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Dove Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ThePunisher'sArmory, Aug 29, 2010.

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  1. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Member

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    Well Sept is here again. Is everyone ready for dove hunting? My hunting buddy went to our site the other day and said the birds were uncountable. Just far too many. This is good. I do have a question though, since there are people here from other states. Do all states open dove hunting on the 1st of Sept? I can't wait till wed. However I dont think my SX2 is ready yet. I bought it brand new and only have about 100 or so 2 3/4" #2 steel through it. I don't know if it will cycle those lighter dove shells yet. It only came with one piston that is said to handle light and heavy loads. I may wait till after opening week to take it out. Oh well im rambling now. Get out and hunt!
     
  2. dawico

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    Take it with and bring a backup gun.

    I am so ready for Dove season. Dove are definitely in the area. We open Sept. 1st also.
     
  3. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    Ill have to check the rules at out public area and see if I can bring 2 guns. I usually just take my old Winchester 1400. It gives her some time out of the safe. :D I mainly bought the SX for waterfowl, turkey, and somtimes upland game.
     
  4. HB

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    I'm very excited as well. I have a hunt going on on a 40 acre sunflower field up near Adams County Illinois I believe as well as hitting the various public grounds. You dont happen to hunt at Columbia Bottoms do you?
     
  5. Ike R

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    Our season starts on september 11th here in South East Texas....can't wait, good luck to yall up north!
     
  6. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    No HB we usually always go to Peabody River King in New Athens. They always plant sunflower on their fields and its close to home. I may have to look Columbia Bottoms up this year. Is it in or around Columbia, Illinois?
     
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    Here in central CA, September 1st is opening day. Unfortunately, the best places around me have more hunters than birds.
     
  8. Roughneck08

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    September 1st here in north texas. Counting down the days!!
     
  9. Fernando

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    Already started on the 22th of August! They are already fleeing to Africa, lol. Pic:

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  10. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    Fernando you are a picture taking fool!:D You have some good ones on your dog thread. Dove breast+A1+bacon+oven=GOOOOD stuf maynard!
     
  11. Captcurt

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    Collared Doves.

    Have you noticed more of the Eurasian Collared Doves? I saw about 20 of them one day last week. There is no limit on them here in Arkansas.:D

    I even watched two of them on a cruiseship 2 years ago. They rode with us from Mobile Alabama to Cozumel Mexico.:eek:
     
  12. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    I guess birds can take a cruise too. :D But they dont have to pay! Sure does beat flying and risking being someones dinner!
     
  13. content

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    Hello friends and neighbors // Sept. 4th, noon til sunset here in S.C.

    We have been tearing up the skeet getting ready.

    I wish we started on Aug. 22.
     
  14. SheepNutz

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    I'm really gearing up for my very first dove hunt on Wednesday. I don't know why I haven't gone before, as my dad and brother have gone tons of times. I lost interest in hunting during my teenage years, and just picked up deer hunting again about 5 years ago, so here I am to try my hand at doves. I don't own any shotguns, so I was going to borrow my dad's extra 870. Well, for some reason it was jamming up when I was shooting clays the other day. It would fail to extract the spent shell casing half the time. Finally, my dad goes inside and gets his Parker Brothers Trojan SxS (which I had never seen assembled, let alone shot). We finished shooting clays and did some pattern testing with it before finishing up. I'm going to be using it on Wednesday, and am really excited to be using a shotgun over twice my age for my first dove hunt!
     
  15. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    Sweet man! Good luck Mr. Nutz (I just had to say that). I know the one you are shooting is prob fixed choke, but I would love to hunt with a SxS or O&U were I could have 2 different chokes. You know......for those first shot misses. :D
     
  16. Roughneck08

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    Yes the Eurasian's here are by the thousands...and the best thing is, with them being an exotic there are no limit and they are much larger than our mourning dove so good eating!! And Punisher, yes bacon jalepenos wrapped up on the grill is the only way to do it!
     
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    Yeah, I thought that I was ready for them a few years back. We shot skeet every week for 2 months. I almost felt sorry for them on opening day. Then I missed the first nine that came over. They will humble you in a hurry.
     
  18. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    It is my favorite bird to hunt. They can maneuver like an F-18. It seems they bob and weave in between your shot pattern.
     
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  19. SheepNutz

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    Yeah, I like that the Parker gives different patterns depending on which barrel you use. I plan on shooting the right barrel as birds are closer and the left one as they're going away.
     
  20. Captcurt

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    That's the way I shoot at em but it is usually at the same bird.
     
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    Heading to Waco this weekend. Gotta get my license and stuff and perhaps a few boxes of dove loads for the old Winchester auto and I'm in business. :D I'll take along the little 20 gauge double, too.
     
  22. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    What kind of Winchester MC? I think I remeber talking to you about my 1400.?.?
     
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    It's a 1400 ranger. Good shooting, soft shooting 12 gauge. I love that thing. :D I recently fixed an issue I had with it, installed a left hand safety. This will be my first hunt after that modification.
     
  24. john917v

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    I've been hunting several times on 'Mostly deer/hog hunting, but we bring .22's with us for small game if it's slow' And I have to say, I must have some type of hunting ADD, since I largely prefer small game hunting. I tried dovehunting for the first time last season, and brother, it was FUN! (It was a learning game with those F18-birds, as someone previously mentioned) I got to shoot a nice OU Yildiz 12-ga, too!
     
  25. HB

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    No, Columbia Bottoms is in north St. Louis County basically. Right off 270. The first few weeks of the season are phenomenal but require that you get in a lottery that is now over. Next year put in for sure because i can almost guarantee you it is some of the best dove hunting on public land.

    It just sucks i haven't sacked up and sold my 20 gauge stoger for a 28 or 410. Love the little guns and I've shot my fair of limits to downgrade to a more fun gun.

    HB
     
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