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#7196475 - 06/13/18 08:35 AM Dove numbers
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5758
Loc: texas
Howís it looking around the state? Decent numbers here north and west of Houston, just hope we donít get a big hurricane again.
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#7196512 - 06/13/18 09:21 AM Re: Dove numbers [Re: rickym]
sig226fan (Rguns.com) Offline
duck & cover

Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 31676
Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
Still a month or two too early to put much faith in local numbers. Hearing good things, but I don't get excited until seeing good numbers Aug 1 and after.

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#7196687 - 06/13/18 12:51 PM Re: Dove numbers [Re: rickym]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5758
Loc: texas
Most of the resident birds here arenít goin anywhere. We arenít dependent on migrating mourners, but I fully understand what you are saying.
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#7196861 - 06/13/18 04:22 PM Re: Dove numbers [Re: rickym]
PoppinPiggies Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 55
Loc: North Texas
I've been seeing a lot more birds then last year, but like others said its still to early to get excited. I'm ready to shoot at something besides snakes with my shotgun though!!
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#7197059 - 06/13/18 07:20 PM Re: Dove numbers [Re: rickym]
sig226fan (Rguns.com) Offline
duck & cover

Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 31676
Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
Originally Posted By: rickym
Most of the resident birds here arenít goin anywhere. We arenít dependent on migrating mourners, but I fully understand what you are saying.


If you AREN'T dependent on migratory birds after noon on opening day, I'd love to know the zip code you hunt. I am primarily a dove hunter, before anything else, spend many a day dove hunting each year, and everywhere I've been are depending on migratory birds after the first 5 hours.

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#7197099 - 06/13/18 08:12 PM Re: Dove numbers [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
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Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
Originally Posted By: rickym
Most of the resident birds here arenít goin anywhere. We arenít dependent on migrating mourners, but I fully understand what you are saying.


If you AREN'T dependent on migratory birds after noon on opening day, I'd love to know the zip code you hunt. I am primarily a dove hunter, before anything else, spend many a day dove hunting each year, and everywhere I've been are depending on migratory birds after the first 5 hours.

79546

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#7197312 - 06/14/18 05:50 AM Re: Dove numbers [Re: rickym]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2854
Loc: Belton Tx
Seeing a lot at my place and sunflowers are looking great

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#7197575 - 06/14/18 11:31 AM Re: Dove numbers [Re: scalebuster]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
Originally Posted By: rickym
Most of the resident birds here arenít goin anywhere. We arenít dependent on migrating mourners, but I fully understand what you are saying.


If you AREN'T dependent on migratory birds after noon on opening day, I'd love to know the zip code you hunt. I am primarily a dove hunter, before anything else, spend many a day dove hunting each year, and everywhere I've been are depending on migratory birds after the first 5 hours.

79546

We will be killing local mourning the first few weeks. Can kill local ring necks all season long.

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#7198213 - 06/15/18 12:46 AM Re: Dove numbers [Re: 8pointdrop]
kweber Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 257
about aug 10 white-wings explode here and are usually good till first front...Harvey spoiled that last yr...
migrant Mdoves don't show till oct
fronts play a lot, thoÖ
a mid-sept front will push out our local birds...
winter season has usually been poor this far north, but last 2-3yrs have been good...
this yr at the cen/so border we will have an old full sept/oct like seasons 40 yrs ago...
60 days of prime early fall hunting...
tea-weed is usually ready about oct10ish...
and temps are better...
really we could have a 5mo season and not affect #'s much...
after Labor day the hunter #'s fall off a lot...

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#7198469 - 06/15/18 10:30 AM Re: Dove numbers [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 791
Loc: Mesquite
Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
Originally Posted By: rickym
Most of the resident birds here arenít goin anywhere. We arenít dependent on migrating mourners, but I fully understand what you are saying.


If you AREN'T dependent on migratory birds after noon on opening day, I'd love to know the zip code you hunt. I am primarily a dove hunter, before anything else, spend many a day dove hunting each year, and everywhere I've been are depending on migratory birds after the first 5 hours.


We shoot locals into late September. You can clearly tell the difference in a local and a migrator. I do think our fields are so good we pull other 'locals" off areas around us but the first good fronts don't push true northern birds into our area until late September

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#7200467 - 06/17/18 05:52 PM Re: Dove numbers [Re: rickym]
dogcatcher Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 87588
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Our sunflowers are looking good to the west and south of us. As long as we have a good sunflower crop to mow, we should be in good shape.
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