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Old 09-21-2008, 10:40 PM
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Default This might sound crazy...

Would it be possible to create a spring creek by drilling a "Flowing Artesian Well" (since that is essentially what a spring is)? Assuming that it is possible, and you have the funds/resources to actually do it, it seems that you could create your own private trout stream. You could even design the shape, width, depth, structure, etc. and control the flow rate. How awesome would that be? Of course, it would be a small stream, but it would still be awesome, and encredibly expensive I assume.

Does anyone know anything about drilling water wells, or whether or not this would be possible?

I told you it would sound crazy, but I just couldn't help but ask...lol.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:17 PM
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Not crazy. I even contacted a company called Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts in Oregon that builds trout streams and fish management areas but they are incredibly expensive.

By the way, I did the same thing by planting briars, including blackberries to improve my grouse hunting area. Unfortunately, the berries drew more copperheads than grouse.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:29 AM
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Along the same lines...it is actually possible to generate your own electricity.


My Uncle has a nice private brookie stream and has considered doing this on the stream to basically power his own home.

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:36 PM
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Interresting idea GG. While it might be possible theoretically, I doubt you could ever get the permits for such a project.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:37 PM
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What areas in Kentucky do you grouse hunt? I am almost more interested in hearing about your efforts to improve grouse habitat than I am trout habitat. I have been a grouse hunter since my dad started letting me tag along as a 6 year-old (without a gun, of course).

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:11 PM
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Default Crazy?

No GG,
Nothing is considered crazy in the eyes and brain of a grouse hunter, especially in the South! Climbing up mountains for a bird that goes from 0-40 in less time than my Chevy Tahoe and knows every tree between you and him, no, nothing is crazy.

Ruffed grouse hunted Maine, New hampshire, KY, MN, and TN. Retired 11 y.o. GSP beside me right now chasing one up a mountain in her dreams. Good luck this season, it is definately a young man's game here in the south.

Good luck with your project.
I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.
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