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#5864798 - 08/05/15 04:05 PM Mowing Dove Fields
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Going to be a little different this year. Sunflowers are so tall and thick I'm mowing about 40 yards around the outside edge of the fields. If I don't guys won't be able to find their birds. Going to mow some strips in the middle but that will be more for the birds. Got one field mowed, 4 more to go. After I finish mowing I'll disc some strips.
Slow going on the mowing, man the fields are thick,,almost too thick.
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#5864819 - 08/05/15 04:15 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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I curious how grown up our place is. One of the ranchers said it was pretty thick with birds a plenty.
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#5864840 - 08/05/15 04:31 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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A lot of my neighbors sold their Sunflower fields to Turner Seed for the native seeds. I guess they make more money from selling seeds than Dove hunters. I know last year a 50 pound bag of native seeds were $450.They're all harvested and mowed now. I should have lots of birds this year, a lot here now.
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#5864912 - 08/05/15 05:15 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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You should be good all season Stompy!

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#5864979 - 08/05/15 06:06 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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Sunflowers are 6 ft tall according to my landlord out in Haskell

Thick as a brick

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#5865032 - 08/05/15 06:30 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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I guarantee you, I have some that are 10'. I have a Kubota 125 and a few are as high as the cad and the stalks are as big as my wrist. I have a 15' batwing and I'm mowing in low range. I rebuilt the mower last year and dropped 7k in it, glad I did, it's getting a workout.
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#5865053 - 08/05/15 06:43 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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I think you are going to have a stellar season Stompy

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#5865825 - 08/06/15 08:58 AM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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You should post some pics if you get a chance Stompy

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#5865846 - 08/06/15 09:10 AM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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Here's one pic form couple months ago.This field has 6-8' Sunflowers. I'll take some while I'm mowing and post them later.
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#5865965 - 08/06/15 10:09 AM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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I can only imagine what they look like now if that was a month ago

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#5866788 - 08/06/15 05:44 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: ndhunter]
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter
You should post some pics if you get a chance Stompy


Here you go ND,,as high as the cab. 132 acres done,,120 left to mow. Then I have to disc some strips





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#5866892 - 08/06/15 06:51 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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I tried to sell mine and they said they had too many. My neighbor got 31k off his 29 acre field,
my luck a day late and a dollar short.
Man there are a ton of birds out here though. I think all of the neighbors harvesting their seeds has about tripled the birds at my place.

If anyone is interested I have 120 acres of sunflowers for lease! Just decided to lease it.

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#5868645 - 08/07/15 08:24 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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Looking forward to another great year...save a good shade tree for me!
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#5872809 - 08/10/15 09:25 PM Re: Mowing Dove Fields [Re: Stompy]
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Young County , we will be back out there tomorrow to finish up



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