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Postby hunter for life » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:47 pm

I'm wanting to plant some sunflowers for next dove season. Anybody know the best time to plant them???
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Postby likesbigspreads » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:37 pm

April 15th up here in Central Illinois
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Postby frazier2209 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:46 pm

any time from april to july should be OK
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Postby gahunter » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:26 pm

Just make sure to plant enough that the deer can't eat all the plants as soon as they sprout. I've tried planting only a couple of acres and deer always get them. Last year they toyed with me. They let them get about a foot tall and just when I was thinking that I was going to have some sunflowers BAM the damn deer ate every last one of them in one night. :pissed:
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Postby dukhnter7 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:58 pm

A little trick to keep the deer away......Go to your local barber shop and ask them for the hair that they sweep up. Spread the hair around the perimeter of your field. The deer will smell the human scent and leave it alone. We use this trick for a small patch of pheasant habitat that we planted.
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Postby gahunter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:38 am

Speaking of doves. What is the other kind of dove besides morning dove. I'm watching one right now feeding at my bird feeder all of 5 feet away. They are much lighter in color and have a black collar. I just can't think of the name of them. :help:
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Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:19 am

I think it is the eurasian collared dove.
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Postby gahunter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:39 am

No it wasn't anything that fancy or are you kidding?
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Postby big_countryks » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:21 pm

We call 'em ring-necked dove, not sure if that is the proper name or not.
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Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:04 pm

Looked up the name Eurasian Collared Doves.
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Postby gahunter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:08 pm

Holy crap that is the one! :yes: Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
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Postby Snaph » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:22 pm

The same bird????? WOW!
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Postby gahunter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:52 pm

It is the same bird! :eek: I can tell by the sparkle in his eye and his personable grin. Smart ass! :toofunny: :getdown: :toofunny:
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