I hunted the Griffith Woods WMA in Harrison Co the past 6 years on opening day. Three years ago they had it perfect with plenty of Sunflowers and weeds well controlled. Biologist even commented “ they had it finally figured out” when I spoke to him pre season.Do they all suck? I have hunted the two closest to me the past couple years and they are pitiful. Went to the field in Lincoln county yesterday and didn't see a single dove. Whatever was planted just looked like every other hay field around. I know some of you fellas kill them on public fields. What are they planting in your area
This year it has declined drastically.NO sunflowers, NO millet. It was a cut down corn field and hardly a bird around.
We all realize that seed, fuel, labor prices are up but I will tell you that I pay a lot of money every year for non resident tags ( I own my own property for deer/ Turkey) and funding these “Dove Fields” comes from fees gained by licenses ( and other sources) as well as the land owner allowances.
Please, I urge each of you to call the KDFW offices and speak to them about planting these fields to attract doves or the program is useless. There are plenty of dove near my home and a decrease in numbers is NOT the excuse. They will not be getting my extra money any longer to hunt their fields unless the program steadily improves.