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Dove will be on us soon
#1
Last year was a bust.

I heard the long, cool, rainy summer had wrought havoc on the mortality of young chicks.

This year, I see many more doves hanging around my suburban FFX driveway.  They hug the shade and are not easily freightened off when I drive in with 96 Deg F weather.  Rather stay cool and risk being run over!

I drove around looking at farms from the road last year and saw none roosting on barn and silo roofs.  So, I did not bother stopping to see if I could get hunting permission.

Hunters at the WMAs did not report any dove sightings on opening day either.
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i'm looking forward to it. I only got to go one time last year. I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove. best day ever! hoping for more opportunities this year.
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(08-18-2020, 11:39 PM)Carcass Wrote: i'm looking forward to it.  I only got to go one time last year.  I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove.  best day ever!  hoping for more opportunities this year.

Any luck this year?
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(09-22-2020, 10:35 PM)BillHoo Wrote:
(08-18-2020, 11:39 PM)Carcass Wrote: i'm looking forward to it.  I only got to go one time last year.  I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove.  best day ever!  hoping for more opportunities this year.

Any luck this year?

Hey,  I might be able to get out next week if you had any interest.
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(09-23-2020, 12:44 PM)Countertop Wrote:
(09-22-2020, 10:35 PM)BillHoo Wrote:
(08-18-2020, 11:39 PM)Carcass Wrote: i'm looking forward to it.  I only got to go one time last year.  I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove.  best day ever!  hoping for more opportunities this year.

Any luck this year?

Hey,  I might be able to get out next week if you had any interest.
Gosh Yea!  I'd love to shoot some doves.  I've sent you and email - maybe I shoulda PM'd?
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(09-23-2020, 04:59 PM)BillHoo Wrote:
(09-23-2020, 12:44 PM)Countertop Wrote:
(09-22-2020, 10:35 PM)BillHoo Wrote:
(08-18-2020, 11:39 PM)Carcass Wrote: i'm looking forward to it.  I only got to go one time last year.  I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove.  best day ever!  hoping for more opportunities this year.

Any luck this year?

Hey,  I might be able to get out next week if you had any interest.
Gosh Yea!  I'd love to shoot some doves.  I've sent you and email - maybe I shoulda PM'd?

Didn't get the email, but I got the PM.  Just sent you a text.
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(09-22-2020, 10:35 PM)BillHoo Wrote:
(08-18-2020, 11:39 PM)Carcass Wrote: i'm looking forward to it.  I only got to go one time last year.  I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove.  best day ever!  hoping for more opportunities this year.

Any luck this year?

oh yes, we had a blast! it was a perfect day and doves were plentiful. my daughter doubled her personal best record, harvesting two (one with the .410 pump and one with a 20 ga semiauto) and i also got my new personal best record of 14 (also using the .410 pump and 20 ga.).

i hope you get out and slay them soon.
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(09-24-2020, 09:00 AM)Carcass Wrote:
(09-22-2020, 10:35 PM)BillHoo Wrote:
(08-18-2020, 11:39 PM)Carcass Wrote: i'm looking forward to it.  I only got to go one time last year.  I took my 9 year old (at the time) daughter and she harvested her first dove.  best day ever!  hoping for more opportunities this year.

Any luck this year?

oh yes, we had a blast! it was a perfect day and doves were plentiful.  my daughter doubled her personal best record, harvesting two (one with the .410 pump and one with a 20 ga semiauto) and i also got my new personal best record of 14 (also using the .410 pump and 20 ga.).

i hope you get out and slay them soon.

Where you on Public or Private land?
I've had pretty good luck in years past at McKee Bershers WMA in Maryland.  Have never hunted them at CF Phelps but plan to explore the fields there next week.  I'd like to get down to Dick's Cross WMA too.  I hunted deer there a couple of years ago and it was clear it was really set up and managed for bird hunting.   Have wanted to return for sometime.  Sadly, I almost feel like the window for dove hunting is quickly passing by.
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we went to a private land with a group. they had corn and sunflowers planted. it was great. i've only dove hunted about 5 times in my lifetime. it sure is a lot of fun!
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That is awesome Carcass. Can’t beat a corn field with sunflowers.


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