Long story short, because of a watershed project my dad is building a pond this spring. Thanks to 90% funding by the taxpayers. Without it we could not afford this project. The pond is going to be 6.6 acres and 33 feet deep. But that isnt even the coolest part. The pond is being built in my dads cattle pasture. Since the pond is being built, dad is going to shut the cattle out of 60 acres of the pasture that drain to the pond. This pasture used to have a lot of deer in it, but 17 or 18 years ago all of the brush and multi flora rose was destroyed and the deer left. With cattle in it all summer it never grew thick again so deer move through but dont stay there. My hope is now with the cattle gone from a chunk of it we will see new tree growth and brush that will hold deer. Right now the trees are all mature but sporadic. Mostly burr oak with some hickory hackberry and elm mixed in. The ground cover is mostly brome grass that gets maybe thigh high if the cows aren't in it. Planning on planting a couple food plots and planting trees in the coming years. I'll try to attach a picture that shows the pond and some of the surrounding pasture.