How are the Dove populations? Here in SE Indiana we must have had a near perfect summer for them. We have gobs. Of course the first cool snap will send them to Kentucky.
My only hope is that they had a good hatch in Michigan
I've been seeing a few groups of "Band Tailed" pigeons moving through, this week. ..
....tick....tick....tick... only 'hours' away now!
the only use for the dog is to retreive. They do not sit around waiting on anything for you that is for sure. Like was said find the food or the roost. If the weather has been dry look for dead snags near water and gravel in the evenings and you will find them. If your dog has not retreived them before you may find that he will shy away from bringing them in. The Doves feathers are so loosely attached they come out easily and coat the dog's mouth with feathers. Some dogs do not like the feeling and do not do well others do not seem to mind.