In my experience it is better to have one field that you mow progressively. Can talk on it for hours but the jist of it is to have the planting and two weeks before season mow a quarter, one week before mow another quarter, week of opener mow a quarter, and leave a quarter standing to hide in and keep standing seed all year. Just my .02
Thanks VT - that makes complete sense!!!
I think I have figured out square plots work better. While a line (like down the edge of a corn row) equally an acre is easier to get permission to plant, it means the doves will always land at the other end of the strip.