"We plant winter wheat, and if space and time permit, millet," says Beatty. "And then in April, weather permitting, we'll get in and plant sunflowers. Come August, we begin manipulating the fields, mowing recovery zones, seeding and doing a little disking so the birds have the bare ground that they like." Fields average 8 to 12 acres in size, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. "We get a pretty good hunter turn-out," he says, "but we have some good bird numbers, too."