Dove season !!!

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Dove season !!!

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Post by Neverpanic1 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:30 pm

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So who carries while hunting ???
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Post by n5wd » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:15 am

What? Hunters have caddies to carry for them?

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Post by rbwhatever1 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:12 am

I've had a few flights of small groups moving through but mostly local birds so far.
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Post by Greybeard » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:58 am

I commonly switch to a revolver with first two chambers keyed up with shot loads for downed dove that want to play hide and seek in the briar patch.
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Post by budroux2w » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:14 am

I had my .45 with me hoping I would stumble up on a small hog. I saw a lot of birds and was reminded that I need to practice with my shotgun more.
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Post by AlgoaAggie91 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:11 am

Never understood dove hunting... how about just shooting trap with a chicken? At least there would be something to eat... :mrgreen:
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Post by bigity » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:29 am

That's why they shoot so many :D
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Post by cb1000rider » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:48 am

I went yesterday, first time. Lots of birds on the way out there, but our field was probably a bit over hunted. I managed 1/4 of a bird. (that's one bird that 4 people shot)
They're actually quite tasty with bacon... :-)

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Post by ShootDontTalk » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:16 am

Don't need to hunt them on my property in West Texas. If you open the back screen door, there will be about 25 inside fighting over the bowl of dog food. Hard to shoo them out and Mrs SDT frowns on bullet holes in the wall if I miss. It is really hard to get shotshells for my Glock 23.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:35 pm

AlgoaAggie91 wrote:Never understood dove hunting... how about just shooting trap with a chicken? At least there would be something to eat... :mrgreen:
Usually dove hunting is the opportunity to shoot a ton of shells and bring down 1/2 a daily limit.

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Post by ScottDLS » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:13 pm

You guys should try it in Argentina. High volume dove hunting. The only limit is how sore your shoulder gets after shooting 1000 rds. Rent a gun from the guides, otherwise prepare to ruin your shotgun. They donate the ones you don't eat to the locals and the farmers are happy to thin the population because they screw up the crops.
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Post by Beiruty » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:09 pm

Anyplace where I can be invited to hunt Dove in South Collin County?
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Post by Neverpanic1 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:53 pm

I'm looking for a spot in West Texas ! Help.. ?
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Post by AlgoaAggie91 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:36 pm

ScottDLS wrote:You guys should try it in Argentina. High volume dove hunting. The only limit is how sore your shoulder gets after shooting 1000 rds. Rent a gun from the guides, otherwise prepare to ruin your shotgun. They donate the ones you don't eat to the locals and the farmers are happy to thin the population because they screw up the crops.
Isn't that how we lost the passenger pigeon? They used to darken the skies and screw up the crops. No more.
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Post by ScottDLS » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:43 pm

AlgoaAggie91 wrote:
ScottDLS wrote:You guys should try it in Argentina. High volume dove hunting. The only limit is how sore your shoulder gets after shooting 1000 rds. Rent a gun from the guides, otherwise prepare to ruin your shotgun. They donate the ones you don't eat to the locals and the farmers are happy to thin the population because they screw up the crops.
Isn't that how we lost the passenger pigeon? They used to darken the skies and screw up the crops. No more.
Apparently they are not native to the area and have few natural predators...My understanding is that the passenger pigeon was done in more by the destruction of their habitat than the heavy hunting...on the other hand there were a lot of buffalo in the West at one time. :shock:
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