasons and they have gone un-used.
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:04 AM   #252
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Now that is a nice slice of heaven. Love the bass lake.
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Old 11-05-2020, 07:57 PM   #253
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Looks like more ducks have arrived. Got the drone out to scout and took these. Divers are here pretty good....saw maybe 500 tonight. Saw several groups of of big ducks too.

Front next week should push more down hopefully.

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Old 11-05-2020, 07:59 PM   #254
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Took some aerials of the duck pond and barndo.

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Old 11-06-2020, 10:33 AM   #255
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Looks like more ducks have arrived. Got the drone out to scout and took these. Divers are here pretty good....saw maybe 500 tonight. Saw several groups of of big ducks too.

Front next week should push more down hopefully.

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Man beautiful place you have there! Will be following along to see how duck season treats you
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:50 AM   #256
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Had a visitor yesterday at 11am.

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Old 11-07-2020, 06:05 AM   #257
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Had a visitor yesterday at 11am.

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Dang. That dude ainít been missing any meals!


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Old 11-07-2020, 06:09 AM   #258
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Looks like a little slice of Heaven to me
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:09 AM   #259
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Just now saw this. This place is awesome. And now you are setting up for ducks! So will the vrbo be available during duck season?
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:16 AM   #260
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Looks like a solid mature buck to me, good luck!
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Old 11-08-2020, 10:40 PM   #261
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Just now saw this. This place is awesome. And now you are setting up for ducks! So will the vrbo be available during duck season?
Thanks.

To be determined. I might have it available a few select weekends during duck season.
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Old 11-12-2020, 11:28 AM   #262
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Wow that looks like a mature buck and great see so many ducks. Love following this thread. Good luck on the season and the continued improvements!
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Old 11-12-2020, 11:50 AM   #263
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Wow man pretty sweet place
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Old 12-11-2020, 10:46 AM   #264
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We've duck hunted a few times with lots of divers. The problem is they are mostly the wrong kind.

The majority of birds are bluebills (scaup) so we shoot our bluebill limits of 1 really quickly and have some ringnecks mixed in. They problem is telling them apart on the wing. On a cloudy day they are extremely difficult unless you give them 2 or 3 passes. Even then it's hard.

So we have erred on the side of caution and once we have a scaup limit we usually just watch them pile in the lake and take video.



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Old 12-11-2020, 10:50 AM   #265
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Birds rafted up.

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Old 12-11-2020, 10:54 AM   #266
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Old 12-11-2020, 10:56 AM   #267
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House is still not finished but we do have power. Should not be long now until move-in.

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Old 12-11-2020, 10:59 AM   #268
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Way to bust 'em! Looks like a little piece of heaven on earth.
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Old 12-11-2020, 11:05 AM   #269
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You should start seeing better (colored) ducks quickly.

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Old 12-11-2020, 11:46 AM   #270
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Congrats My Friend!!

Another good way to tell them is the scaup have a little white patch on wing. Blackjacks are gray on wings.
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Old 12-11-2020, 12:13 PM   #271
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Congrats My Friend!!

Another good way to tell them is the scaup have a little white patch on wing. Blackjacks are gray on wings.
Thanks David. Yep I've used that before.

We usually can't see the top of the wing til they are by us already.....zoom!! They follow the shape of the lake and bank when they reach our blind cause its at the corner of an "L". We usually see the underside of the wing when they bank into us and see the top of the wing after they level out and haul *****.

Then on top of that we have shot each out of the same group so they intermingle....maybe we should just water swat them after they land and ID them.
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Old 12-11-2020, 04:02 PM   #272
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You should start seeing better (colored) ducks quickly.

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That would be nice. We have some puddle ducks around....they just aren't honed in on the lake.

Did see a redhead last week on our lake. Would be nice to get some Cans on occasion too.

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Old 01-10-2021, 09:51 PM   #273
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Tried to kill a few ducks in the snow this morning but it was slow. We found them laid up on another part of the lake as we were leaving.

Sure was a pretty morning though.



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Old 01-10-2021, 09:54 PM   #274
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Love the pics Steve! See the barndo is coming along in the last pic!
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:33 PM   #275
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Buy some mallards this year and raise them on the pond. They should return each year hopefully bringing some birds with them. Or start Corning the heck out of the lake after season to get some birds coming, maybe they will remember it next year.
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:38 PM   #276
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Ah yes, one of my favorite threads in all of TBH. Living well!!!
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:05 AM   #277
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Awesome thread! Thanks for taking the time to share.
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:40 AM   #278
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I look forward to renting for a weekend if you get to that point!
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:25 PM   #279
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I drive by your place on a regular basis; I have a buddy further down 434 with the silo in his back yard. I saw when your property went up for sale, and I was glad they didn't divide it up any smaller. They used to run a duck lease out of there that was word of mouth. I seem to recall hearing of a lost gun that was never recovered after a capsized kayak trip.

Its awesome to see what you've done for your fishery and I hope the small mouth turn out well! Its amazing to see how the birds have managed to transfer fish amongst the adjacent pits, so maybe your neighbors will end up with a few as well (hopefully not too many!). Most of those pits seem to fluctuate together, I always assumed it was due to the shallow water table.

The place is really turning out nice!
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