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#6894542 - 09/21/17 12:50 PM Cold fronts and dove migration
longgunner Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
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Question: When cold fronts push birds south, do the birds generally fly in ahead of the cold front or behind it? Important question if you are trying to time a dove hunting trip! Cold front coming to TX early next week.

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#6894638 - 09/21/17 02:23 PM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
Stompy Offline
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They fly in on a north wind is my experience. I've seen them fly in with the front and towards the end of a front. No good answer except they'll be on a north wind.
Also, some fronts push birds in and some push birds out. Not all fronts have birds with them.


Edited by Stompy (09/21/17 02:35 PM)
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#6894654 - 09/21/17 02:34 PM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
Choctaw Offline
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Texoma
I agree with Stompy. Some of the best shooting I have had were the birds sailing in with a cold front.
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#6894751 - 09/21/17 03:59 PM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
GLC Offline


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Loc: Burleson Texas
My father in law would always tell me, wait for those big northern dove when that cold front hits. He was normally right. Birds fly after a front comes in.
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#6894913 - 09/21/17 06:36 PM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
4Weight Offline
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Great question as I have thought about it many times. Great answers too.
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#6894977 - 09/21/17 07:50 PM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
longgunner Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
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appreciate all the answers... looks like mid week will be good for rolling plains.

Cheers,

JR

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#6895117 - 09/21/17 10:21 PM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
bobcat1 Offline
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I'm just praying I get my fix on dove hunting this year. Buster is mad at me.

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#6895390 - 09/22/17 09:55 AM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: GLC]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Originally Posted By: GLC
My father in law would always tell me, wait for those big northern dove when that cold front hits. He was normally right. Birds fly after a front comes in.


Makes sense - much easier to 'fly south' hundreds of miles WITH the wind (north wind) rather than against (south) wind . . .

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#6901814 - 09/28/17 06:24 AM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner]
BigAL33 Offline


Registered: 07/24/09
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Let hope we get a few new birds this weekend!
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#6901822 - 09/28/17 06:37 AM Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: BigAL33]
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Originally Posted By: BigAL33
Let hope we get a few new birds this weekend!


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