Doves make great targets, not so fond of the meat though. We do have folks we clean and give the breast to. The first and main wave are long out of our area though. Our season needs to open in July, not Sept.1 here in central Ks.
Hey Spittinfire, just wanted to make sure you know our dove season here in NC actually starts Saturday Sept 5 at Noon, NOT on labor day. Hate for you to miss the first day! But yeah Im stoked, cleaned up the 11-87 got 2 cases of #8 and ready to go bro!! Hunt most of the same stuff as you but would like to get a wild hog and bear myself. Ever in Chatham county look me up bro!
good luck! looking forward to a soar shoulder and ending the day with grilled dove and cold beer!
I was out on saturday here near jordan lake on the game lands, sadly i did not see many birds and was only able to retrive one of the four i downed. i also went out today and with the poor weather i didnt see a single bird in nearly 3 hours. but i do have to say it just makes me want to go out more so i can cook something with them
Is that the Jordan game lands here in Chatham co? I hunt there too, about to head out to Marthas Chapel I think and see if I can get any afternoon birds. Hit me up Id def be up for a hunting buddy. Makes the time go by faster!
I'm a little late with this post but I went hunting last week and had the WORST dove hunt in my life....I saw 2 birds. It was hot but geez. Even as the day went on and it cooled off, nothing....I'll head out again later this week and hopefully it will be better.
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...
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hear in wyoming the doves leave at the first cold weather so I stick with antilope,, deer,, elk ,,, and then bunnies ... freezers are getting lean so I'm ready for antilope opening next fri. then deer then elk.. bunnies after Christmas . you bet ,,,,, the 264 win mag is ready and so are we.