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Growing and Managing Sunflowers for Dove Fields in the Southeast

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Publication Number: P2725
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The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is one of the most numerous, widely hunted, and economically valuable game birds in Mississippi and the Southeast. For decades, landowners and wildlife managers have planted fields in agronomic crops to attract doves for sport hunting—a practice that led to these types of fields being known more simply as “dove fields.”

Department: MSU Extension- Sunflower County
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