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Posted: 8/24/2004 12:43:15 PM EST
Anyone dove hunters and where ya going this September???
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 1:35:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By azmotorsports:
Anyone dove hunters and where ya going this September???



I'm not sure where I'm going, it seems like every year one of my spots gets chewed up by a different city (incorperated) it's getting so I have to drive 2 hours to find a place to shoot dove. I'll be somewhere on the first though, there's nothing quite as exciting as Sept. 1 when the sun tops the hills.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 2:22:42 PM EST
NastY tasting little critters. Fun as hell to shoot though. If I had someone that would eat 'em I'd shoot the shit out of them.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 2:26:47 PM EST
Too many retards go out for dove. Most have no business with live ammo.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 2:51:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mouch:
Too many retards go out for dove. Most have no business with live ammo.



I have to agree with Mouch.

I've heard there are some places to go out deep in the Avenues. I remember going out past the dairy farm in Chandler back in the day, but everywhere you look a new dev. is going up.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 2:55:13 PM EST
Yes. If I drove to where I used to dove hunt when I was a kid, I'd see a bunch of minivans and stucco/styrofoam houses.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:14:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mouch:
Yes. If I drove to where I used to dove hunt when I was a kid, I'd see a bunch of minivans and stucco/styrofoam houses.



The first place I ever hunted Dove was about 3 miles north of Shea on Scottsdale rd, that Sabas and DQ that are there where there then and they were the very end of the city. That was when I was 11, 29 years ago.


Originally Posted By azmotorsports:
I've heard there are some places to go out deep in the Avenues. I remember going out past the dairy farm in Chandler back in the day, but everywhere you look a new dev. is going up.



Last year we went out to 200+ avenue and Bell, a place we used to hunt often. Well it's now be co-opted by Suprise and you can't hunt there. Hell, it will be 15 years before Suprise grows into that area, but we can't hunt there.

Why is it that a city can just buy up land like that? Peoria did the same thing with all the land around Lake Pleasant, now you can't even hunt quail out there any more.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:51:28 PM EST
I haven't missed opening day for years, certainly won't miss this one. Here in Casa Grande you only have to drive 5 minuets to get out of city limits.

Steve
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:57:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 7:57:54 PM EST by az-ar]
There's a season for those things?

Ooops!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:48:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Steve_:
I haven't missed opening day for years, certainly won't miss this one. Here in Casa Grande you only have to drive 5 minuets to get out of city limits.

Steve



I have some of the best dove hunting in my backyard by the cotton fields... I walk 1/4 mile and I'm in the zone

But, I don't hunt dove anymore...Pain in the butt
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:17:45 AM EST
When is opening day? I haven't hunted dove in years. Maybe I'll trek down to CASA GRANDE and shoot a few with Steve.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:02:05 AM EST
Opening day is Sept 1st. I usually go south of Maricopa out in the fields.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:31:09 AM EST
What's the fastest and least messy method of cleaning dove? I always make a friggin mess.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:51:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By mleaky:
Opening day is Sept 1st. I usually go south of Maricopa out in the fields.



I'm not familiar with this area, could give me some directions?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:39:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 7:40:37 AM EST by MudBug]

Originally Posted By azmotorsports:

Originally Posted By mleaky:
Opening day is Sept 1st. I usually go south of Maricopa out in the fields.



I'm not familiar with this area, could give me some directions?



South is ------> that way.



*snicker*


Sorry, I'm not sure what area he's talking about, so I can't help, just make fun.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:55:14 AM EST
RECIPES?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:01:55 AM EST
What type of firearm do you use for dove? .410? Some other gauge? Air rifle?

Mike
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:08:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
RECIPES?



My brother uses them in green chili.

Honestly, when I was younger I loved the taste of dove and we used to make "Dove and Dumplins" (chicken and dumplins, but with dove). Now i find them a bit gamey. You need to clean them and get them on ice quickly, that will help some.

This year I'm going to try a recipe that a lot of people say really helps;

de-bone the breast, wrap the breast meat and a piece of green chili or jalepeno with a piece of bacon, and grill it, smothered in BBQ sauce.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:11:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By prebans:
What type of firearm do you use for dove? .410? Some other gauge? Air rifle?

