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Old 09-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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trying to figure out the exact rules as far as hunting pool 19. if you have a boat blind and it is a private island can you just butt right up against the bank and throw out dekes? how far out off the bank does the actual ownership go? tried the des moines co assessors website and it says all the islands are owned by the united states of america, but im sure thats not true as i know a few people who have private leases.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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my guess would be you are ok as long as you dont touch the ground that is out of the water. anything in the water i would assume is ok. but dont take my word for it.
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[FONT=Calibri]Pool 19 is unique in that the bottom is privately owned. It was originally flooded as a result of a private dam and the company purchased easements. The other pools are controlled by the USACE. I highly recommend you contact the local officer and get the correct details.[/FONT]
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L & D 19 was built by Union Electric, which was bought out by Ameren. Yes, the ground under the water and most of the islands in Pools 19 and 20 are privately owned. If I remember correctly, at least 98% of these two pools are privately owned. Thus, the instant you drop anchor, or anchor your decoys, you are trespassing, if the owner chooses to enforce it. Many of the islands are owned or leased by duck clubs or hunters, so you are playing Russian roulette-with at least 4 chambers loaded- if you try to hunt this area. Club owners, etc. are much more lenient about fishing...as long as it doesn't occur during waterfowl season.
There is very, very little public ground in those two pools.
I didn't mention that L & D 19, built for hydropower, was the first L & D built on the Miss.
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