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Old 11-25-2022, 05:57 PM   #1651
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I am assuming y’all have great groundwater there? Would it be a option for y’all to use the river and run poly pipe on top of the ground ? That’s what we did and it worked for us. Looks like ur bigger pond is roughly 8 tenths of a mile to the river. 2” black used poly was what we used. Just a thought.
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Old 11-26-2022, 08:10 AM   #1652
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What type of wells do you get in your country?
Ours (4”) are sometimes only single digit gallons/minute.

A large fishing lake that stays full will be a huge improvement and source of year around fun for your family. “Trophy” bass or not Great idea.

FWIW I laid a black poly line to our 4 troughs and my house.
It didnÂ’t take much clearing ( trencher width) but I like your idea of Turner mix replanting. CD
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:56 AM   #1653
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I am assuming y’all have great groundwater there? Would it be a option for y’all to use the river and run poly pipe on top of the ground ? That’s what we did and it worked for us. Looks like ur bigger pond is roughly 8 tenths of a mile to the river. 2” black used poly was what we used. Just a thought.
We thought about doing this. The issue is that the river will run dry in severe droughts so we will be in the same position. We would rather not take from the river if we don’t have to.
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Old 11-26-2022, 10:11 AM   #1654
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Well I didn’t realize the river goes dry, we are near the head of the river so that has never occurred to me. I was hoping after the 2011 drought I wouldn’t never see a year as bad but lucky us this was just as bad if not worse. So thankful for what we have gotten the last few weeks. Hopefully y’all got some good rains after this last event, we got 2”. Thank the lord. Anyway like following your thread. Good luck on hitting good well water.
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Old 11-26-2022, 11:15 AM   #1655
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We ended up getting right at 4in of rain this week!


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Old 11-26-2022, 03:19 PM   #1656
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The 4-inches of rain this week were a godsend and have allowed our ponds to fill up. Our small pond, the one we dug out and made larger two years ago, is finally full for the first time after we dug it out.
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The big pond is up around 10ft:
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The river rose around 2ft:
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The springs are overflowing down to the river:
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I was kicking myself for not broadcasting more winter wheat, especially after all of this rain, but I think most would have washed away in all of this rain. We're hoping a lot of cool season forbs will start growing.
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:35 PM   #1657
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Here is a picture of the first deer my 9yr old son shot last week.
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He dropped her in her tracks.

Here's a better picture of the wide 8pt
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The boys even made it in the Brady newspaper last week, which was icing on the cake.
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Old 11-30-2022, 05:22 PM   #1658
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Good stuff right there. Congrats!!

I'm hoping for the day we take bucks like that whether they are considered a trophy or not. I know y'all have put a lot of hard work and dineros into it.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:30 PM   #1659
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Awesome..
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Old 12-01-2022, 09:56 AM   #1660
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That is great!
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