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#6456090 - 09/17/16 10:38 AM Question on agriculture fields
DoveMaster Offline
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Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 257
Im on a lease locally in area with corn, milo, and wheat, and wondering if its normal that they would till down milo stalks into ground already? They did last week. I was thinking the longer the cut milo stands the better for hunting. Is it true that once the agriculture is tilled down into ground, that woukd pretty much lower any chance of dove coming around?


Edited by DoveMaster (09/17/16 10:40 AM)

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#6456128 - 09/17/16 10:54 AM Re: Question on agriculture fields [Re: DoveMaster]
Jeff Elder Offline
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 6225
Loc: Weatherford/Albany / Matagorda...
The farmer doesn't care about your gunning. He is getting ready to drill wheat I'm sure. Hang tight and the birds will be back on that wheat until it rains and starts germinating
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#6456602 - 09/17/16 07:50 PM Re: Question on agriculture fields [Re: DoveMaster]
reeltexan Online   content
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^^^^ dat's right.


man, do they love wheat.
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#6460385 - 09/20/16 12:58 PM Re: Question on agriculture fields [Re: DoveMaster]
Erich Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 729
Loc: Cibolo, TX
I would be cautious hunting over seed that hasn't germinated. some wardens I've talked to construe that as baiting. its a fine line, just be careful. hunting over grain that was spilled during the harvest is common and permissible. hunting over grain that was broadcast (to plant) but has not been on the ground long enough to germinate can be considered baiting.

I do some plotting down south. I called my local warden to ask, that was the rule of thumb he gave me. I would imagine there's some local discretion involved though.
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#6460565 - 09/20/16 02:26 PM Re: Question on agriculture fields [Re: Erich]
huntwest Offline
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 2024
Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: Erich
I would be cautious hunting over seed that hasn't germinated. some wardens I've talked to construe that as baiting. its a fine line, just be careful. hunting over grain that was spilled during the harvest is common and permissible. hunting over grain that was broadcast (to plant) but has not been on the ground long enough to germinate can be considered baiting.

I do some plotting down south. I called my local warden to ask, that was the rule of thumb he gave me. I would imagine there's some local discretion involved though.


If that seed is drilled or dragged over for grazing or crops it is perfectly legal to hunt over it. That is not even a grey area.

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#6460581 - 09/20/16 02:38 PM Re: Question on agriculture fields [Re: Erich]
Featherduster Offline
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 5591
Loc: Columbus / Garwood
Originally Posted By: Erich
I would be cautious hunting over seed that hasn't germinated. some wardens I've talked to construe that as baiting. its a fine line, just be careful. hunting over grain that was spilled during the harvest is common and permissible. hunting over grain that was broadcast (to plant) but has not been on the ground long enough to germinate can be considered baiting.

I do some plotting down south. I called my local warden to ask, that was the rule of thumb he gave me. I would imagine there's some local discretion involved though.


I understand you are trying to help and be cautious, but if this were the law our whole hunting club would be shut down along with every other one on the prairie.

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#6461452 - 09/20/16 11:26 PM Re: Question on agriculture fields [Re: DoveMaster]
TatersNMeat Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/06/16
Posts: 17
Yep! Crops will be shredded to ground immediately after harvest. Ground will be disked, plowed, and hipped asap, depending on rain could take till December, but if they don't do it now, and it rains later...they're screwed. Farmers are trying to make a living!

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