Sesame planting

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I have read posts about planting sesame for doves, on two occasions I have seen fields of 100 acres in Taylor County without enough birds for a shoot. What is the secret to attract birds?
 

Gut_Pile

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We tried it this year without success. Planted too thick and it just didn’t grow. It’s definitely more of a late season attractant
 

GLS

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I've hunted fields that were good with sesame (benne), but it was alternated with sunflowers and corn. One small field I hunted years ago it was the sole crop, but the birds were in it. It's like any other food crop for dove, the ground should be clean of weeds. Gil
 

coveyrise

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I have been too some barrel burning hunts on benne fields. There must be an art to growing it because there are 3 farmers that specialize in planting it around the Thomasville, Tallahassee area.
 
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These fields were planted for a crop, still plenty of seed on the ground after combining late November. Doves are in it now by the hundreds, apparently headed back north.
 
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