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Lots of doves now, who knows later #5229500 08/01/14 03:32 AM
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Seem to be seeing lpots of doves in my area now and who knows what will be later. Guess we can pray for a dry August to drive them to water


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Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229617 08/01/14 04:56 AM
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I'm praying for a straight month of rain

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229757 08/01/14 12:08 PM
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Rain or shine, bring on the doves! But I'd strongly prefer rain to keep my duck ponds full!

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229758 08/01/14 12:12 PM
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^^^this^^^

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229837 08/01/14 01:33 PM
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Dove are covering my backyard right now.

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229892 08/01/14 02:12 PM
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Right now seeing alot of whitewings flying closer to town rather than over the open field areas of Katy and Brookshire.
The land owner of the place I hunt in waller said hes covered in em again. I love hunting that 15 acre cow pasture out there, it aint failed me in 10 or so years.

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229934 08/01/14 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: shooterwalter
Guess we can pray for a dry August


Never in a million years would somebody from Texas ever say this.

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229961 08/01/14 02:44 PM
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Let it rain! There will be dove regardless.

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5229968 08/01/14 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: shooterwalter
Guess we can pray for a dry August to drive them to water


You need your head examined. We're still in one of the worst droughts we've seen in a long time and you'd pray for a dry august for some dove. Wow. Tell that to the farmers and cattle ranchers.

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Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5230005 08/01/14 03:09 PM
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I like the rain, keeps my water bill down not having to water the yard.

Will say my best dove and duck year was 2011 when there was no rain and fires were just 15 miles north of me. But i'd never want anything like that to happen again

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: whitewing maniac] #5230080 08/01/14 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: whitewing maniac
I like the rain, keeps my water bill down not having to water the yard.

Will say my best dove and duck year was 2011 when there was no rain and fires were just 15 miles north of me. But i'd never want anything like that to happen again


It was a great hunting year, probably my best one ever.

But, we lost an old barn to flames and had no choice but watch the flames get closer and closer to our house.

All of our friends and family brought trucks and trailers to load up every single thing we had in this house. This is my dad's house, where he lived growing up. His father built this place with his own two hands.

When you see flames coming, many many things start going through your mind. You suddenly realize what in that house is important to you, and what's not. Wouldn't wish that upon anybody.

So for somebody to wish it were to stay dry for a dam bird needs to open their eyes.

Not to mention having to sell more than half the herd of cattle, that's a whole different story.

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I think his statement comes from the common knowledge that it always seems to rain the day before dove season. Especially if that week you scouted out a stock tank to hunt opening morning. I do hope we get rain this month. If we don't, the fields will not do well, some will fail, local dove will move on, and many of the migrant dove will pass us by.

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: Featherduster] #5230328 08/01/14 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Featherduster
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Guess we can pray for a dry August


Never in a million years would somebody from Texas ever say this.


Yeah I know people that might shoot you for that lol

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: Featherduster] #5230417 08/01/14 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Featherduster
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I like the rain, keeps my water bill down not having to water the yard.

Will say my best dove and duck year was 2011 when there was no rain and fires were just 15 miles north of me. But i'd never want anything like that to happen again


It was a great hunting year, probably my best one ever.

But, we lost an old barn to flames and had no choice but watch the flames get closer and closer to our house.

All of our friends and family brought trucks and trailers to load up every single thing we had in this house. This is my dad's house, where he lived growing up. His father built this place with his own two hands.

When you see flames coming, many many things start going through your mind. You suddenly realize what in that house is important to you, and what's not. Wouldn't wish that upon anybody.

So for somebody to wish it were to stay dry for a dam bird needs to open their eyes.

Not to mention having to sell more than half the herd of cattle, that's a whole different story.



Sorry to hear about your misfortunes in 2011. Hoping things are on the upswing. up

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5231141 08/02/14 04:02 AM
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Keep the rain coming, fires stay away, and be out there for the openers and beyond! Spend time with good family and friends, don't get much better than that!

Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5233836 08/04/14 05:20 AM
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Water holes along highway 380 between Post and Brownsfield were almost dry last week. We saw quite a few dove on the highline wires in and around the few grain fields, but the best dove numbers were around pasture land.


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Re: Lots of doves now, who knows later [Re: shooterwalter] #5233841 08/04/14 05:32 AM
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Whole Air Wings of white wing dove out there.

Lots of 'em flying in 4 and 6 bird strike packages, too.


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