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Dove Season opens Monday (Pictures added)

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  1. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Took my grandson (11 y.o.) shooting this afternoon to get some practice before the season starts....

    Curt

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  2. cafowler

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    Should open on Sunday, 9/1 in most all of the states. Hate to see you miss the opener if you had a wrong date.

    Good luck, post up some pix of the bird pile and feathers flying as he's cleaning them also.
     
  3. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    wish i had a place to go. whole family loves doves with several excellent recipies (doves in wine gravy being one). would pay a daily or seasonal fee.

    milt

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  4. mcneeley5

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    Arizona opens Sunday the first. We are enjoying a VERY wet summer that is keeping many white wing doves in the area. Also we have a population of Eurasian dove that are not included in the daily bag limits. It should be a great opening day!
     
  5. Texas Yankee

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    Texas doves opens on Sunday. My question is what guage gun will you be using. For me I will be shooting a Wingmaster 20 ga with a fixed Mod choke then later a Ruger Red Label 20 ga with two mod chokes. I am not taking a 12 ga at all.
     
  6. mette56

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    TX Yankee...depends on the distance your shot might be. if you're hunting on a pond or in trees, mod 20 ga is fine. but longer passing shots i'd use a full in 12 ga. lots will disagree but don't be fooled. a dove is harder to bring down than a quail, woodcock. the flesh is dense and bones large for its size. 60 years of dove hunting in TX, i'd use a full w/7 1/2 or 6's if the shots are high or long. I don't like wounding birds that die later. use enough to put them in your bag, but not tear them up. Again, depends on distance on most shots you'll encounter.

    If you're hitting them but only bringing feathers...step up in ga. and shot size.

    milt
     
  7. gun1357

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    It always seems to me that the guys shooting the little guns put more lead in the air than the guys using 12 ga. shells. IMHO Ron
     
  8. eastcoastshooter

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    HERE IN VA. WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL NOON MONDAY NO HUNTING ON SUNDAY HERE.
     
  9. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Same in DE & MD, no Sunday hunting.

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  10. merlynstrapguns

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    Milt, Tom Peak owns a couple of game preserves west of Jeff city on 50. Call me 636 456 1012 for a phone number.....merlyn
     
  11. LABWILD

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    Dove Season in Ky. opens Sunday, 9/1. There are Public fields across the state and WMA's are also open to the Public.
     
  12. oleolliedawg

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    Do us a favor and scare up a few into PA. We seem to have fewer and fewer birds each year!!
     
  13. C-Money

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    We had a great opener! Lots of birds flying for us this year!
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  14. grnberetcj

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    Started out slow for my grandson & daughter, but things picked up and they limited out by late afternoon.

    Curt

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  15. Shooting Jack

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    Our season opens on 9-7 here in Georgia. On opening day we have to wait until 12:01 to shoot. After opening day starts in morning.
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    Curt,
    You had to have a great day hanging with the kids ... Good going ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. grnberetcj

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    It was very enjoyable (except for the humidity), I watched, they shot, dog had fun....a very good day.

    Curt
     
  18. cubancigar2000

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    I watched, they shot, dog had fun....a very good day. It does not get any better than that Curt
     
  19. Mike Hessong* (MH*)

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    Central and North Zones (in Texas) opened on Sunday, Sept. 1; South Zone doesn't open til Friday, Sept. 20th. Had a great opening day at a trapshooting friends family ranch just north of Fredericksburg, Texas. 6 hunters around what is left of a stock tank (major drought throughout the whole state) all limited out before sunset. Lots of birds, all morning doves, no white-wings in the flights of birds we saw Sunday. I'll try and post a picture or two when I get a chance.

    Mike* (MH*)

    Full limit of morning doves layed out after the hunt. Hunters posing in front of their "harvest". Extreme drought and temperatures for the opening of the season made for some "unusual" hunting attire; but never going without my snake boots !!!


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  20. Mike Hessong* (MH*)

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