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Old 05-01-2013, 11:13 AM
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I put my box out last year, but it was in a bad spot and I think I might have been a bit late. Last fall when I was deer hunting I noticed that my grandma had all kinds of woodies, one day I counted about three dozen, hanging out in a certain spot on her pond. I figured it would be a good idea to move my box close to there this spring. I got it moved about a month ago and two hours later, while fishing, I noticed a pair of woodies cruising the pond and they went past where I hung the box. I let it sit until this past weekend and I had a very pleasant surprise when I checked it...



I am going to see about getting a trail cam set up in hopes of catching 'jump day' for the ducklings.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:01 PM
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Hell Yeah....... scramble them up or boil them!

J/K, someone not long ago some pics of jump day on here.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:06 PM
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Hell Yeah....... scramble them up or boil them!

J/K, someone not long ago some pics of jump day on here.
I showed the picture to my buddy's wife. She asked, "can you eat them?" One of those facepalm moments.

I remember some pictures from last spring were posted on here. Cool stuff for sure.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:15 PM
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That's awesome!!
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I set one of my cameras up on my box. Never got any pictures. Guess trigger isn't fast enough. There is now 2nd batch in box. Maybe I can catch the little ones on the water with camera.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:56 PM
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Here's a couple of pics Christine took last year of Wood Ducks jumping, this one box has over 60 Wood Ducks hatched out of it over the past few years.
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Hopefully a snake doesn't turn that box into a buffet.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:37 AM
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Hopefully a snake doesn't turn that box into a buffet.

Typically they put a piece of tin around the base so a snake can't climb into it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:20 PM
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Think the only game cam that is quick enough is the Cuddieback.
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I'm hoping someone here can provide some suggestions. I've had eggs in the box the last two years, but I think a coon has raided the nest. Any ideas to keep varmints out?

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Moving it over the water would be tough as it is an old strip pit and rather deep. Plus, the ducks are already aware of the box's location.
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Maybe put it on some type of metal post that the critters cant climb and also put the metal ring for insurance. Just a thought but I believe it would work.
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I'm hoping someone here can provide some suggestions. I've had eggs in the box the last two years, but I think a coon has raided the nest. Any ideas to keep varmints out?

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Moving it over the water would be tough as it is an old strip pit and rather deep. Plus, the ducks are already aware of the box's location.
Get you one of those cones. Probably have to do one above and one below, or else the coons will come down the tree.
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I have 3 boxes in the pond and 2 on the bayou in front of the house. I have wood ducks in all of the boxes every year. All of the boxes are over the water and I made cones to put on the poles. I also put Vaseline on the post below the cone. I have only had one box raided by coons.
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