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#5895549 - 08/25/15 02:30 PM Lubbock area public land for dove?
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Has anybody hunted the public lands around Lubbock for dove? I just got my catalog and was looking at some of the options and wondered what others' experiences have been. Are they covered up in people or can you have a good time and not be sitting on top of other hunters?
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#5895567 - 08/25/15 02:39 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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There is some public opportunity in the Lubbock area. Get your book and do some scouting, that's only way to know for sure. My son goes to Tech and he found a few places last year so I know there out there. Good luck.

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#5895626 - 08/25/15 03:08 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I always found that the public land lots changed quite a bit from year to year up there but if you can find one with water you should do well.
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#5895738 - 08/25/15 04:22 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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When I was up there the public land was worthless for dove. It is easy to get permission to hunt private land up there, though, so I would start knocking on doors!
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#5896547 - 08/25/15 10:47 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4
When I was up there the public land was worthless for dove. It is easy to get permission to hunt private land up there, though, so I would start knocking on doors!


My buddies dad did that a few years ago. Then one day the landowner showed up! Lady renting his house was making $50 a hunter. Lol.

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#5896834 - 08/26/15 08:40 AM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4
When I was up there the public land was worthless for dove. It is easy to get permission to hunt private land up there, though, so I would start knocking on doors!


That is all we used to do. Never had any problem finding a few awesome spots every year to dove hunt. All the grain fields close to Lubbock will probably be leased up but anything further than about 15-20 miles from Lubbock you should have a good chance of getting permission on it.
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#5906167 - 08/31/15 04:40 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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There's 4 properties north of town near Idalou that are pretty good.

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#5906917 - 08/31/15 10:55 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 12/09/14
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There was some good hunting up in Floydada when I was up there. The ducks and crane hunting tended to be better than dove. It was hit or miss depending on how much rain, and if the palya lakes were full. Should be good hunting this year.

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#5907087 - 09/01/15 07:23 AM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Fezkx97 Offline
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Registered: 05/29/14
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I've heard of a place west of Abernathy that is public land. Never been though.

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#5907497 - 09/01/15 11:36 AM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: Gdogg]
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Originally Posted By: Gdogg
There is some public opportunity in the Lubbock area. Get your book and do some scouting, that's only way to know for sure. My son goes to Tech and he found a few places last year so I know there out there. Good luck.


My son shot 12 this morning on public. So they are in the area.

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#5907513 - 09/01/15 11:48 AM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Wow; I am impressed! Most of the doves I have seen are in my back yard or flying over it. Did he say if he saw any teal?

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#5907527 - 09/01/15 11:53 AM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: trapperben]
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Originally Posted By: trapperben
Wow; I am impressed! Most of the doves I have seen are in my back yard or flying over it. Did he say if he saw any teal?


5 or 6 balls of teal. Now that gets my blood pumping!!!!

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#5907628 - 09/01/15 12:30 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 11/11/14
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That perks my interest also. I was going to skip the APH this year but I may reconsider.

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#5907712 - 09/01/15 01:08 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
WingShooter2772 Offline
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Registered: 10/18/06
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Loc: Lubbock Texas
That place in Abernathy is usually pretty packed when I drive by to go to my place. And most of the guys sit right there on corner next to the highway.

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#5908678 - 09/01/15 10:42 PM Re: Lubbock area public land for dove? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Lubbock
Most of the farmers want mind if you ask. Just knock on doors and ask.
The teals are starting to show up. I have permission on 3 lakes that already have 20+ bluewings on them. Looking like a fantastic teal season.

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