Alright we planted about 2 acres of browntop millet for an experiment dove field this year because my brothers and I are tired of the public dove hunt circus. The millet came up really good, matured, and is now brown and drying out. Our season opens Sept. 6th which is 3 weeks from this saturday. My brother has been checking the field and seeing at least 10 birds each time fly away from the field. We have not manipulated the standing millet at all just yet. Since we don't have a large field we don't want to make all the seed available too soon and the doves eat and move on before season starts. Since they are already feeding should we leave the millet how it is? Cut some strips through it with bush-hog? Cut it all down? We would like to hunt the field in the 2nd and 3rd splits and manage it so there will still be seed available then. I believe I am going to tell him to cut a few strips through it for our first split hunts but leave a percentage standing still. What % should we leave standing to be cut for the 2nd and 3rd splits. I know it's only 2 acres. Next year we are going to plant about 4 or 5 since it seems we can attract birds to this area. Didn't want to plant 4 or 5 acres this year and have it be a bust. thanks ahead of time.