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#1 Trummer

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 11:25 am

Hi I have cleared a pond out that I shot when I was young about 10 years ago, it's about a mile away from a big lake but can't get any ducks there. I have been feeding it for about a month and nothing is taking the food! Any ideas?

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:16 pm

Stick 2 decoys in for a couple of nights how deep is it and what you feeding
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:34 pm

It's about 2ft deep in the middle with four shallow bits to feed! I am feeding barley

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 02:14 pm

Bit strange is it near anywhere that is busy ie farm or road is some one lamping the area is it just a splash of water in a middle of a open field

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 03:55 pm

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:48 pm

Can they get in easily enough ? They should find it. I've shot a pond in middle of a wood that was hellish for them to get in and out but they did. Once try find yours thy will keep coming. Keep at it.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:57 pm

put a couple of pallets in the middle weigh them down and get ya sell  2 call ducks you will soon attract a fair few, id make it another 10 ft wider mate if it were mine


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:56 am

Thanks for the help the farmer dosent want it much bigger! Calling ducks wont they just fly away

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 12:20 pm

Oh [BANNED TEXT] call ducks are new to me so u would put them in a pen in the middle of the pond?

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:10 pm

Oh [BANNED TEXT] call ducks are new to me so u would put them in a pen in the middle of the pond?


You can trim there flight feathers mate,i used to breed loads of call duck and put them on a friends pond.just trim 1 side so they cant fly off atb

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 09:16 pm

Just buy some call ducks that have been pinioned at birth (wing cut so can't fly) and as said before try make it a little wider if you can.dosent look a bad spot

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:42 am

Need to put a island so charlie cant get the call ducks  and any you attract will feel safer with an island 



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:24 pm

Thanks for all the help I will look at putting an island in! Will call duck bring in teal or just mallard?

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 04:48 pm

Thanks for all the help I will look at putting an island in! Will call duck bring in teal or just mallard?

both mate they will attract any passing make sure plenty of feed down and you will have a decent little pond worth shooting



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:59 pm

put some rotten spuds down on the edges and the middle if you can bud






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