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How do you give back
Over the years we have had many post on this site. Post on how to build or fix boats decoys etc. There have been post on dogs and hunts and many other fine and important things. But I would like to make this post about what have we done for the ducks. In my case over the last forty years or so. I have worked with a group of sportsmen that have built and placed over a thousand wood duck boxes. We have built mallard nest and even tried to build goose nest. We have placed over ten thousand seeds and plants over the years. On ponds, lakes, swamps ,rivers. We have tried and tried to do our best to give back to what we love. We have got children to help us and even a few gentlemen in their eighties. I know most of you do your thing to help out. I am asking you to tell us what you do. Maybe we can share new ways to give back and to keep are sport alive for ever. Thank you all. Happy Fathers Day.
anthony sr
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We experienced a horrendous die off a few years back. The winter was brutal and the timing of a few back to back storms and extraordinary cold locked up the back and froze everything. There was just no food. A few of us rallied and secured tons of corn to spread. We did what we could but these pictures are from the surrounding 100 yards of my house, it went on and on.....

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Paul Mc: Jun 17, 2019, 6:21 AM
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On a side note, I had 500lbs of corn in my truck with the cap on it so I could mobilize if needed. The mice found it and made a nest in my engine and ate the wire harness for $1500 and laid up for 3 days. No good deed..........
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Sucks about your truck Paul. I did the same during that winter and put out over 1000 lbs of corn. I've done it every year we had any reports of starving birds but that year was pretty bad.
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A LOT OF MEMORIES IN A MAN'S STOOL........
Duck hunting without a dog is just shooting
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Paul

You did a great job. Sorry about your truck. But your heart was in the right place.Mice can wreck almost anything. But I guess they wanted to get close to all that free corn. But you saved birds. Your a hero in the waterfowl world. Thanks for caring.
anthony sr
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Bob

Thanks for doing your part to help what we love.
anthony sr
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Your pictures are sad. But mother nature can be a real bitch when she wants to. Even for those poor black ducks.
anthony sr
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We ended up with 3 or 4 bands that day, just walking around.
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anthony m coons sr wrote:
Bob

Thanks for doing your part to help what we love.



They have giving me thousands of great memories so I think I still owe them a bit LOL
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A LOT OF MEMORIES IN A MAN'S STOOL........
Duck hunting without a dog is just shooting
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Band bluebills annually...


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Pat Gregory
Illinois Waterfowler and Decoy Maker
Duckboat Page Member since 2006

"And when a flock of bluebills, pitching pondward, tears the dark silk of heaven in one long rending nose-dive, you catch your breath at the sound, but there is nothing to see except stars. This same performance, in daytime, would have to be looked at, shot at, missed, and then hurriedly fitted with an alibi."
Aldo Leopold in Sand County Almanac

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Pat Gregory: Jun 17, 2019, 6:17 PM
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LOVE IT Pat
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A LOT OF MEMORIES IN A MAN'S STOOL........
Duck hunting without a dog is just shooting
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Pat

Great job my friend thanks for telling us. It a great service you do for the ducks. Really nice photos!!!!
anthony sr
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Cool pics Pat, I love the pic with the birds in the truck and the plate, classic.