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#1 MuleDeer

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 07:44 PM

I finally have the nests in the water. :yahoo: And not a minute to soon.

The water is about 1' deep and the mud about 2'. I don't have wadders so I just had to make due. The good news is that no pictures were taken when I fell. :lol: That mud is just plain hard to get through.

Ok so here I am pounding the base post in. The base post is 8' long and it only took a whack or two to get it in place.
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After some guestamation I drilled some holes to set the height of the nest. I set the nest about 4' off the water. From looking at the water stains on the reeds it looks like the water can rise about 1'. If it does the nests will be the 3' minimum distance above the water.
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Here is the first nest open and ready for business.
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And here is the second.
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Now all I can do is cross my fingers and hope that some hen is willing to move in.
And this is just a picture I like.
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#2 runNgun

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 07:54 PM

Nice pictures. Since you have helped the ducks out they will help you out by flying in front of your shotgun bead. (or so I've heard)
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:15 PM

Looking good Jack. Now this might be a dumb question but how long will those nests last?
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:19 AM

That is sweet Jack!

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:59 AM

I don't know Eric.



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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:40 AM

Nice job Jack. Where's all the snow? And what's with working in a t-shirt? Didn't you guys get a winter this year?
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:47 AM

What's this "winter" you talk of? The snow in the valleys left weeks ago and the white stuff in the mountains is leaving quick. The temp was 55 when I left the house this morning.



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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:50 AM

Now that's backyard conservation - cool beans jack - keep us up on the neighborhood and if you have any squatters. ^_^
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