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What type of sunflower should I plant for doves?

Postby graham8924 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Every September, my house is covered in mourning doves. And a few Eurasian doves. I killed close to thirty last year using an air rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun, and that was just when they landed on the trees around my house! I want to attract even more this season. I'm buying decoys and I have a MOJO Voodoo Dove, but I need a food source for the doves. Everybody tells me that doves love sunflowers, but I know there is a variety of types of sunflowers. I have a spot to plant a lot of sunflowers, but I don't know what kind of sunflowers to plant. Does anybody know what kind I should plant? I have no neighbors and live out of city limits, so shooting them in my yard is legal. Thanks!
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Re: What type of sunflower should I plant for doves?

Postby micneador » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:41 am

If there's lots of deer around, don't bother with sunflowers is smll plots. They will destroy em.
Millet and wheat are my favorite, and a lot easier to grow.
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Re: What type of sunflower should I plant for doves?

Postby MarkM » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:59 am

graham8924 wrote:Every September, my house is covered in mourning doves. And a few Eurasian doves. I killed close to thirty last year using an air rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun, and that was just when they landed on the trees around my house! I want to attract even more this season. I'm buying decoys and I have a MOJO Voodoo Dove, but I need a food source for the doves. Everybody tells me that doves love sunflowers, but I know there is a variety of types of sunflowers. I have a spot to plant a lot of sunflowers, but I don't know what kind of sunflowers to plant. Does anybody know what kind I should plant? I have no neighbors and live out of city limits, so shooting them in my yard is legal. Thanks!

Shooting them in your yard may be legal, but shooting them with an air rifle is not.

Any sunflowers will attract dove, just as well as a water source or a gravel driveway with a highline wire near it.
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Re: What type of sunflower should I plant for doves?

Postby JRD43 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:45 am

PEREDOVIC SUNFLOWER SEEDS. THE SMALL BLACK ONES
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