just a few questions for those of you with experience of flight ponds (this is my first go) . iv been regularly feeding my flight pond since the begging of August and I've had about 15-20 Mallard coming in regularly in the evening over the last week.
First of all, When do you start to shoot the pond? should i begin to shoot it in September or is it best to leave it until it gets colder.
I have read that as it gets colder and food gets more sparse the duck will increase in numbers, is this a common occurrence? if so how much of an increase have you experienced in the past (i know it will depend on the flight pond and other factors but I'm still interested).
Iv also got 5 call ducks on the pond, 4 ducks and a drake, shall i get rid of the drake? i have been told that his presence will discourage the ducks to call as often.