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Dove Season

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 22hornet, Aug 27, 2008.

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  1. 22hornet

    22hornet Well-Known Member

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    Monday, September 1st is the traditional dove opener in many states. How many trapshooters will be burning ammo?

    I'mm working, but I'll be blasting away for the evening flight. I might even hit a couple!
     
  2. Jawhawker

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    I'll burn some extra up on your behalf that morning and then you can try and keep up that evening.LOL
     
  3. Tatanka Donk

    Tatanka Donk Active Member

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    boy's, you might want to check.....Opening is at noon.
    Don
     
  4. Jawhawker

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    Kansas start time is one half hour before sunrise. Been that way for atleast 48 years.
     
  5. spitter

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    I'll be out there (Livingston County, IL) with my double pea shooter. Built a blind out of cotton seed sacks and chicken wire and got a new ez-up chair... can't wait!

    Jay
     
  6. jagrdawger

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    I'll be taking my 14 year old son on his first opening day of doves. He has been out in late season and never had a good shot. Not that he has missed much in hunting. Two years ago he shot his first goose. I took the lead goose and he took the trailer.

    Guess which one had the band. While the dog was retrieving his banded goose he shot a natural double on blue-winged teal with one landing inches from me.

    I wonder what he will do this time?
     
  7. 22hornet

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    You get them warmed up, pheasantmaster, and by the time they get to California, they'll have the afterburners lit!

    One half hour before sunrise out here,
     
  8. bentbarrel

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    Better check your states new regulations, like pheasants, many states are now only allowing the shooting of the male dove.

    Its quite easy to tell the difference, the male dove has slightly darker eyes than the female.

    SHOOT WELL!
     
  9. RogerNRA

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    Yep, I will be at Panther Creek.................and burning amo will be correct..............Roger
     
  10. 1oz

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    Noon here in Va and 15 bird limit looking forward to shooting over them hybrid sunflowers this year. First couple of weeks shoots should be a ball. Been ready 2 months ago. I belong to a private Dove club we have great land ,17 acres of sunflowers ,mullet and wheat .Great bunch of guys all 3 fields within 10 minutes from the house . And in the past we had shoots people would pay big bucks to have. The scouting looks like another productive year. Enjoy guys and please be safe.
     
  11. Jawhawker

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    bentbarel, its hard to pick the males out when they're all bunched up in the middle of the road or strung along on electric lines. Guess a person better throw in a 22 so he don't hit the females.
     
  12. BrowningGal

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    Central TX, opens half hour before sunrise. Can't wait!! Got on a great lease this year. I should have my limit by 7:30 or 8:00.
     
  13. highflyer

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    At my skeet and trap club they were flying over in good numbers. I wish I could pull up a chair and shoot there but we can't. We are going to scout after my sporting clays tournament Saturday. The field we are hunting last season had both Canada Geese and doves. They both open Monday. Might be a goose hunt followed by a dove shoot.
     
  14. Force Break

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    Here in Montana it opens with the sun but the best hunting is in the evening. I'll be somewhere on the Sun River oxbow catching em coming in from feeding to roost. We are way down on numbers because of the -8 temp the first part of June.
    Head Down and Keep Swinging
    Wayne
     
  15. 22hornet

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    The last couple of years, we've had a little cold front about a week before the season opener here in central Cal. This year looks like it will stay hot. There are lots of birds, and as a bonus, the Dept. of Fish and Game says that we can shoot as many of the Eurasian Collard Doves as we want. They are a little bigger and slower than mourning doves, so maybe I'll be able to hit some of them...LOL
     
  16. hunter870

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    Florida doesn't start til October 4th. Educate them, but still send some through so we can have a pretty good opener too!
     
  17. wolfram

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    We are starting to see a lot of those Eurasian doves in NV as well. They seem to like living in town or aound buildings like pigeons. No restrictions on shooting them at all. Could be fun!
     
  18. Mr Newbius©

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    As long as nobody tells on me I got my limit of them today just before 8am and another limit just before noon again ... sure hope nobody finds out.
     
  19. BLACKDOG

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    I have FRI. left to work, have sept 1st 2nd and 3rd off, can hardly wait. both dogs try to wedge there way out the door every time it open's. It is going to be fun !!!!!!!
     
  20. lbshootin

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    Yuma AZ....30 min before sunrise to noon, or hunt in California all day..10 a day total, and no limit on the Oriential Doves (size of pigeons)...usually limit out before 7am, then off to the breakfast buffet at one of the local casinos. Hunting in 115 degrees, makes the afternoon swim in the Colorado River inviting to say the least!
     
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