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    Default Deer plot/dove field?

    Is there anything that can be planted in with a hilltop deer food plot that might draw a few doves in January? Hopefully something that can be mixed in with chicory, wheat, rape? Would millet or sorgham do?

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    Standing corn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportin' Woodies View Post
    Standing corn
    I laughed. You could also plant wheat with low germ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whackumstackum View Post
    I laughed. You could also plant wheat with low germ.
    Except it's already past the official "normal agricultural practice" dates for "planting" wheat.

    I think the low germ wheat I got from Weather's sprouted before I got out of the field from spreading it.

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    Wild bird seed, heavy on the black oil sunflowers, planted with a white bucket and 5 finger hand spreader over fresh disced dirt.

    Replant as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmetto Bug View Post
    Except it's already past the official "normal agricultural practice" dates for "planting" wheat.

    I think the low germ wheat I got from Weather's sprouted before I got out of the field from spreading it.
    Should have made the ride to bowman..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whackumstackum View Post
    Should have made the ride to bowman..........
    Weathers was on the way to camp from duck hunting. What are y'alls hours on Saturdays?

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    Plant cracked corn or chicken feed
    Thank me later

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    Some of you have been paying attention in class...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whackumstackum View Post
    Should have made the ride to bowman..........
    What's in Bowman?

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    I've got a limb shredder I use for corn and it rots on the ground.

    They have just vanished. I haven't seen a single dove for more than a month....until yesterday evening. I was sitting at the pond just relaxing after I put the tractor up and saw probably 75 doves in 3 or 4 flocks fly over the pond. Not sure where they are feeding or roosting but they're somewhere near by. I put out several bags of wheat last weekend and have corn and sunflowers still on the ground but the doves aren't in it.

    Coincidentally or not, there are about ten million crows swarming the place to eat the left-over peanuts. I'm wondering if the crows run off the doves. The crows are not in my dove field but in an adjacent field. I may have a crow thinning next weekend. A few years ago, a friend and I shot 110 crows in one morning.

    This was a different day. We only got 75.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Habit View Post
    What's in Bowman?
    Meherrin Ag and Chemical.

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    I shot a couple crows and threw their carcasses in the peanut field that they have been swarming. The next day, none were landing in the field. Crows understand a threat.

    I also saw maybe 50 doves in the peanut field that is adjacent to my dove field that has corn and wheat rotting on the ground. Not a single dove in the dove field. They even roosted in a big tree between the two fields. The peanut field is so barren of cover, there's no way to effectively hunt it.

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    We were spreading lime in Rowesville this morning and there were a couple hundred working Ccleroys neighbors field.

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