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Is it legal to hunt a place where rice, millet, or any other grain is growing and is subsequently flooded? If yes, then can a 'pond' be made like with a water leveler or similar device and still be hunted legally? I hear stories of guys hunting areas unaware that they are breaking the law. I hear all kinds of opinions. There is nothing in the pamphlet addressing this. Any experts?
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'Is it legal to hunt a place where rice, millet, or any other grain is growing and is subsequently flooded?'

Yes

'If yes, then can a 'pond' be made like with a water leveler or similar device and still be hunted legally? I hear stories of guys hunting areas unaware that they are breaking the law. I hear all kinds of opinions. There is nothing in the pamphlet addressing this. Any experts?'

Expert I'm not but, NO! You cannot manipulate the field in any way in this situation.
http://www.fws.gov/le/waterfowl-hunting-and-baiting.html
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Standing agricultural crops may be flooded and hunted legally. However you cannot alter the standing crops by crushing, buffaloing, discing, allowing luvestock to graze, burning ect. Incidental trampling of crops entering g and leaving the hunting area is allowed.

Non-agricultural grasses and plants whether occuring naturally or planted intentionally can be manipulated and flooded then legally hunted.

Agricultural fields harvested according to typical practices for your area can be flooded and legally hunted.
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DD, great reference. Thanks
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Either way it still should be illegal. If you take the same grain that is 'left' never on purpose of course, in that field and put it in a pond THAT is illegal. There should be no difference in the two.
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