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Old 08-22-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Dove hunting has officially kicked off the Fall hunting season for me for the last 35 years. Its a huge social event where about thirty friends and family get together for a Hunt and BBQ. I know many hunters are already in the field bow hunting for deer right now. For me though, the dove opener has always been a some what romanticized way of officially ringing in the Fall Hunt. Kind of like the first grape harvest of the year for the Fall Harvest Season.

Anyone else goin Dovin ?
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Have to check. I think our dove season still starts labor day weekend in CA.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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September 1 through October 23 for the first split of the season in the Texas Central Zone. I make at least one appearance every year, but early teal tends to make a mess of my dove hunting and the good shooting is generally gone by October in the areas I usually hunt.

Wanna get angry about something? Watch this:
Dave the Dove in "No Good Reason" - YouTube

It's old, but still has an impact on me...
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Around here, if you don't show up with a considerable shooting party (so as to get enough doves to make up a meal for even 2) (many guys will cheerfully give you their game bag contents if you will clean them) if you don't do this on the first day or 2 of the dove season, there is not much point.

Here it starts September 1, I don't know if I can get time off or not. I don't pay much attention to when the season closes, the doves disappear completely several weeks before the last legal day to hunt them.

If you only have a half-dozen doves in the game bag, that's not much meat really. I guess you could add the dove meat to some other kind of bird meat in a soup or stew...
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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BBQ Dove breast Kebobs is how we cook them after a shoot. Add sides and some beer and there is plenty to go around. Good Luck everyone.

Here in NorCal Ferret it starts Sept 1 for the first half of the split season and runs 15 days.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Looked it up for CA. Sept. 1: Opening of dove season statewide, daily limit 10.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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BBQ Dove breast Kebobs is how we cook them after a shoot. Add sides and some beer and there is plenty to go around. Good Luck everyone.

Here in NorCal Ferret it starts Sept 1 for the first half of the split season and runs 15 days.
Now I'm getting hungry.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Grew up dove hunting in Az. Used to sit/stand in my backyard and shoot 25 white wings/day.
Now in NM and have them around the area, even in the backyard!! Puttin lots of corn out. Got my lic and will be out at sunrise on the 1st...
HW
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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Grew up dove hunting in Az. Used to sit/stand in my backyard and shoot 25 white wings/day.
Now in NM and have them around the area, even in the backyard!! Puttin lots of corn out. Got my lic and will be out at sunrise on the 1st...
HW

Good luck!

Just had a Dove tune up and BBQ yesterday. Went thru about five boves of shells and a ton of clays. GET SOME!!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Gonna get up at 1, drive to the desert and blast a batch before settling in with the Deer opener!
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