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Old 06-16-2021, 11:04 AM   #1
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Anybody got them going this year? Did a 12 acre plot myself for the first time this year in Callahan County and holy cow am i surprised how awesome they are doing for the first year. We shredded and cleared the field of trees in November then disced and planted in Mid January. 22 inches or rain to this point is what farm logs app shows and we have some that are about 7 feet tall. If you got some pics i would love to see them.
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Old 06-16-2021, 12:50 PM   #2
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Ours look great as well. All I did was burn our pasture and they popped up


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Old 06-16-2021, 02:50 PM   #3
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This was about a week ago this patch here was the only area I could get to cause it was so wet but they are anywhere from 5 feet to 6.5 tall.
sorry for the crappy picture everything i have is video and i dont know how to post video on here.




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Old 06-16-2021, 03:08 PM   #4
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They have taken over parts of my place. They can be a real nuisance.
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:10 PM   #5
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those are some good looking stands. bowhuntertx i see you burned your field and they came up did you ever have them planted previously?
TexasTK did you plant those?
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:12 PM   #6
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those are some good looking stands. bowhuntertx i see you burned your field and they came up did you ever have them planted previously?
TexasTK did you plant those?
No I did not plant. They have steadily spread over the years due to floods.
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:16 PM   #7
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https://youtu.be/RD50Hl10-AE

man i was honestly super excited until I saw how thick yawls were.
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:17 PM   #8
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do you dove hunt over them?
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Old 06-17-2021, 03:23 AM   #9
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We have a place North of Aspermont and have never had a huntable number of doves except for one year. That year the wild sunflower were all over one CRP field and it was game on. Easy limits.

Here is a TC pic from one of my feeders, it's empty now so the deer and pigs haven't beat down the growth in the feeder pen. Hopefully the CRP looks like this as well.


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Old 06-21-2021, 05:16 PM   #10
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I have some natives but not alot. I planted them after the big freeze (wished I would have done in before the freeze).

I do have a couple acres of peredovik sunflowers I planted and they are looking good but need a rain.
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Old 06-24-2021, 02:55 PM   #11
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Where do you buy the native sunflower seeds from?
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Old 06-24-2021, 04:30 PM   #12
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Check with Turner Seed in Breckinridge.
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Old 06-24-2021, 04:35 PM   #13
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Our fields in Albany look as good as they ever have.

Turner seed in Breckenridge is where i would recommend as well.

Once they are established after year 1, you just need to plow them under in Jan-Feb and they will come back stronger the next year
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Old 06-25-2021, 02:08 PM   #14
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Glad to see people going native!
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:48 PM   #15
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Check with Turner Seed in Breckinridge.

This is where I got mine from


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Old 06-29-2021, 11:35 AM   #16
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Thanks for the information on where to get the seed. Now I just need to figure out where Breckinridge is at. Maybe I can order online.
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Old 06-29-2021, 02:31 PM   #17
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Is it too late to plant before dove season? I'm in north Texas.
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:15 PM   #18
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Turner seed will ship. Order one day, get seed next - at least for me in DFW - not even FedEx.
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Old 06-29-2021, 05:10 PM   #19
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Is it too late to plant before dove season? I'm in north Texas.
Unfortunately yes for both natives and black oil varieties like peredoviks.

Natives must be planted in the fall/winter while its still cold. Peredoviks need 90-100 days to mature so the calendar is not your friend at this point.
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Old 07-01-2021, 02:56 PM   #20
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Is it too late to plant before dove season? I'm in north Texas.
I'd wait and broadcast a week before the season and don't drag/cover
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Old 07-09-2021, 08:53 AM   #21
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If you can control weed population you can plant. Most don’t realize you can hunt past September 1!!!! You wouldn’t have flowers ready by then, but late season is always better anyway
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:56 PM   #22
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If you can control weed population you can plant. Most don’t realize you can hunt past September 1!!!! You wouldn’t have flowers ready by then, but late season is always better anyway
Your not going to get native sunflower to come up now. Or if you do it will be a very low germination rate this year.
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Old 08-04-2021, 10:48 PM   #23
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Got almost 100 acres planted and 5 of the first 6 weekends of dove season booked. Dove hunts probably more lucrative for me than the deer/exotics.

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Old 08-05-2021, 10:35 PM   #24
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That is impressive!
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Old 08-07-2021, 08:06 PM   #25
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Got almost 100 acres planted and 5 of the first 6 weekends of dove season booked. Dove hunts probably more lucrative for me than the deer/exotics.

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Those sunflowers look great.
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Old 08-07-2021, 10:40 PM   #26
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Will cows eat native sunflower?
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