I've been reading a lot about hunting over water lately. But our property has so many water sources. A lake, a beaver pond, a huge swamp, several creeks and every rut in a logging road has a puddle in it.
A hole would leak. That would be a lot of work to dig and fill, just to have the water seep into the ground.
One of those small, ornamental pond inserts you can buy at home depot would be great. Put it in as soon as the ground thaws. Let the rain fill it up. Maybe only need to supplement it in the summer a couple times.
A water source would work. However how well it works depends on availability of near by established water sources. Just installing a water source to the location you want to hunt may not have the expected results anytime soon. Waugh!
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