It all starts with the sunflowers! We don’t put a small 2 acre plot of sunflowers in and call it exceptional dove hunting…we put in 20 acres of quality, clean sunflowers add a border of wheat and milo and call it phenomenal dove hunting! Doves are unpredictable at best and a slight change in weather can send them south over night but we take full advantage of the opportunities we are given here at Double Cluck. We have developed a system for sunflower plots that allows us to maximize their potential. We surround the field with winter wheat for early mowing, to help build our dove numbers before season. Double T State Fish and Wildlife Area has a great sunflower program as well which helps build birds in our area and hold them throughout the season. Milo is added to our fields for cover, strips are mowed into the sunflowers and a light discing helps the birds find bare soil and grit. The remaining sunflowers, milo and wheat make for great wintering cover and food for deer and upland game after the dove season has ended, adding to part of a management program with wildlife in mind.
We offer 4 sunflower fields that vary in location and opportunities. Field #1 is nestled in a 5 acre plot that is surrounded by locust trees and roosting habitat. Field #2 is a 6 acre plot with a wide open concept. Its located about 500 yds from Field #1, with water, wheat and alfalfa on the edges. Field #3 is our most popular field. With large Cotton Wood trees on one side and standing corn on the other, this continuous 10 acres of sunflowers is hard for doves to pass up. Field #4 is on top of the world so to speak. This 4 acre plot is located on the highest point of the club, overlooking our Big Lake and Double T State Fish and Wildlife Area. This is a great little spot with a great view and barrel burning action. Sunflowers and great management allow for some world class dove hunting. Dove hunting hours are managed for the first week to help control our numbers and extend the hunting season. The club Manager will treat you with an opening day fish fry and a cold beverage of your choice, to celebrate the arrival of the latest hunting season! Dove season is a fan favorite amongst our club members!