Duck Impoundment Preparation

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Mother Nature can make things quite difficult when managing areas for waterfowl. Every management season brings new advantages or disadvantages to your plan of attack.  So keep in mind, what worked for you one year might not the work the next.  This is a sequence of photos taken earlier this month on basic preparation before planting.

pump

 

 

 

 

Pumping the hole dry of spring rains.

intake

 

 

 

 

Pulling water out of impoundment.

discharge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discharging water over the levee into the swamp.

roundup

round up spray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spraying to kill invasive plants 10 days before planting.

disk on 4*4 2

 

 

 

 

Disk hooked up.

disk

muddy disk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking the ground.

bag of millet

 

 

 

 

spreader

 

 

 

 

Broadcasting.

millet in mud

 

 

 

 

Seed down no till.

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