Too bad all my birds left…

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  1. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    …they are missing a hell of a meal.

    Top field is wheat that I’ve sprayed, mowed, and now burnt a few strips.

    Bottom pics are corn that I silage chopped.

    My 1 dove on the property is going to be really fat.

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  2. gut_pile

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    Won’t be surprised at all if they show back up. Looks great
     
  3. g squared 23

    g squared 23 Active Member

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    Dove field management is a frustrating endeavor. I’ve had great looking fields and no birds to speak of. Other years there are plenty. This year I have a hundred on an acre I planted to wheat and jap millet, but they could be gone tomorrow. It’s a lot of work for 1-2 shoots. Have a different spot with 1.5+ acres of wheat with maybe a dozen doves. Some places just naturally hold more birds than others. You can’t squeeze caviar out of a rock.




    I did see a collared dove the other day. Man are they big and dumb and slow moving.


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  4. g squared 23

    g squared 23 Active Member

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    Will you eventually plant the field to fall plots or is that your permanent dove field?


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  5. cutman

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    Fall plots - the top field will be peas, oats, clover. The bottom field (what is now corn) will be wheat. I’m not going to waste good field real estate on non-existent doves.
     
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  6. Drycreek

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    [QUOTE="g squared 23, post: 117415, member: 94"

    I did see a collared dove the other day. Man are they big and dumb and slow moving.


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    Just exactly the kind of targets I like !:eek::D
     
  7. SwampCat

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    I have seen the same thing. Plenty of doves a month ago - thirty today. Had the best dove hunting in 20 years last year.
     
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  8. Triple C

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    Great looking fields Cat! Finally gave up on em down here. Too many years of birds leading up to opener only to totally disappear opening day.
     

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