Proposed changes to Migratory Birds Regulations could end feeding

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  1. prairie hunter

    prairie hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Corn can be planted and flooded before harvest - just can't hunt it.

    If you want to allow hunting on fields that were flooded by random acts of nature (God for Bill) then you only allow hunting in flooded fields that do not have any man made flood control devices (pumps, damns, levies) installed on the property.
     
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  2. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Every field in the river bottoms in this part of the world has levees.
     
  3. bad dog

    bad dog Senior Refuge Member

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    just farm along the missour.
     
  4. bad dog

    bad dog Senior Refuge Member

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  5. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    They were built to keep water out, but they work both ways.
     
  6. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    The pro baiters will never understand the difference between a naturally flooded field that was intended for harvest with the crop a loss and a field planted to flood to attract waterfowl for hunting with no intention of any harvest. They always have some lame excuse as to how the corn provides "habitat" as well. What a load. Moist soil areas provide every bit as much and more. Ban everything but naturally flooded (disaster loss) crops and harvested fields. Ban what is called legal baiting continent wide from northern to southern ends of the migration routes.,
     
  7. Cliner

    Cliner Senior Refuge Member

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    Listen to all these "hardcore republicans" become socialist democrats all of a sudden....."wah wah wah, we don't get ducks so neither should you! This is unfair to us! I never liked capitalism anyway!" What a turn of events we have here! Who are the snowflakes now?
     
  8. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Lots of stuff changed other than duck farms. That when farmers first started growing corn and soybeans around here. It was all winter wheat and milo previously. Then 5-6 years later no till farming came onto the scene. We have rivers that dont freeze, and power plant cooling lakes that will never freeze unless the plant trips off line. We get alot more pressure now but if they can stay north of even us and not get shot at they will stay there. You can ban ice eaters, flooded corn, etc. The good old days in Louisiana are gone and will never return no matter what you legislate.

    I think ducks are getting tired of getting shot at everywhere they go from Saskatoon to Brownsville and find a place to hole up with food and water and ride it out.
     
  9. dvegas

    dvegas Senior Refuge Member

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    With regards to the US, anyone who thinks that legalized manipulation of water in standing crops will ever be outlawed is nuts. The guys who spend millions building these impoundments have a ton more influence over our lawmakers then a bunch of whiny broke duck hunters on the interwebs.
     
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  10. jzoo

    jzoo Senior Refuge Member

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    I would tend to agree that hunting flooded corn is baiting. However, that is not what's holding up the migration. I don't know of any "flooded corn palaces" in Nebraska and and we are still holding an insane amount of ducks. I haven't run my snow blower in 2 years and until Sunday every lake was open, ice fisherman are pissed.
    Around here ice eaters hold up the migration way way way more than flooded corn. But it's not ice eaters people are hunting over, it's ice eaters on residential lakes so their docks don't freeze in. Lots and lots of sandpits along that platte river that have been developed and they ALL hold birds all year because of the ice eaters. I take full advantage of course.

    I'd like to see someone compile a list of flooded corn palaces and the acres they cover.
     

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