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#2918991 - 08/24/12 02:02 PM Doves and corn?
catman529
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is corn a good crop for doves or are the grains too big? I dont want to join the crowd on the public dove field and would rather try some alternative fields maybe crops or CRP fields. Any suggestions? This is a WMA with food plots, crops, and CRP
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#2918993 - 08/24/12 02:06 PM Re: Doves and corn? [Re: catman529]
sfredneck23
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A corn field works good for doves especially when the farmer picks it and they drop alot...
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#2919004 - 08/24/12 02:21 PM Re: Doves and corn? [Re: sfredneck23]
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I've had some of my best hunts over a harvested corn field.
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#2919138 - 08/24/12 03:47 PM Re: Doves and corn? [Re: bigtex]
rukiddin?
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picked corn fields or cut for silage are some the best. If you can find a picked corn field where the stalks have been bushhogged......get ready. Its good times.
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#2919619 - 08/24/12 11:49 PM Re: Doves and corn? [Re: rukiddin?]
catman529
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cool. I will hit the fields when they are harvested... I don't know if they will be bush hogged though. Will see when they run the combine... hope they do it early during dove season. Only thing missing is a power line.. ha!
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#2920325 - 08/25/12 09:21 PM Re: Doves and corn? [Re: catman529]
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2nd week of archery it seems like most year out ther cat not sure about the new farmer though
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#2924119 - 08/28/12 09:37 PM Re: Doves and corn? [Re: ImThere]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
2nd week of archery it seems like most year out ther cat not sure about the new farmer though
there's a new farmer on those fields? I wouldn't know.. only hunted there less than a year, just past turkey season to be exact. Also I noticed a corn field here in franklin was already cut, not sure if it was a waste or they actually ran the combine, but maybe with the early season this year they will cut it soon out on the WMA. I just drove by there today and it has not been cut yet. The field that actually produced has a bit of green left on the leaves but the other field which had undeveloped ears is already brown. I hope they cut it soon just for the sake of doves lol. Only thing those fields lack is a good power line.
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