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#5777170 - 06/06/15 09:58 PM Watermellon Patch??
ElmoSnerd Offline
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Registered: 10/23/09
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Got a new duck lease with two small ponds about 600 yards apart. Several rice fields and other crops on other nearby properties. Landowner has about 30 acres of watermellons planted between the two ponds.

Anyone know anything about watermellons and doves? I know the mellons should be gone by September, but will doves be attracted to the remaining plants and vines? What about geese?

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#5777193 - 06/06/15 10:15 PM Re: Watermellon Patch?? [Re: ElmoSnerd]
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No on the birds but great for deer
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#5777194 - 06/06/15 10:15 PM Re: Watermellon Patch?? [Re: ElmoSnerd]
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Can't say I ever seen a dove eat a watermelon...

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#5777196 - 06/06/15 10:16 PM Re: Watermellon Patch?? [Re: ElmoSnerd]
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#5777285 - 06/07/15 04:06 AM Re: Watermellon Patch?? [Re: ElmoSnerd]
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Last year while brushing up blinds, I watched hundreds of dove going in and out of a watermelon field.
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#5777380 - 06/07/15 08:37 AM Re: Watermellon Patch?? [Re: ElmoSnerd]
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Years ago in south Texas we hunted fields with honey dew melons and it was the best hunting I have ever seen, between the bare dirt and the sunflowers the farmer panted as shade for the melons the dove would darken the skies.

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#5777477 - 06/07/15 10:00 AM Re: Watermellon Patch?? [Re: ElmoSnerd]
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Originally Posted By: ElmoSnerd


Anyone know anything about watermellons and doves? I know the mellons should be gone by September, but will doves be attracted to the remaining plants and vines? What about geese?

Congrats on the new lease.
I've hunted near many H20melon patches around Waller & Hempstead areas years ago. Many Dove hunting folks around those parts will attest their success to the melons. Never seen geese in there. I'm thinking that the fruit is gone by goose hunting time.
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