Cypress Bend 2018

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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Duck buffet!
     
  2. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Here some results of the labors
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    Closed out gates oct 14 and my crops have water now

    Was debating letting water off slowly a ft or so

    But then I think dont be a da and give up free water
     
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  3. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    So our crops are done
    We dodged some major bullets and got adequate rain

    We did flood the week of sept 10or so but as water dropped I caught it in the top of the ditch

    We still have 5 weeks
    Blinds are brushed
    Water is perfect
    Still pondering on what to do

    Corn and seed heads are out of water but flood did knock down some milletlaying it in water

    But I have water
    First of month of season will be fun


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  4. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    And ALOT of food
     
  5. DisplacedDuck

    DisplacedDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    Looks great DFS! Always fun following your annual progression-thanks for posting.
     
  6. DisplacedDuck

    DisplacedDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    Looks great DFS! Always fun following your annual progression-thanks for posting.
     
  7. hannibal

    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    Keep the water. They will find plenty of food based on what i have seen from the prior pics.
     
  8. hannibal

    hannibal Senior Refuge Member

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    Keep the water. They will find plenty of food based on what i have seen from the prior pics.
     
  9. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Looks great! You are very lucky to not have flood losses this year. Seems dang near everyone in the eastern US had a difficult year managing habitat.
     
  10. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep, very true Clayton. Our corn struggled to make, then what did eventually got weedy .. then wind blown over to the point where families of coons, along with the deer pretty much ate the rest. So we let the nut sedge and panic grass go that was growing in it. Has turned out well because that and the managed moist soil areas look great. I’m fairly sure had we dewatered after all that flooding a lot of the m-s would have re-germinated.
     
  11. Cliner

    Cliner Senior Refuge Member

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    Great looking habitat. Do you fertilize your Chiwapa? Thinking of doing that next year due to the fact we cannot draw down like we would prefer.
     
  12. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    I do fertilize my chiwapa
    80-100lb of urea per ac
     

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