October 03, 2013 at 12:28pm
I know of three du projects on the management areas. To be honest, the BIGGEST ISSUE, is LDWF not sustaining the quality of them. Du builds wetlands everywhere gets them going , then turns them over to the state. LDWF does a poor job picking which projects to keep up. Guess it has everything to do with who goes to the meetings or who knows who in order to get favors done. Up in red river there's yakey wetlands it's 650 acres of premium land that is amazing for about two weeks at the end of
Hunting season. They never flood the damn thing though! You have to hope and pray it rains enough to fill it up but once it does it's like god himself opened the clouds and brought the ducks in, absolutely amazing. I called the head guys for the forestry division and top biologist for that area. For the past three years it's the Same story same excuse: trees aren't big enough yet not good enough yet blah blah blah. It stays dry all growing season and gets a little water in the dormant season.now what good is that? It has four pumps on it!! I marked several trees with trail tape and they've grown an inch in three years!!!!! They're stunted! They don't care to make it work because the funding isn't there. Back in the 70s it was a flooded rice property owned and maintained by the state.
I've heard awesome stories and only seen it once ,
Last year. They also have ample land set up for doves but don't plant it properly. Once in the last 7 years but they go rent farmers property for a day for doves, why? It's all in who you know and the money exchanges hands. You're right du puts more into the north but look at the states records and see which states are worth investing in?!? The ones that do better for the projects after du is long gone. Why would you invest in an area where they just let it go to crap? I still stand firm without du, delta waterfowl there wouldn't be a population left. Woodies went up to three three years ago, pintails to two- when pintails nest in fields where they're cut and eggs are lost! Against all odds we are still growing! It's an
Amazing sport don't beat yourself up.
I took two years spent about 10k
Riding across this state saving all info from
Weather to wind to river stages planned it all out and found out the best schedule to
Maximize my experiences in the blind. The opportunities are there!! Blame the state they don't keep
Up with the du spots we have how could
You expect more? You think du don't go back and look at that stuff?!? Dead wrong !! happy hunting I hope
Everyone gets a double banded bird this year .. Cut