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Thread: Dove hunting

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    Default Dove hunting

    Got up at 0300. Was in place at 0455. Sat in a row of sunflowers an hour & a half on a 5 gal. bucket waiting for sunrise. Sitting in a BIG open field. Lotta lightening, bad lightening, scary lightening. It finally moved east. Felt better.
    It was still 78, you could cut the humidity with a knife. Nice south breeze really helped.
    Finally got light enough to see. One bird flew over my partner Kent's head, he never saw it it was so low. Then a few others started flying and a few shots.
    Wind suddenly shifted out of the north. Then BIG raindrops. Then it POURED. We were soaked to the skin by the time we got to the truck. Got back over to Kent's place, about 20 minutes, and it had rained 1" already. Continued with a lot of wind. 2 1/2" by noon. I headed back to Peculiar.
    No shots fired, no doves to clean. One wet Beretta to dry out and lube.
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    Bad day here too. Nearly 8 inches of rain after 9 weeks without a sprinkle. Very few doves taken today.
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    That's too bad, Mike! You need to go to Guatemala with Tim.
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    Argentina.

    No.
    I don't have a money bin I keep tidy with a Bobcat.
    Just the retirement check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd17 View Post
    Bad day here too. Nearly 8 inches of rain after 9 weeks without a sprinkle. Very few doves taken today.
    I mean, did it RAIN or what??? Geeeeez!
    Not a drop for weeks, then...........................
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    Quote Originally Posted by peculiarmike View Post
    Got up at 0300. Was in place at 0455. Sat in a row of sunflowers an hour & a half on a 5 gal. bucket waiting for sunrise. Sitting in a BIG open field. Lotta lightening, bad lightening, scary lightening. It finally moved east. Felt better.
    It was still 78, you could cut the humidity with a knife. Nice south breeze really helped.
    Finally got light enough to see. One bird flew over my partner Kent's head, he never saw it it was so low. Then a few others started flying and a few shots.
    Wind suddenly shifted out of the north. Then BIG raindrops. Then it POURED. We were soaked to the skin by the time we got to the truck. Got back over to Kent's place, about 20 minutes, and it had rained 1" already. Continued with a lot of wind. 2 1/2" by noon. I headed back to Peculiar.
    No shots fired, no doves to clean. One wet Beretta to dry out and lube.
    Didja take the Silver Pigeon out?

    Might shoulda sat it out. Doves won't fly in a rain like that, but at every break in the rain, they will pour in to feed while they can.

    I've had manny a great hunt in situations like that....sit in the car until it lets up, then hammer 'em.

    Quote Originally Posted by peculiarmike View Post
    Argentina.

    No.
    I don't have a money bin I keep tidy with a Bobcat.
    Just the retirement check.
    Don't let him kid ya folks. His retirement check is bigger than my paycheck.

    The difference is that I spend it.

    We lucked out on the rain. We had a good opening day shoot and another again today. Total body count so far is around 150 for all of us.

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    It always rains right before dove season.. that way they don't have to come into my little windmill pond for water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl View Post
    It always rains right before dove season.. that way they don't have to come into my little windmill pond for water.
    I didn't think the soil held water out there. I thought it was too sandy.

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    I have never went dove hunting before but just wondering, how many doves does it take to make a meal?
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    You only eat the breast, and 6 or 7 is usually enough for me with sides. they are really rich.

    My son will sit down and eat 15 of them though.

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