Making fake powerlines?

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  1. PaulinKansas

    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    My dove field is about 4 acres. I'd like to put a fake powerline right down the center. A few weeks ago I bought a 3 point post hole digger at an estate auction.

    I've never used one before. Are there any tips or advice on setting up the poles? Do I need guy wires or some other support to keep them up? For lumber, I'm using some irregular 8 foot pieces of 3x4 railroad track type of lumber.
     
  2. deadducks89

    deadducks89 Senior Refuge Member

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    I dont think you even have to worry about getting it that high in the air. 6-8 foot would probably work and be easier to get done. And with a PTO driven post hole digger, setting them four foot in the ground would be easy enough and far enough down to keep them from tipping over
     
  3. grantidaho

    grantidaho Elite Refuge Member

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    How about more like a fake tall fence? Low enough to put decoys on without a ladder, but high enough to see.

    Anyway you are lucky to be able to do something like this. Good luck and good hunting!
     
  4. No-Tox

    No-Tox Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes I have seen it done and YES, it works. Just throw up some posts with some wire, put decoys on it...maybe even a mojo if you are creative and get to shooting.
     
  5. KAHunter

    KAHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    we did one with some old aluminum irrigation pipe and some cable. Its pretty easy and it works great. Its about 12 feet high. Its always good ot girdle a few big trees like sweetgum- trees with not much wildlife value - around the field to give doves another place to sit. They love big dead trees
     
  6. DeWayne Knight

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    PM jd6400 on here. He did one at the club he manages that is a quarter mile long? He can tell you what he used and how he did it.
     
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    24 ft. utility poles-dug 4 ft in ground with 1 ft backhoe bucket.

    1000 ft.-coated aluminum wire

    Guy wire on ends 3/8 cable

    turnbuckles

    2300.00

    Didn`t skimp on anything.The wire is about 18 ft off the ground.All in all I`m skeptical about this as right now the doves are still using dead trees in area to rest. Jim
     
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  10. Joey

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    $2300 for a fake powerline to shoot doves on?:bow
     

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