Mike



I use a 12 gauge (my 870) or this year I'm gonna try my new stoeger SXS 20 gauge. If you've never shot dove, you'll be suprised at how tricky these damn birds can be, the are the F-16's of the bird world, I've seen them duck and dodge through 3 people shooting at them. They are not as easy as you might think.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:55:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By prebans:
What type of firearm do you use for dove? .410? Some other gauge? Air rifle?

Mike



I use a 12 gauge (my 870) or this year I'm gonna try my new stoeger SXS 20 gauge. If you've never shot dove, you'll be suprised at how tricky these damn birds can be, the are the F-16's of the bird world, I've seen them duck and dodge through 3 people shooting at them. They are not as easy as you might think.



They are tricky.
I use a remington 1100 12g.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 10:04:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By prebans:
What type of firearm do you use for dove? .410? Some other gauge? Air rifle?

Mike



An air rifle if you're shoting them out of your back yard.

For field shooting you can't beat a Remington 870 Express in 20 gauge. Nice and light for getting the tricky bastards in the air, and more punch than a .410.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 12:33:53 PM EST
I usually wrapped them in bacon and marinated them in teriyaki sauce and slapped them on the grill..Or slow cook them in cream of mushroom soup and put them on pasta..

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:09:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By markm:
RECIPES?




This year I'm going to try a recipe that a lot of people say really helps;

de-bone the breast, wrap the breast meat and a piece of green chili or jalepeno with a piece of bacon, and grill it, smothered in BBQ sauce.



Sounds pretty Fing good to me!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:33:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 2:35:32 PM EST by az-ar]
I use a RWS 48 .22 air rifle around the dairy here. Bunch of cow feed eating, shitting pests they are! I think I'll go shoot a couple of hundred in a few minutes.

Oh, for some really sweet air rifles, check out Airguns of Arizona in Gilbert. I always buy pellets from them, and the pre-charged air rifles that they sell are really cool. www.airgunsofarizona.com
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:45:51 PM EST
I will be out as I have every year since I got back from Germany 10 years ago. I usually hunt over a cattle pond on the other side of Tombstone (yes I am down here in the SE). I always use my Winchester mod 42 field grade in .410 (think .410 sized mod 12). I have no problem limiting everytime I go out as the shooting is usually closer but still fast.Neal in AZ
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:28:18 AM EST
I haven't been dove hunting in a while. I used to hunt at Scottsdale and Bell, NW corner behind the Arabian horse ranches. I don't think it would be legal to shoot there now.

I do have the 3 day weekend off of work. Would not mind traveling a bit to meet up and shoot dove with somebody. I guess I will have to get my 1100 out and see if it still works.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:17:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By azmotorsports:

Originally Posted By mleaky:
Opening day is Sept 1st. I usually go south of Maricopa out in the fields.



I'm not familiar with this area, could give me some directions?



South is ------> that way.



*snicker*


Sorry, I'm not sure what area he's talking about, so I can't help, just make fun.




I can't remember the exact milage, but drive south of the Town of Maricopa on Maricopa road for a few miles and turn off anywhere into the agricultural fields. I usually try and find a spot near some tree's. I usually pass by a indian casino on the way. Hope this helps. If you see a couple of guys near a maroon toyota tacoma blazing through shells and not bagging anything, stop by and say hi.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 9:20:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By az-ar:
I use a RWS 48 .22 air rifle around the dairy here. Bunch of cow feed eating, shitting pests they are! I think I'll go shoot a couple of hundred in a few minutes.

Oh, for some really sweet air rifles, check out Airguns of Arizona in Gilbert. I always buy pellets from them, and the pre-charged air rifles that they sell are really cool. www.airgunsofarizona.com



I hear they're good but EXPEN$IVE.... Any truth to that?

Mike
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:23:42 PM EST
Yeah, they're pretty good. You just need to catch them when they are having guns on sale. Their pellets are the best too.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:05:13 AM EST
Kind of a screwed up deal out my way. The injuns own alot of the land down by the river
and the fields. Every other square mile, sort of a checker board type thing.

They ofcourse want to sell you a permit to hunt on their land at 25 bucks a species,
I think I will head out towards yucca/alamo area.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:19:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
What's the fastest and least messy method of cleaning dove? I always make a friggin mess.



Shove your thumb up its ass and rip the breast off. Not really the ass but the bottom of the breast plate. You will know it when you feel it. Rip it straight off pull skin and feathers off clip ONE wing off with scissors and drop in a bucket. Take it home and clean up as desired.
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