Too late for dove fields?

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  1. BobGlover

    BobGlover Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm in NE AR, and it's finally rained today on our proposed dove field. Is there any crop we can plant now that will be ready for opening day Sept. 1?
     
  2. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Sure is you can plant your winter wheat crop mid aug or as recommended by your local ag extension.
     
  3. cancan

    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    wild game food sorghum will do fine....60 days and seed is edible imediatly. I'm planting mine tomorrow. Most farm seed suppliers should have it...i get mine at southern states.
     
  4. da fowl slayer

    da fowl slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Round our part all wgf milo is 90 day maturity. i would love to find a 60 day variety? Where can i get some?
     
  5. cancan

    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    http://www.wildlifeseeds.com/info/sorghum.html

    http://www.scottseed.net/index.cfm?show=10&mid=35&pid=3


    it may take slightly longer ....ive planted as late as july 15 and still got decent seed....ya'll being south oughta be able to make it work out. your right it does say 90 but it works for me planted in july.

    theres one called great scott and ss4r797 are 80 days

    i will say i plant it mostly for upland bird cover near my ponds....that said it has made decent seed. I guess it wont work out for sept 1st tho.

    got any other suggestions for quick upland bird cover that'll stand up into winter with little snow?
     
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    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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  7. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Elite Refuge Member

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    for ducks thats all fine. for doves you better have the seed mature by Aug 15th so you can gather up some doves for the Sept 1st opener. You're SOL if you don't have it in the ground today.
     
  8. olduckhunter

    olduckhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    several clubs top sow wheat a few days before the season. when put out at 2 to 3 bu. per acre it works fine.



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  9. cancan

    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    i believe thats called baiting.....
     
  10. MALLARD MAGICIAN

    MALLARD MAGICIAN Elite Refuge Member

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    but is a normal ag practice for that time of the year, and is legal to hunt dove over.
     

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