The availability of water year round is extremely important to wildlife and is often a limiting factor on many properties. Most often we think of stock ponds (or “tanks” in Texas) when we think of water sources. However, there are also many other ways to provide water to wildlife that can be equally beneficial.
Troughs, windmill overflow basins, wildlife guzzlers, and plastic drums are just a few ways to provide supplemental water for wildlife without excessive costs. It is imperative that these structures be monitored and kept filled for them to be effective.