Dove Hunting
Last Post 12 Sep 2009 06:25 PM by chris. 10 Replies.
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WestforkUser is Offline Send Private Message Posts:50 Westfork
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22 Aug 2009 06:19 AM

    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.

    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    22 Aug 2009 09:44 AM
    There's a couple around here but not a lot.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    jballardUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:40 jballard
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    22 Aug 2009 10:36 AM
    We planted sunflowers in our garden this year and the doves seem to be thick here in WI
    BuckeyeUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:31 Buckeye
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    24 Aug 2009 11:59 PM
    anyone hunt doves in Washington? I have a buddy at work who is dying to go, but neither of us have any real experience at it.
    grouchyolddudeUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:173 grouchyolddude
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    25 Aug 2009 03:14 PM
    I'm seeing a fair population here in Co this week..
    They'll be gone by next week.. hee hee
    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HUNT WITH AN UGLY GUN
    WestforkUser is Offline Send Private Message Posts:50 Westfork
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    25 Aug 2009 05:10 PM

    My only hope is that they had a good hatch in Michigan

    grouchyolddudeUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:173 grouchyolddude
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    31 Aug 2009 07:05 AM

    I've been seeing a few groups of "Band Tailed" pigeons moving through, this week. ..

    ....tick....tick....tick... only 'hours' away now!

    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HUNT WITH AN UGLY GUN
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    12 Sep 2009 06:39 AM
    I have a dumb question i have never been dove hunting but going to florida on atripp .can you use a dog will the birds hold for a pointer
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    12 Sep 2009 12:46 PM
    The way I have always hunted doves is have field, they fly into to feed or roost. Set up a natural blind and then shoot them as they fly by. It is like Duck hunting is a way to put it. There might be other ways so lets see what the others have to say.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    WestforkUser is Offline Send Private Message Posts:50 Westfork
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    12 Sep 2009 04:37 PM

    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.

    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    12 Sep 2009 06:25 PM
    Thanks for the info guys.


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