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#550260 07/13/2022 9:41 PM
by RossC
I hope some of ya'll are doing better than we are. The lake is down 16" or so and dropping about an inch a day it seems. 100+ days for the foreseeable future. Unless we get a hurricane in the gulf, the outlook for rain is pretty bleak right now. I started moving some plants to deeper water yesterday. The bass are piled up in the brush piles and under docks pretty much. Crappie are just scattered since the bass took over their favorite spots.
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#550312 Jul 14th a 09:09 PM
by Dave Davidson1
Dave Davidson1
So dry South of Bowie that the trees are calling dogs.
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#550319 Jul 15th a 01:56 AM
by anthropic
You'd think so, but I'm still waiting for them to compensate me for all the fish food over the years....
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#550348 Jul 15th a 11:58 PM
by snrub
They spray sunflowers for head moths. The moths lay eggs, eggs produce worms, worms eat the seeds.
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#550354 Jul 16th a 01:13 AM
by jpsdad
Originally Posted by FishinRod
Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Think you meant to say plant them for your own use and oops some fell to the ground…….

Pat, am I missing a joke, or is planting sunflowers to attract doves illegal in Texas (and presumably some other states)?

FishingRod, doves at least mourning dove fall under the migratory bird act and baiting is not legal. Do your due diligence but crops are not generally considered baiting. Doves are more attracted to wild sunflower which drop seed over a long time. You can also uses sunflower for cattle forage. Its actually very good forage ... they eat seed heads, leaves and small stems. Anyways you might also check this out (a link Snipe earlier shared as a source of scuds) http://www.habitatnow.com/store/shop/shop.php?pn_selected_category=19 . That page has information on hunting ducks on crops specifically sown to attract them (even crops intentionally flooded).

I have to wonder whether a state GW has jurisdiction to enforce federal law. What I can tell you is that in OK ... some GMAs have crops planted on them specifically to attract doves. One I hunted, they didn't harvest but burned just a few days before the season started. All in all, I do think that restricting crops grown for feeding migratory birds would have a negative effect on migratory bird populations. There is a limit to how many dove or ducks any one person or one family can kill and eat. By an large much more wildlife is benefitted from these kind of crops than is harvested by hunting.
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#550355 Jul 16th a 01:57 AM
by Pat Williamson
Pat Williamson
Originally Posted by FishinRod
Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Think you meant to say plant them for your own use and oops some fell to the ground…….

Pat, am I missing a joke, or is planting sunflowers to attract doves illegal in Texas (and presumably some other states)?
Check your game laws , baiting is illegal in lots of places, not 100% sure
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#550357 Jul 16th a 03:17 AM
by esshup
The Fed law is strange. Planting sunflowers then even mowing them to attract doves is legal, at least here in Indiana, but don't get caught shooting ducks in the same field.
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#550450 Jul 19th a 03:09 PM
by RossC
We're headed to 106 today and tomorrow with heat index of 115. It's a catch 22, we get rain if a hurricane hits the gulf coast south of Houston, but then gas prices will go nuts.
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#550460 Jul 19th a 07:30 PM
by FishinRod
Our creek quit flowing yesterday. (It still has pools holding fish.)

It dropped from decent flow to no flow very rapidly. However, it is tied to the local groundwater aquifer. I assume that all of the farmers with water rights have been irrigating to their full allowance to keep the corn, etc. from dying.

Hopefully we get some decent rains before we suffer a complete fish kill.
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