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Texas Ducks enjoy their new water well~~~~~

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rick979, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. rick979

    rick979 Active Member

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    Those of you that have followed the national news no doubt know that Texas has been in a severe drought for several years. This has made things tough for wildlife and ranch life in general. We have also lost millions of trees. I finally broke down a couple of months ago and drilled a good water well to 360 feet and was able to fill a nice little stock tank in my backyard that had been dry for a long time. While it was filling 2 beavers took and residence and are still here now that the tank is full. Here is a photo of one beaver and a flight of ducks that are enjoying their new temporary home.
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  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Bless you Rick
     
  3. lots of 24's

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    you will be losing more trees very shortly if you dont lose those beavers....fast
     
  4. trapshootin hippie

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    You can tell it is in Texas by that baby duck standing on the bank. He gonna be big when he grows up.

    GneJ
     
  5. Uncle Sam

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    I hope some cool turtles find there way to that nice pond!!!.....Uncle Sam, pa.
     
  6. cubancigar2000

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    what a nice thing to do. I second the God Bless you
     
  7. Bushmaster1313

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    Looks like you might get a visit from some zebra and lions!
     
  8. rick979

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    Thank you fellas for the positive comments. The well drilling and fittings cost $12.000. Let's hope the critters are enjoying the water. It sure put a hole in my "shooting budget".
     
  9. trapshootin hippie

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    What part of Texas is this? looks kinda like the east side.
     
  10. CharlieAMA

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    I had turtles once in my pond. They are a pain in the you know where. They eat all the small fish, tadpoles etc. Finally got them all trapped. Herons are just as bad. Charlie Henderson
     
  11. emm2

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    What a cool thing to do.
     
  12. OLD ONE EYE

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    Rick you now have some real positive Karma I know you will enjoy the views of the new wildlife you will be rewarded every day. I wish I had some land to do this as I am having a Beaver drought myself these days. Buddy
     
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    Good for you. The wildlife thanks you.
     
  14. wayneo

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    Nice, very nice.

    Wayne
     
  15. rick979

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    Hippie: My place is in central Texas.... about 55 miles east of Austin. It has been in my family over 150 years. The tank was originally dug by my grandfather using a team of mules!!!
     
  16. Duck

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    rick979,

    Thanks for the pond!. :)
     
  17. Catpower

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    Nice pond, but as Charlie said turtles aren't as good for a pond as a lot of people think

    But they are some real good pop up targets
     
  18. andybull

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    I'd rather have turtles than pesky beavers. Hope you spend (enjoy) many hours watching the wildlife.
     
  19. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    I'd rather have beavers than otters

    We have a 10 acre pond that we dug in 2005 right behind our house, very well stocked, and then we had some otters move in after they killed about five twenty five pound or so catfish and drug them on the back and took about two bites from them, I eliminated the problem

    But there must have been more than the two I killed as the wife found another dead catfish

    Oh well beavers, otters, turtles all good targets
     
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