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#6371590 - 07/16/16 06:52 PM Thousands of doves
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 31792
Loc: Richmond
They are over the pond in my back yard. I've seen them eating pecans on the road before but never like this. This picture was taken with an Ipad and does not do them justice. Look at the top of the picture.

Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#6371664 - 07/16/16 08:01 PM Re: Thousands of doves [Re: bill oxner]
bentman Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1157
Loc: tx
Nice.....I already have guys calling me about dove hunts. I'm already booked up for the first 2 weeks. Now I got to get up to coleman and shred 70ac of sunflowers and 30ac of millet.
If it bleeds I can KILL IT

#6372083 - 07/17/16 11:53 AM Re: Thousands of doves [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 934
Many are reporting larger then normal numbers this year. Severel reports of morning dove having three hatches instead of the normal 1 maybe 2. The number of white wing in DFW area has also significantly increased from years past. Amazing what strong spring rains can do. Hope they hang around.....
HRCH Miss Ivy's Frequent Flying Dutchman MH (Dutch)

#6372104 - 07/17/16 12:15 PM Re: Thousands of doves [Re: bill oxner]
poisonivie Offline

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 6785
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
I have larger numbers as well this year. I don't know if it will help because I usually have a pretty good residient population but they blow out right around opening day seems like. I never get good numbers of migrating birds. This year I have 6 pair of Inca dove on my place. Kinda cool to watch them day to day.
Where did America go? I can't find her.

#6372187 - 07/17/16 01:19 PM Re: Thousands of doves [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 09/25/11
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Loc: granger,tx
Yep bill, looking good here too and they haven't shelled the corn yet!! up

#6378815 - 07/22/16 01:50 PM Re: Thousands of doves [Re: bill oxner]
Erich Offline

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 704
Loc: Cibolo, TX
i was in deep south texas the other weekend and already saw decent numbers of whitewing and mourning dove down there. The dove hunting is usually excellent down there if you wait long enough for the birds to get there, but the early whitewing zone days may be ok coming up too this year.

#6380091 - 07/23/16 05:33 PM Re: Thousands of doves [Re: bill oxner]
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Bill, can I come hunt your backyard this year?


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