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Posted: 9/6/2010 4:53:35 PM EDT

I sat for 2 evenings on a fresh cut maize field. I got one dove. The only one in range. I saw a few others. I wondering where they all are.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:03:33 PM EDT
we shot alot of them wednesday. the front seems to have pushed most local dove out. only killed a few sat and today. opur lease is over in Amish country north of you..
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:05:10 PM EDT
I sat in a field for 10 miinutes with three of my buddies, and we all had our limit.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:08:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Choctaw444:
we shot alot of them wednesday. the front seems to have pushed most local dove out. only killed a few sat and today. opur lease is over in Amish country north of you..


I was hunting near Wagoner. I'm hoping it gets better quick. I'm ready to shoot.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:09:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
I sat in a field for 10 miinutes with three of my buddies, and we all had our limit.


Come on atleast make it 30 minutes! Thats more than a dove a minute! Were you using a Saiga with 20 round mag? lol
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:47:02 AM EDT
Honestly, I was loading my 870 as fast as I could. At one point we had a cloud doing a nice circle above us....

Total Chaos!!! With four people. Good times!!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:52:38 AM EDT
It was slow south of Dallas. I got about half a dozen all weekend.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:57:41 AM EDT
I found 15 birds that I shot between Friday and Saturday in central Texas. Could have had twice that many if my dog could get over being scared of the shotgun and find my birds for me.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:10:31 AM EDT
i was 5 for 5 till the dogs found a rattlesnake 30 yds from where we were sitting. after that i was to rattled to shoot doves.
dead rattlesnake went in the burn barrel.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:10:38 AM EDT
Got my limit Wed afternoon & Friday morning. Shot much better Wed afternoon. 10 dove in 19 shots with 2 lost birds.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:11:36 AM EDT
Best year in a while. Limit on Wed and 13 more on Thursday and Sunday. Hunted over a freshly sewn wheat field with a pond. Hasn't rained in 2 months.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:12:55 AM EDT
I haven't been yet. This tropical storm heading my way is going to screw things up royal for the birds though. I should have gone.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:14:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:14:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By clindt:
I found 15 birds that I shot between Friday and Saturday in central Texas. Could have had twice that many if my dog could get over being scared of the shotgun and find my birds for me.


I would shoot a cap gun whenever my dog would eat. Over a few days I would move closer until I was right next to her. Now she drools when I shoot around her.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:50:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 7:53:36 AM EDT by 223-Buckaroo]
It was really good for me. Went on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday,Sunday and Monday along with 3 other guys. We all hit limit everyday......

This year is the first year in forever that Arizona has allowed the daily hunting hours to go past Noon. This year we can go from Sunrise to Sunset. Very healthy population and plenty of birds flying.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:55:11 AM EDT
I fired through 7 boxes Saturday, and only got 2. Ok, it was the first time I went dove hunting and I was not leading enough.

Still it was fun, except for my stiff black and blue shoulder.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:15:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TxAggieA-Batt:
It was slow south of Dallas. I got about half a dozen all weekend.


with all the rain we've had, the birds don't have to congregate around a few tanks.
that's always bad for the hunters.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:33:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:39:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 8:40:05 AM EDT by VBC]
They didn't fly AT ALL where I went until about 5:30 pm. Many folks got frustrated and went home.

Then huge flocks of them started taking off to roost. They'd been sitting out in the corn field all day long. I had groups of 10 to 15 flying over at a time. The shooting got good until about 7 pm.

I got 9 on Saturday and 4 yesterday.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:47:16 AM EDT
I haven't been in years! My old spot now has a million dollar house sitting in the middle of it!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:54:04 AM EDT
We still have a few farmers who will open up their field and let you hunt for about $20 to $25. Used to be $5 to $10 many years ago.

But yeah, lots of the good places are now so close to houses, you can't hunt them. I really prefer a wild millet field to corn field.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:56:27 AM EDT
shot my limit ten per day every morning i have went out so far.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:16:10 AM EDT
Worst opener ever. Went to a public spot in central IL where we normally limit in a couple hours. The flowers were the size of silver dollars and full of weeds. Three of us shot two birds between the 12-5 shooting time. The next few nights were in the low 50s and our local birds moved out.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:18:00 AM EDT
I got one... It took a dive bomb into the middle of a huge pond...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:57:12 AM EDT
I shoot at them a lot.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:05:32 AM EDT
hunted Sat afternoon, barely fired the gun. went to differant field Mon afternoon and shoot the crap outa em.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:31:03 PM EDT
I'm gonna wait a day or two and go back out. I'm hungry for dove!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:41:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:58:57 PM EDT
Going to Kansas next weekend. I'll let you know how we come out!
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