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#6439125 - 09/05/16 02:56 PM Rather bird hunt than deer hunt?
Slimpickin Offline
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Registered: 12/14/07
Posts: 955
Loc: DFW, Texas
Took my Church Pastor and friend Dove hunting on Stompy's place. Their shooting ability needs a bit of help, but both are ready to go back! Pastor has now determined Dove hunting is more fun than Deer hunting! This was his second Dove hunt and he' s hooked!
There's no guarantee when hunting doves, but I've had three great years at Stompy's place. My 2.5 day hunt, I harvested 38 birds. It's great to introduce new hunters and see their excitement for the sport! Sometimes the environment makes the difference! cowboy texas
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#6439137 - 09/05/16 03:06 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
Grandpa Lee Offline
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Registered: 08/18/16
Posts: 115
Loc: Victoria County
I enjoy bird hunting over hunting with a rifle by far. I enjoy watching the dogs work and the stalk and lack of a guarantee.

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#6439141 - 09/05/16 03:09 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
68rustbucket Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 2391
Loc: San Marcos, TX
x2 on the bird hunting with dogs

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#6439154 - 09/05/16 03:17 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2847
Loc: Belton Tx
I gave up deer and pig hunting because when you shoot one the work starts Plus I luv watching my hunting gal Miss Dee

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#6439155 - 09/05/16 03:17 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
let's seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sit in a stand for 16 days x 5 hrs per day ==80 hrs,,, and mabe pull the trigger one time.

or fire a box of shells, get your limit,,, hide it in the truck and do it again in 20 min. . I know which one I"d take.
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#6439158 - 09/05/16 03:18 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I'd rather deer hunt any day than dove hunt. They are both fun but WT are just such a majestic and fun animal to try and out smart.
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#6439162 - 09/05/16 03:19 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
Poke81 Offline
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Registered: 09/22/13
Posts: 543
Loc: Granbury TX
Dove hunting is more fun that deer hunting!

1. You get to shoot a lot!
2. You do not have to be quiet
3. You can hang out with your buddies-Talk trash
4. Perfect for kids- Start them off as a bird dog and move them up

Deer Hunting
1. Tons of prep to take a single shot
2. You have to be quiet
3. Never tell your buddies where your hunting
4. Kids have a hard time being quiet and still

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#6439189 - 09/05/16 03:37 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
Fishuhalik Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 412
Loc: Katy, TX
Deer hunting is actually hunting. Dove "hunting" is just skeet shooting, but you can eat your target. For me, I shoot dove cuz they're delicious and a good warm-up for duck season. Thats about it
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#6439216 - 09/05/16 04:00 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 777
Loc: Mesquite
Originally Posted By: Fishuhalik
Deer hunting is actually hunting. Dove "hunting" is just skeet shooting, but you can eat your target. For me, I shoot dove cuz they're delicious and a good warm-up for duck season. Thats about it



I have found sense moving to tx in 89 that very few deer hunters "hunt" for deer. I'm not knocking it cause I do it to but lets call it what it is. I have a very average 8 pt I shot in 96 in N.E. Tx with my selfbow in a "tree stand" (sitting on limbs) in a natural funnel with no feeder anywhere to be found. Its my most special trophy. That deer died about 150 yards from the spot I cut the tree down to make the bow I took back and ended his life with. I have P/Y animals, caribou, elk etc. That 8 pointer is my trophy.

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#6439229 - 09/05/16 04:13 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
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Registered: 08/12/05
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I love to shoot doves. Very social activity.

But i wouldn't give up chasing mule deer to go dove hunting
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#6439264 - 09/05/16 04:30 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
My favorite is Elk but I enjoy all hunting, even hunting for big Bass.
Enjoyed having you again Pick.
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#6439325 - 09/05/16 05:15 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 9558
Loc: Paint Rock/San Angelo
Everybody I know thinks I'm crazy bc I don't have a stand and feeder on my place, we've seen some good deer out back but I just don't care enough to try em. I will however wake up at 1:30 to drive 2 hrs for 6 ducks
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#6439349 - 09/05/16 05:39 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: txtrophy85]
Poke81 Offline
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Registered: 09/22/13
Posts: 543
Loc: Granbury TX
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I love to shoot doves. Very social activity.

But i wouldn't give up chasing mule deer to go dove hunting


Yeah talking trash while deer hunting doesn't go far!


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#6439366 - 09/05/16 06:05 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Slimpickin]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 519
Loc: DFW
I have always preferred bird hunting to deer hunting. I don't care to do all that prep work and spend all that time scouting to bag an animal that I don't care to eat. I prefer the action of bird hunting. There's nothing better than duck hunting but dove hunting runs a close second for me.

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#6439847 - 09/05/16 10:16 PM Re: Rather bird hunt than deer hunt? [Re: Fishuhalik]
kman2017 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 116
Loc: Jersey Village
Originally Posted By: Fishuhalik
Deer hunting is actually hunting. Dove "hunting" is just skeet shooting, but you can eat your target. For me, I shoot dove cuz they're delicious and a good warm-up for duck season. Thats about it


You must be kidding. Dove hunting actually takes skill and that skill has to be kept up with via hours at the range. Shooting a deer is about as challenging as shooting a cow. Someone who has never fired a gun in their life can pick up a rifle, aim it at a deer, and kill a deer. Not so much with dove hunting.

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