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#5909073 - 09/02/15 09:32 AM 1st dove hunt update.
Nick1 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 244
Loc: Central Tx
I got 9 dove yesterday on my 1st dove hunt. It was slow...didn't see as many as expected. But sure was fun and learned a lot. We started around 6pm. Going again Sunday!

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#5909124 - 09/02/15 09:56 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
Ronnie Oneal Offline
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Registered: 08/18/11
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Good job...glad you had fun!!!!

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#5909176 - 09/02/15 10:25 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
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Loc: Central Texas
Good job. My first dove hunt was in '68 or '69 and I think I might have got 9 all season.
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#5909268 - 09/02/15 11:17 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
bermise Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
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Loc: Texas
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend

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#5909272 - 09/02/15 11:20 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: bermise]
Slimpickin Offline
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Registered: 12/14/07
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: bermise
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


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#5909296 - 09/02/15 11:30 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: bermise]
Choctaw Offline
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Texoma
Originally Posted By: bermise
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


Yeppers, that is a good hunt. up
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#5909312 - 09/02/15 11:37 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
whitewing maniac Offline
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Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 7387
Loc: Katy, Tx
That ain't to slow buddy. I hunted a total of 6 hours yesterday and got 7. Asked game warden yesterday if people around the area were doing any good and he told Me the biggest bag checked was 8, so it was a bit slow down this way, think these pop up thunderstorms played a big part. Anyways congrats on a productive first hunt up
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#5909338 - 09/02/15 11:47 AM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Choctaw]
Nick1 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 244
Loc: Central Tx
Originally Posted By: Choctaw
Originally Posted By: bermise
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


Yeppers, that is a good hunt. up


I guess I should've said there was a lot of wait time. I'm pleased with the results, and thankful. Being my first dove hunt, I guess I envisioned flocks of birds. I even missed a bunch. Great time. Can't wait to go again.

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#5910130 - 09/02/15 07:11 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 466
Loc: Keller, TX
What choke did you end up using?

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#5910245 - 09/02/15 07:57 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
What area were you hunting. NE San Antonio has had lots of birds hanging around.
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#5910266 - 09/02/15 08:09 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
Nick1 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 244
Loc: Central Tx
I used the modified choke. I'm going again Sunday and was thinking about trying an IC to see if there's a difference. If I'm not mistaken an IC holds together longer, right?
Michael- I was in far west SA.

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#5910302 - 09/02/15 08:28 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
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Try skeet choke
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#5910360 - 09/02/15 08:55 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Originally Posted By: Nick1
I used the modified choke. I'm going again Sunday and was thinking about trying an IC to see if there's a difference. If I'm not mistaken an IC holds together longer, right?
Michael- I was in far west SA.


Chokes from tightest to widest. Full - Modified - Improved - Skeet . There are other modifications but these are the basic ones. Improved or skeet is all you normally need unless you are shooting at high flyers. I don't know many that use full choke any more on doves.
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#5910395 - 09/02/15 09:12 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
ZachW Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 194
Loc: Texas, TX
Sounds like a good first hunt to me!

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#5910564 - 09/02/15 10:25 PM Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1]
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