Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
space30cowboys, Mark from VA, GeoKuntz, fethiye, iamjimmyjones
18,405 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics40,823
Posts556,071
Members18,405
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,273
ewest 21,448
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,064
Who's Online Now
9 members (TriadDawg, catscratch, Tinylake, HighTide610, jpsdad, space30cowboys, Bigtrh24, Rick O, Knobber), 510 guests, and 247 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2
T
taz Offline OP
OP Offline
T
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2
I just bought a new farm in Southern Ontario and I'm looking for some ideas how to manage / develop it for waterfowl hunting. Here's some info......

The farm is 51 acres and is currently farmed with beans (recently planted for the season). The soil is 'lacustrine clay' and according to the soil report has 'poor drainage'. The well drilling report says its clay for the first 34 feet and then it turns to limestone base just under that. The land itself is quite flat with about a 2% grade over the property. The area has a good number of ducks and lots of geese. I don't get possession until mid July and can't do too much work until the beans come off in early October.

Here's a satellite pic of the property. The dark blue is where water was flowing as of 2 weeks ago - mostly runoff but there was a good amount. The light blue is where there was standing water which I'm assuming was mostly seasonal but there was aquatic vegetation growing in all of these areas. There were nesting ducks and geese in most of these holes/depressions along with a good amount of 1st year ducks (well over a dozen mallards and some wood ducks) that I scared up. Each field has been labelled with its acreage and as an aside there were about a dozen turkeys in the back field which was higher and drier than the rest........



Here's a closer shot of the middle of the property. Notice the mature oak trees.....plenty of acorns and deer tracks on the ground......



.....another shot.....



Here's two views looking back from the homestead - first looking back and to the right (ie northeast of the farmhouse to the 9 acre field)......



Another shot looking to the north west into the 12 acre field and beyond....



My funds are not the greatest but I am willing to make certain investments. I have very good access to 2 large bobcats along with a second operator (apart from myself). I also have time on my side - I'm off every summer for 9 weeks. I will also be buying a 40hp tractor which will make certain aspects easier. I am willing to develop any proportion of this property for waterfowl production (that's why I bought it).

If this was your property and you were I.....what would you do??????

Thanks for any help, Mike

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,787
Likes: 67
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,787
Likes: 67
Hi Taz;

Welcome to the forum! Sorry this post has been getting a tad dusty - I'm here to provide a bump.

Any waterfowl experts out there?


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

[Linked Image from i1261.photobucket.com]


Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,273
Likes: 736
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 28,273
Likes: 736
TJ:

This was asked and answered in another thread, although I don't remember where it was posted. That's the trouble with asking the same question in different threads.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,787
Likes: 67
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Chairman, Pond Boss Legacy award; Moderator; field correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,787
Likes: 67
Shoot - my bad. Thanks Scott...


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

[Linked Image from i1261.photobucket.com]



Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
barny, davidlarson, jcummings122
Recent Posts
Dissolved Oxygen under ice, longer days
by Tinylake - 02/24/24 07:13 AM
Caloric Densities for bass forage
by jpsdad - 02/24/24 06:21 AM
6 acre, LMB, Rainbow, specks, sunfish
by Tinylake - 02/24/24 12:04 AM
Fish delivery SE Michigan
by Dergib - 02/23/24 09:43 PM
HB George
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/23/24 09:36 PM
Sludge floating in pond
by Mark from VA - 02/23/24 08:54 PM
Pond liner for Redneck Pool
by FishinRod - 02/23/24 05:04 PM
New pond middle TN: establishing food chain?
by FishinRod - 02/23/24 05:02 PM
Leasing Fountains
by Justin W - 02/23/24 01:04 PM
Kubota, LS, Branson & Mahindra Tractors
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/22/24 10:00 PM
Congratulations Bob Lusk!!
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/22/24 09:16 PM
Raft gardening on my ponds
by Dave Davidson1 - 02/22/24 09:15 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5