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Old 09-03-2014, 11:31 AM
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Dove season opened on Monday. Between my two boys and I so far we've gotten 3 birds. They've gotten them I haven't scored yet. I don't know what it is, I can go to the trap range and bust (on a good day) 3 out of five clay birds. So far this dove season(hunted 3 hours Monday, and 45 minutes yestderday), I've taken 14 shots and no birds down. Crazy. Last night we headed out in front of a thunderstorm and the birds were flying but man were they up there. You'd need ack ack to get them down. We only had 45 minutes to hunt though before the storm was upon us and chased us out of the fields. I'm still enjoying things though. Hoping to head out again later in the week.
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Season opened Monday here also...
I have them at the bird feeders all the time this summer...

Lightly flowered and fried...... Yumm

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Old 09-03-2014, 03:34 PM
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We slather them with glaze made from brown sugar dissolved in water, then wrap a piece of bacon around them, skewer with a toothpick and onto the grill. When the bacon is done the bird is done. Tasty.
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I've taken 14 shots and no birds down. Crazy
Sounds like some of my grouse hunting adventures.

Stop aiming, maybe you'll hit one.
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14 and 0......

As I remember, doves are about 3,000 times faster than a clay bird...

And my usual average at trap is a solid 8 of 25......
I think my best been an 11..... But I have fun...

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But they're so beautiful--gentle birds!!!

Bacon wrapped?
Grilled?
I am in--:
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My cats Barbeque them often....they love to eat the cat food, and get too fat to fly fast.
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So cute..... Cute and $1 gets you a coffee...

Now every year people somewhere will say doves eat bugs...
NOT true....
Credible biological info will tell you they are a seed eater...
I can almost guarantee all the doves in any one state don't eat a coffee cup full of bugs... And they might spit them out at that....

Now... It is also a very lucrative tourist thing in places in South America where you can book dove shooting vacations... When they migrate there they are in numbers that devastate crops... And a major meat/protein source to locals... As well as the tourist dollars...

It is what it is... One bird is cute, 1 million is a lost crop...

Sorry if that don't fit the prevailing scenario...
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