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I was working a field yesterday afternoon getting it ready to plant and I ran across this little feller. my 10 and 2 year old were picking up rocks not far from where it was at both of them wanted to keep it. I picked him up and took him back down to the lake and let him go. Oh yeah I hate snakes and it took all I could do from killing it. I know they keep the rats and other stuff at bay but a snake is a snake and I don't like any of them at all.

 
 
Are any of you guys getting ready for dove and what do you plant?
 


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Broke the Beretta out just the other day.  Man do I need a tune up.  LOL
if you can't hit a clay target that you know where it's going opening day ain't going to be very fun. Well not as fun as when you put your limit of birds in the cooler.  Always a good day in the field though.  Thunbs Up   
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Our season starts September 1st and last two weeks. Luckily we don't have to plant anything. Best time for us is late afternoon/early evening by the lake.





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  I've counted as many as 40 at one time out in front of my house where I throw out bird seed.
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Dove season?  Shoot, that don't start up here till Sept 1 till Oct 30.
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it starts here in sept also but the planting starts now. sunflowers,millet,sudansogum (sp) so it matures in time to cut a few days before the opening shoot.
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Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

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 While growing up in Baltimore City in the late 50s to early 60s we would dove hunt the only section of  rr tracks that ran between two wooded ridges. The tracks led to the Calvert whiskey distillery and the grain for it was hauled in open cars. Needless to say ALOT spilled out. I can't even begin to the decribe number of dove. Once we would start shooting,the dove would fly top speed (60 mph) through this gap making for some tough but top quality hunting.  Wouldn't try it there now!!
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They sure can move right along!!  When we were coming back from p-doggin, we had to pass through the badlands and there are always some doves around there.  I was driving 60mph and they were flying right next to me like it was nothing.  I think it is more challenging to shoot passing doves than teal or ducks.
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   Wonder where the dove got to be known as the sign of peace?  From my observations of them over the yrs they're not only rude to their own kind and other birds but are down right mean.

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Millet, wheat, and corn are the big dove attractors around here.
Got a bird feeder in front of the house that attracts all kinds of birds, but when the dove gang shows up, they take over and challenge everything but the cats and dogs. They're as peaceful as Marines.
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In middle TN we hunted over Millet and beans that had been baled. Then in October we hunted on an Island over Hogged down corn. Dove hunting is my favorite hunting of all. I remember one time.................................................
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Here are a few pictures from this Saturdays charity dove shoot/hunt. On Saturday we had 50 hunters who shot 8 to 10 birds each on average 15 was the limit and with the kids a few limits were meet. It was a good day.

This is a few of the spot drawing and of 2 of the fields. We drove people out to there spot and picked them up and a 4wheeler with drinks would run by about every hour.

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a 10 year old who was hunting next to me monday when all the people who work saturday got to hunt. this was his first shot from a shot gun and his first bird.
 
 


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Sweet BD.  Bet the boy had a smile from ear to ear.
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They're as peaceful as Marines. Excellent   Thanks I needed that.
 
 
When I bought a farm back in 89 I got started right off establishing food plots for deer and doves. It had a couple of decient sized fields so I experimented with the dove plots. In that area there wasn't much corn grown and I knew that was my main crop for deer (soybean being the main crop). So I decided to start with sunflower for the dove. Watching between the two to see where the dove would go first. The first thing I learned is dove have established flyways and it takes time to get them in if your area isn't near one of them. After three yrs. of wondering if I was wasting my time (on the dove cause the deer were getting thick) the fourth yr. the corn field was full of dove. And you couldn't run them off. Another benefit was the crow were hitting it hard as well (I hate a crow). The sunflower was getting some attention, but not worth the effort. I also had some millet mixed in with it, but from my experience corn is the best all round food source you can plant. Unless your area is saturated with it, then soybean and sunflower/millet is your next best option. If you could plant the beans early enough to bushhog it a week before season you would have more dove than you've ever seen. Thats hard to do though if the weather don't cooperate.
Mowing you crop before season is key. Let us know what you do and good luck!
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Good job BD!  Thunbs Up
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Busy weekend BD!! Thunbs Up
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The hunts where I was Tue. and Wed. were as good as any anyone could ask for. Unless the limit could be raised. It has been a long time since I have been in a field with that many birds. I hope this is a sign of better things to come.
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They appear to be having a record year in this area of Az.  Every one I have spoken to has limited out early every day they go... one guy who lives and works out here went before work one morning (day before said he would not be in, would be dove hunting).  He and his friend both limited out and made it to work on time... THAT's fast. 
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You guys are making me sick with envy. That damn land bank program has just about killed dove hunting for me. Instead of planting corn, wheat, soy beans, and millet; my farming relatives are just growing hay. Can't find a decent dove field that's not wild life managment or pay to huntSad. I guess I could set up a blind on the bird feeder, but I'd have to keep my game warden friends awayWhistling.
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