That is a beautiful sight.
Question, have you ever raised a variety that could be harvested for the seeds after hunting, or before?
No, these are all natives, I don't plant them. I add some fertilizer, turn the dirt, pray for rain and they come up volunteer. Cut strips in August and again in late September, and after dove season I mow them all down.
I do have a neighbor that raises natives and sells them to Turner seed, they harvest them in July. Those fields are generally not very good Dove hunting for some reason. I know they don't get all the seeds but not sure why they don't hold that many birds. Maybe because the guy mows and turns those fields right after they're harvested.