Making fake powerlines?

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  1. Powerstrokn247

    Powerstrokn247 Elite Refuge Member

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    Thats what im saying haha

    Your a dedicated dove hunter ill give ya that:yes
     
  2. DagoDucks

    DagoDucks Senior Refuge Member

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    Wouldn't you want to put that "powerline" away from the dove field? How can they rest on it if you are shooting at them constantly? I am looking at doing the same thing but would like some advice on how far to locate the line from the actual field. As far as the cost goes, I can tell you that 30' class 4 poles will cost about $280 each. Not that you have to use new poles as I have been looking on Craig's List and have found used poles for less thatn $50 each.
     
  3. ALLSTAR 1

    ALLSTAR 1 Elite Refuge Member

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    cuz had a contractor that owed him a bunch o' $ and he let him work part of it out putting up a fake power line from the road to his barn over his sunflower patch. It wasn't all fake as he needed a better line to the building but not 4! It's an area that had no good perching spots and it works like a charm!
    He also had the contractor scrape out a shallow pond and keeps the sides bare but this year its a dusting area!
     
  4. Horsemen

    Horsemen Elite Refuge Member

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    We put a power line setup over our dove patch. They love sitting on it!!!! It's only 150ft long, 2 strands and you can see up to 100-150 doves on it at a time. It is roughly 15ft from the sunflowers. The line is roughly 20-24ft in the air.
     
  5. jd6400

    jd6400 Elite Refuge Member

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    We had to move our original fields which were right along the township road with lines.Despite shooting doves still sat on wires.
    We shoot every other day,am. only, out at 10 am,box of shells per gun.
    Get 4 excellent days,3 decent,goes downhill from there.
    Pretty much done after 14 days.... Jim
     
  6. duckbutler

    duckbutler Senior Refuge Member

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    We did one this year 400' Bought ariplane 3/16 cable online. Used 4 22' trees 6"in dia at the base PH dug them in 2'. Come along to tighten and 1/4 poly rope at 45* on each end. 10 man hours and <$200 for hardware. When we cranked the last rachet on the comealong a dove circled the field, 4 ac of Sunflowers in a 10 ac corn field, and landed on the line! hunt it in 10 days!
     

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