Ok, so I have about 100 acres of family land in Live Oak county. Growing up we always had great dove shooting over natural sunflowers and corn stubble that was planted on about 65 acres out of the 100.
Over the last 5 years we have converted the fields to coastal grass. It has done great, we get loads of hay multiple times a year.
As the coastal got better, the dove hunting has progressively gotten worse. The last two seasons, we have had almost zero birds.
I would like to plant some portion of the fields that are currently coastal with something to bring in birds. Not afraid to spend a few $ for good birds. Have considered the giant sunflowers, sesame, or some kind of mixed seed designed for dove.
My questions are what should I plant? When do I need to have it planted? And how many acres will it take to draw good numbers of birds?
Hoping to plant about 10 acres of something, and leave the rest for coastal hay.
Any advice appreciated
Always chasing grey bullets.