Your right, thats exactly what i said. fail.
clarks river is the most under estimated duck potential place in the flyway. it could be enhanced from darn near the tennessee line all the way to the ohio river. yes it really has the potential and I bet in it's day...100-120 years ago it had plenty of ducks in the winter.
puddin, it is true that once the silks get fried the corn naturally stops production? That two weeks of heat that we had from what I had been told supposedly burnt the silks on the ears and stopped the ears from producing. I am by no means a farmer, just curious. I didnt notice anything like that with my corn in the garden, but I kept mine watered also. BTW my garden was crazy this time.
I honestly believe that we are right above the V, ducks from the prairie and from eastern canada. If enough was done, and moved to the east I think there is possibility and a good one to move us on the V. After five straight years in SEMO, I have noticed that the flyway does not include the east side of the mississippi. You never see much until you cross the river, then its like a playground. My thinking is that they simply cut the corner at ballard.
Our habitat is way more diverse than SEMO and what i have seen on ARK. mostly flat, not many lakes compared to here. not nearly as much slough, cover. The climate is close enough to easily do rice. People say yea but its a lot of ground work for rice, but its no different than in SEMO. They build those fields the same as we could. A lot of waterfowl could be had with simple drainage systems and a bag of seed.
, not sure what the crops in Union county looks like.
Its no joke BM, My family grew up stomping around the main swampy part of clarks river near the graves/McCracken/Marshall line and even 50 years ago there were scads of ducks. Mostly what happend is the Corp dredged the river and put in ditches to stop flooding. There are hundreds of acres of oak flats and wooded areas that would hold water given the right structures in place. It could be like white river in arkieland if they wanted it to be and also have flooded corn fields. I have gotten in on a few murderings given the right elements of water, food and weather.