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#5895285 - 08/25/15 12:13 PM Where Did The Doves Go?
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 3950
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Couple of weeks ago they were everywhere, had hundreds sitting on the power lines and in the fields. Little cold front comes thru and they hitched a ride outa here. Couple of weeks ago it looked like it was going to possibly be one of the best openings ever, now it looks mediocre at best. Still tons of food here for them, hopefully more show up in the next week.
Anyone else loose their Doves? Or did you have a bunch show up in the past week?
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#5895313 - 08/25/15 12:28 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
Bobby Frey Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 110
Loc: Texas
I am finally seeing more in the city on my way to work in Arlington.
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#5895334 - 08/25/15 12:37 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
LegendRuns1 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/31/14
Posts: 40
Mine left for one day after that little storm we had last week, (front) or whatever it was. Hell it's hotter now than it was before the front. But the doves came back that afternoon. But I'm south of San Antonio. Your cold front was a hot front by the time it got to me.

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#5895344 - 08/25/15 12:43 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
HogBranch Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 311
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Hopefully they flew a little north to my field.

I seem to be in the same shape, numbers have dropped recently. Apparently the numbers are picking up along the red river so I would hope that they will filter down to us before the season starts.

There is a lot of feed everywhere this year, might not get the concentrated numbers in the big fields this year.

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#5895401 - 08/25/15 01:12 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
slack40 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/13
Posts: 81
Loc: Flagstaff, AZ
Originally Posted By: Stompy
Couple of weeks ago they were everywhere, had hundreds sitting on the power lines and in the fields. Little cold front comes thru and they hitched a ride outa here. Couple of weeks ago it looked like it was going to possibly be one of the best openings ever, now it looks mediocre at best. Still tons of food here for them, hopefully more show up in the next week.
Anyone else loose their Doves? Or did you have a bunch show up in the past week?


We were working on our place just north of you, and we had a few flying around all day just before the storm hit Sunday afternoon.
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#5895511 - 08/25/15 02:08 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
NTX RAIDER Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 252
Loc: Frisco, TX
My field isn't far to the north of Breckenridge. I wasn't able to scout it until last weekend, so I don't have a fair comparison of the impact that the front had on the birds. Numbers were above average, but not like last year when we were flat out covered. The weather looks pretty hot and dry for the next week. This is about the only time of year that I'll celebrate that forecast!

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#5895937 - 08/25/15 06:11 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1559
Loc: North Tejas
Saw more quail in Coleman yesterday than Dove. This storm today will blow out more. I predict a bust this year In most areas. May have flight of city white wings late am-
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#5896187 - 08/25/15 07:59 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
Halfadozen Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 7838
Loc: Parker County
First time in years I havent seen hundreds of mourning doves on my property. Very few at the ranch in Stephens county this weekend as well. Maybe we will get a push from a front by next week.
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#5896669 - 08/26/15 06:37 AM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Greekangler]
NTX RAIDER Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 252
Loc: Frisco, TX
Funny, I saw quite a few quail too. I didn't see or hear any on the lease last year.

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#5896698 - 08/26/15 07:11 AM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4736
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Whole season will be a bust, maybe worst ever. peep

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#5896706 - 08/26/15 07:21 AM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Greekangler]
birddown Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Cove Tx
I'm in Gouldbusk, still above average numbers down here. Just scattered about due to all the food options. They are here, you will just have to hunt them this year.

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#5897152 - 08/26/15 12:01 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
ndhunter Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 3450
Loc: Dallas, TX
I think the dove will improve Stompy, there are bound to be some dove at your place with all that food

I am happy to hear about all of the quail

Hope I see the same when I head out next week

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#5897304 - 08/26/15 01:25 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
Kenny Powers Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 743
Loc: De-Kalb Sulphur River
I think all the dove are in Irving Tx
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#5897350 - 08/26/15 01:50 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
billyhunt Offline
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Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 2356
Loc: granger,tx
They have been great here, I just went to my truck and saw 3 flying over one of the points we hunt and be dern on the way back in saw 4 land in a waterway on the other side of the house.

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#5897526 - 08/26/15 03:31 PM Re: Where Did The Doves Go? [Re: Stompy]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5598
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Tollway @ park, Plano... loaded up hammer
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