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Who is thinking about getting their dove fields ready?

Discussion in 'Sportsman's Paradise' started by jvalhenson, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. jvalhenson

    jvalhenson Freshman

    Anyone starting to think about their dove fields yet? I am going to try to plant a good bit more than what I did last year...maybe more....only planted about a 20 yard by 50 yard patch last year and killed several limits off it. Probably gonna try to plant more like 5 acres this time. Maybe 10. Was considering going with a mix of millet and sunflowers but decided I didnt want to have to put all the attention to the sunflowers that they really need so just gonna all browntop millet I guess.....would like to do white but for some reason none of the feeds stores or coops in a reasonable distance carry anything but the browntop millet. Can order the white of course but its a little higher and we have had so much activity coming to the browntop I dont really see the need for going with the white. Anyways.....anyone thinking about their fields, what yall planting and how much yall plant?
  2. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me?

    We typically do about 2 acres of brown top. Typically plant the first week of June, sometimes 2nd week.
  3. jvalhenson

    jvalhenson Freshman

    Got my millet in the ground several days ago right before some good rains showed up. Luckily timed it perfect. Comin up good so hopefully will have some birds show up. Already some residents here of course. We have 2 zones in MS and being in zone 2 our season is proposed to open sept 13 this year. Pretty late with some restructuring being done. Usually its Labor Day weekend.
  4. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me?

    La. opens Sept 7 this year at noon. I'll be going most mornings that week before work. My work day starts at 10am, so it will work out just fine.
  5. Tiger Exile

    Tiger Exile Long time lurker

    You want to know what really sucks? I moved to New York last year because of my wife. Have acreage, fields and great numbers of dove, almost year around. This is the only f-ing state that hasn't classified dove as a Migratory or local bird, therefore no hunting. I (and my dogs) drool as I see flights of 20 or more just come in and land in my field....
  6. jvalhenson

    jvalhenson Freshman

    That most def sucks. I stay legal but I can easily see how that could drive a fella to pick a few off and hope to not get caught.

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