Drove out to Hamlin Monday evening to do a little work on the cabin and came back in yesterday evening. Hwy 380 through Jacksboro, Graham, Throckmorton, and Haskell and saw very few dove. Seemed to be plenty of feed, understandably it was hot and the few birds I did see were near water.
I had heard good things about the number of birds but I sure didn't see them.
There is so much feed and water around the area you mentioned the dove are everywhere. My opinion is there huge number of dove this year but they're spread out. As the farmers clean up the fields the numbers will be more concentrated around the milo and sunflower at harvest. Sounds like it will be a wet September so I am planning on hunting fields more than tanks. However, I've been wrong before.