Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#11837913 - 02/19/17 Question for duck dove hunting area  
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 116
IA_fog Offline
Member
IA_fog  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 116
Ok guys just asking me and a few friends have a place leased to duck hunt. Great area to plant corn and millet and flood it. We want to know if we could plant some sunflowers Andy hunt doves before duck season. We are scared of getting fined for baiting
So any thoughts or ideas

AIH 728 BP
#11838584 - 02/19/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,393
43Shooter Offline
Campfire Ranger
43Shooter  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,393
You see a lot of dove hunters shooting over sunflowers that I'll bet were planted for hunting purposes and they're not getting fined. I always thought a baited field was grain, millet, seeds, etc. spread over the field but not growing there. I'd ask your state's Fish & Game dept. to be sure. What's considered a baited field probably varies some from state to state.

#11838940 - 02/19/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 314
duckcall Offline
Campfire Regular
duckcall  Offline
Campfire Regular

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 314
You have to be very careful!
You can hunt over the sunflowers, but they can't be manipulated, or your duck hunting is over. Which is more important to you? Ask your local conservation officer on his/her interpretation of the rules.

#11840888 - 02/20/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,415
kid0917 Offline
Campfire Tracker
kid0917  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,415
VA
sunflower would have to be either left alone, or harvested, for waterfowl to be hunted there. key is a normal planting or harvesting manipulation.

for doves, it could be mowed, disked, burned.... does not have to be a plant/harvest operation.

but as duckcall says... ask first

#11843107 - 02/21/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 7,162
Cheesy Offline
Campfire Tracker
Cheesy  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 7,162
SW Missouri
Missouri DNR plants sunflowers for dove hunting on conservation lands. Usually between strips of wheat. Then a combination of mowing, discing, and burning takes place. Its like WWIII on opening morning usually, guys every 15 yards.

#11863925 - 02/28/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 10,980
Nebraska Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Nebraska  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 10,980
Bring in a couple loads of chewed up asphalt and dump them in a pile near your water source this Spring so the doves get used to frequenting it before the season. They LOVE that stuff and come Fall you can sit right on top of the pile and shoot 'em as they pass by to see what you're doing! cool
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

#11863978 - 02/28/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,933
websterparish47 Offline
Campfire Tracker
websterparish47  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,933
Northwest corner of Louisiana
A friend of mine plants brown top millet around his pond to attract dove and deer.

#11864483 - 02/28/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: websterparish47]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,967
milespatton Offline
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,967
Arkansas
I think some of the above posts are correct. Slightly different rules on baiting for doves and ducks. What is legal for one, may not be for the other. I have little luck trying to attract doves as there are just too many acres of corn not far from me, that is cut just before dove season. They can just drop out of the sky about anywhere and start feeding. Same with water, it is everywhere. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#11864619 - 02/28/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,933
websterparish47 Offline
Campfire Tracker
websterparish47  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,933
Northwest corner of Louisiana
I suggested sunflowers to my friend but he'd already committed to millet.

For some reason there were no doves around here the past two years. Bought two boxes of shells and haven't fired a shot.

#11864919 - 03/01/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: websterparish47]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,967
milespatton Offline
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,967
Arkansas
Quote
I suggested sunflowers to my friend but he'd already committed to millet.


I have tried sunflowers and had luck with them until the wholesale move to corn in the area. Farmers now want speed and don't seem to care how much goes out the back. After a rain and you can see it sprouting, I figure at least 10 bushels per acre out the back, maybe more. But they do get over a lot of ground, fast. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#11864971 - 03/01/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,933
websterparish47 Offline
Campfire Tracker
websterparish47  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,933
Northwest corner of Louisiana
Where they planting rice before? Or were they soy bean farmers?

Last edited by websterparish47; 03/01/17.
#11867065 - 03/01/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: websterparish47]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,967
milespatton Offline
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,967
Arkansas
Lot of rice with soybeans as a rotation crop along with wheat. Dove don't flock to rice fields although they will eat it if nothing else is around. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#11868171 - 03/02/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: websterparish47]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 10,980
Nebraska Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Nebraska  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 10,980
Originally Posted by websterparish47
I suggested sunflowers to my friend but he'd already committed to millet.

For some reason there were no doves around here the past two years. Bought two boxes of shells and haven't fired a shot.


What about adding a couple loads of road gravel? You could use on the way in/out if you don't like the results...but I'd be surprised if it didn't attract doves for you!
[Linked Image]

#11868448 - 03/02/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,415
kid0917 Offline
Campfire Tracker
kid0917  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,415
VA
I have seen them really pour into freshly disked fields, in late season especially. open their crops, and they are half full of dirt and half weed seeds

#11914999 - 03/21/17 Re: Question for duck dove hunting area [Re: IA_fog]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 47,495
rost495 Offline
Campfire Oracle
rost495  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 47,495
La Grange, TX
supposedly gravel at home to be considered bait as they flock to it for the grit.... IE I can't put it by my pond as I'd wanted to...


We can keep Larry Root and all his idiotic blabber and user names on here, but we can't get Ralph back..... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot....

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160 1
Who's Online Now
74 registered members (Alonzo_Tubbs, basdjs, AussieLad, 257_X_50, AKwolverine, 16 invisible), 502 guests, and 470 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
AIH 160 3









Copyright © 2000-2017 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.120s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 1.0189 MB (Peak: 1.2603 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-06-27 08:41:06 UTC