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#3273309 - 06/21/13 10:27 PM Building a Pond
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I'm looking at a small tract of land that has everything for deer hunting except water. What would be a rough estimate to have a guy with a dozer build a small pond? Nothing fancy just a spot that would hold water for the animals to drink. Any special permits required?
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#3273327 - 06/21/13 11:39 PM Re: Building a Pond [Re: de novo]
Chaneylake
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I built about a 5 acre lake in front of my house about 15 years ago and no permits were required, you can probably get all the answers you need from your local Ag Agent office
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#3273368 - 06/22/13 05:49 AM Re: Building a Pond [Re: Chaneylake]
treefarmer
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I built two small water holding holes a year ago just off a dip in a woods road that are the size of a pickup truck bed. They are in the shade on a ridge and only a took a little time for a dozer that was there logging so it was free. They hold water at all times although we haven't been in a drought yet. I dreamed of a 1 acre pond but found my soils weren't good enough for that. Ridges have surprisingly good water holding soils. Some people say deer don't need water but others say it helps, I see deer and turkey tracks in the mud but don't know if it is a significant improvement.
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#3273406 - 06/22/13 07:07 AM Re: Building a Pond [Re: treefarmer]
Mr. Hawk
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Most dozer guys charge $100hr and have 4hr min. I just had one built by in about 5hrs. It's small but the deer are tearing it up. With ponds there is just no guarantee the will hold water
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#3273529 - 06/22/13 11:49 AM Re: Building a Pond [Re: Mr. Hawk]
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 Originally Posted By: Mr. Hawk
Most dozer guys charge $100hr and have 4hr min. I just had one built by in about 5hrs. It's small but the deer are tearing it up. With ponds there is just no guarantee the will hold water
Very true
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#3273835 - 06/23/13 06:52 AM Re: Building a Pond [Re: Football Hunter]
warpheagle
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There is a good information forum about pond building and maintenance
called pondboss.com. Lots of good stuff on there.

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#3273980 - 06/23/13 01:41 PM Re: Building a Pond [Re: warpheagle]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: warpheagle
....called pondboss.com. Lots of good stuff on there.
Ditto. http://forums.pondboss.com/
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#3274068 - 06/23/13 04:13 PM Re: Building a Pond [Re: Andy S.]
timberjack86
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I always charged $75 an hour and it would take me 3-4 hours to dig a small pond. But I am way too busy to take on any jobs right now.
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