Sunflower Alternatives For Doves

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  1. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Goat weed if you can find the perennial variety.
     
  2. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Fellow that farms the land behind my house grows a lot of tomatoes for the farmers market and his own fruit & veggie stand up the road. He dumps the rotted tomatoes out in the field and the doves seem to like the little seeds pretty well.
    It's been a long time but use to have some really good shoots over millet hay fields. I haven't seen millet fields in a good while.
    TN has a split that is timed with the harvest of milo but again, around here, you really don't see many milo fields.
     
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  3. sacbob

    sacbob Elite Refuge Member

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    Most seem to plant safflower for doves here in California.
     
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  4. gadwall52

    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    We plant water here.
     
  5. Empty Skies

    Empty Skies Elite Refuge Member

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    had some good hunts on letting your field go, bushhog a couple weeks before season, doves love foxtail & most anything with seed.
     
  6. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    Here in SWFL it's millet. Along w/ sorgum & sesame planted 110 - 120 days out in May & June.
     
  7. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Could you tell the fwc. The few times I've been to a state dove field the most doves I've ever seen was 3. Flying.
     
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  8. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Have you tried planting at a later date?
     
  9. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes, but it needs to be cut or harvested to be huntable... That is some throny stuff there...

    Dove weed A.KA. turkey mullein is good stuff for the early season.

    For the later/second season doves, I have yet to see anything attract dove better than corn.

    I might be inclined to try something like this:
    https://hancockseed.com/hancocks-do...AfgyfwbU1JwJ_ZmtgNpsTpYAIwGRmBXAaAmcnEALw_wcB
     
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