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Dove Hunting Season Is Almost Here

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by DoubleAuto, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. DoubleAuto

    DoubleAuto Well-Known Member

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    Dove season is opening in less than a week in several states. If you are going dove hunting, what will you take to shoot, etc.?

    Shotgun Brand, Model & Gauge

    Shells (load, brand)

    Will you use a Mojo Decoy?

    Still look forward to dove hunting at 65 years of age.

    DoubleAuto
     
  2. Ruck

    Ruck Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll shoot my Twelvette and my reloads.........yes, I'll also use a couple of Mojos!

    Ken Rucker
     
  3. bambambam

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    Mojo's and a 410,makes it more enjoyable, plus nephew.
     
  4. skeetfield

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    Did'nt go last year, not many doves. Lots of them this year and have got the fever. Have a Browning Model 12 - 20ga in the safe that I tryed to sell but did'nt get any response. It's a dandy dove gun and several boxes of Federal 71/2's that need shooting. I have a couple dozen decoys with clips on them, stick
    them on a fence close by and they work good. I'm ready......
     
  5. 16gun

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    Parker vhe 20, one mojo and one big yellow lab. We can't wait for the opener. I'm seeing about a hundred birds every evening about 8:00 pm going to roost. Any other ohio bird reports guys? Jerry
     
  6. dshot

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    !6 ga Parker VHE and Mojo's and some very good friends to laught with and at.
     
  7. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    M-12 20ga skeet gun & 2 mojos.
     
  8. johnboy

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    1913 Ithaca Flues celebrating it's one hundred season with a 1927 Fox for back up. 1 oz. of 7 1/2s reloads for these old guns. (both 12 gauge )
     
  9. Setterman

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    Rem 20 ga 1187. 7.5's reloaded with Universal. Best tasting wild fowl and the most fun to hunt. For 2 weeks in September, our "crew" lives to dove hunt.
     
  10. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    Down here folks say you "Quail hunt"; you "Dove shoot".
     
  11. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    First ya gotta find'em then you gotta hit'em!
     
  12. Rebel Sympathy

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    They are not hard to find in a dove field.
     
  13. dolphin62

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    I would use my browning 28 gauge. I have never been dove hunting but it looks like a great deal of fun. Im jelous we don't have many in New York nor is it legal. I wanna go with you gents and shoot some. Have not been hunting in years.

    Have fun in what ever you choose to shoot them with
     
  14. JPM

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    I'll shoot a Browning XS 28 ga and my wife will shoot a Beretta AL2 12 ga. I'll be shooting reloads - 3/4 ounce of #8's at 1300 fps and my wife will be shooting Rio 3/4 ounce factory loads at 1375 fps. I'll put out 4 Mojo decoys and will also construct a dove tree. We will be the only ones hunting on 250 acres of land and it's always a guessing game where to set up. This will be our 16th year to open the season at this location and we always laugh about how we should have been set up elsewhere. JPM
     
  15. Shipbuilder

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    It is my son's and my good fortune to be invited to an annual BBQ, Dove Shoot and corn whisky (only after shooting) event hosted by one of the large corn farmers. The story telling, laughs and general friendship make it a classic southern hunting event. We are very fortunate as we are two of the very few "city boys" invited.

    I agonize every year as to what gun to shoot (only shotgun guys would probably understand this, my wife thinks I am nuts)I think this year it will be my son's 1100 that he bought 40 years ago with paper route money. I "traded" him my model 21 for it.

    Jim
     
  16. 5141

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    Doves are abundant , my native sunflower fields are shaping up very well.
    I have also scouted 4 waterholes that will provide several different evening shoots if it remains dry.

    Gun of choice for early season is a MX28 SCO 30 inch Teague choked (F&F installed)
    Load of choice is Win AA 3/4 oz.# 8 Target loads at 1200 fps. ( I really don't care for that 1300 fps "sporting clay" load).
    Should be a fun opening, couple of neighbors and a visit from Some Minnesota Yankees who have a ranch North of me....
    I have missed only one Texas opening day since 1957. Don't intend to miss any more for a while.....
     
  17. dshot

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    Just returned from the farm we are planing to shoot on opening day, as of now nothing has been cut but a large field of Foxtails next to the standing corn is loaded with doves, it's going to be fun.
     
  18. jharryfrey@att.net

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    FOR U 28 GA SHOOTERS. U MIGHT NOT KNOW THAT WIN SELLS S 1OZ LOAD FOR THE 28 AND ITS A KILLER HARRY
     
  19. Cody4gold

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    How could all you guys be so excited to shoot those song birds as there defined in my state of Michigan where we cant hunt them, although just about everyother state in the united states gets too and its a great revenue for your states thru license fees and hunting gear and ammo and crop fields being planted for it and its a great time spent with friends and family ,i'm highly jealous of all of you and hope you all have a great season!!!!
     
  20. grntitan

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    Wow, and I thought we had some brain dead stupid laws in Illinois.