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Can doves read?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Catpower, Sep 1, 2011.

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  1. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Last night I took one of my customers out to stake a place to hunt doves on our farm, as we were driving the Gators through the fields, there were hundreds of dove flying around the ponds, this morning they came out and were almost skunked

    But I'll get them tonight LOL
     
  2. yakimaman

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    LOL - what is that? Lots of Love, Laugh Out Loud ???? I don't text or tweet or facebook, so just don't know. Anyway Catpower, what do you guys do with those birdies after you shoot 'em? Hunted them when I was a kid and do recall there ain't much of a meal there.

    Rich
     
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    Rich, I often get about 20 out of the freezer and fry them as appetizers prior to frying fish. There isn't much to them but they are delicious. Jackie B.
     
  4. wolfram

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    I always wondered where exactly all the doves go between 8/31 and 9/01. Doesn't matter what state you happen to be in - pretty much universal.

    Actually they are still around - they might change up their routine a bit but they won't stay away from their evening drink of water ......
     
  5. oleolliedawg

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    Everyone knows they fly to NJ overnight. No Dove hunting there!!
     
  6. Ross

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    Don't know where you're located but I can certainly attest to the fact that rooster pheasant' in Iowa can at least read the hunting seasons & regulations. --grin-- Ross Puls
     
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    They are great if you bake the breasts over cornbread stuffing. Then a few dashes of Texas Pete and enjoy. They also do well over normal stuffing with mushrooms added.

    Not all of the doves can read but every flock has at least 2 designated readers whose job is to check the local game regulations and pass the start and stop dates along to the flocks ;0)

    --- Chip King ---
     
  8. Catpower

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    Ross I totally agree, I was raised in NW Iowa we usually had great hunting but some years when we were picking corn, you would see them all over, but opening day they were all gone

    Dove breasts are small but they are real tasty if you wrap them in bacon and grille them
     
  9. Doug Brown

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    I thought this year was Iowa's first ever dove season???
     
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    Only in the morning. Bulge.
     
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    Cat,

    When I saw the heading to this thread, I had to laugh out loud. My dad used to say that they read the newspaper and knew when to not show up (Septeember 1st). Happens every year.

    milt :)
     
  12. superxjeff

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    I know 10 of them that got 28gauged this morning with 11 shots. They are like shooting freight cars at a crossing when you are used to shooting Starlings. anybody get the bigger european ringneck types? We got 6 of those out of 20. Jeff
     
  13. trapshooterjoe7

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    they can't read in MD, had my limit in 2 hr !!!!
     
  14. Rebel Sympathy

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    Yes. Doves surely can read - especially calendars.

    Also, they can probably teach "The History of Outdoor Profanity Amongst North American Shooters" (Da-yam!; Hell!; Sh-t! Som' bich!) here in North Alabama.

    Mike
     
  15. oleolliedawg

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    PA Doves seem to have migrated elsewhere-starting around last February. They are becoming as extinct like wild Pheasants!!
     
  16. Dr. Honk

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    Hunted Delaware this afternoon. Our group of 7 killed 12 doves TOTAL.

    That's right only 12. The birds were just not there. Hunting in PA tomorrow afternoon. I hope things improve.

    Dr. Honk
     
  17. oleolliedawg

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    Not likely doc!!
     
  18. Doug Brown

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    Only 7 tonight in Nebraska, could have easily killed a limit, had I not been working with my dog on her first hunt ever. She started off poor, but ended perfect, then she ate an empty 20ga hull.
     
  19. i_shoot

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    They can read but not as good as deer.

    i_shoot
     
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    All game animals have a yearly hunting book on when the seasons open. They get them from PITA free of charge.
     
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