This is a discussion on Dove Season within the Hunting forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Anyone else counting the days til early Sept when the corn fields are cut and these speed bandits fly in. If you think you are ...
Anyone else counting the days til early Sept when the corn fields are cut and these speed bandits fly in. If you think you are a great wingshot they will humble you up. Great times afield with friends and then great times around the grill enjoying the feast.
We hunt them around our cattle corrals. It's kind of a way of getting a little bit extra out of the feed for the cows. The cows eat most of the corn, they drop some of it, the doves come in after the feed, and boom. You are right, they will humble you on your shotgun ability, you burn through a lot of shells. But it sure is fun.
Can't wait. Got my HIP sticker (is that federal, or just local?) Lined up a couple of shoots for the first week. Maybe get a couple of other invites in the second week. And try to shoot some over decoys later on.
We can hunt the invasive Eurasian collared dove all year here. They're EVERYWHERE! Mouring and White-winged doves open first of September. No hunting the Inca or Ground doves. They're the coolest and least pigeon-like, to me.
When I farmed near Yuma, it was nearly comical to see the massive influx of people when dove season opened. Plus, the first of September is still HOT weather, so it's not exactly the pleasant morning stroll here that it can be in many areas of the country.