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Shooting dove while duck hunting #5759549 05/26/15 02:37 AM
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I'm curious how many people bring out some smaller steel shot when they're duck hunting and drop of few doves at the same time. Sounds like a solid idea. I find a lot of doves buzzing by me at some of my duck spots.

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#6 or 7.5 steel kills 'em dead..


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I have killed them while Teal hunting with #6s

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Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.


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Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: STEW] #5759607 05/26/15 03:22 AM
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After open weekend I normally lose interest in dove and just get all wrapped up in killing duck. I don't think I have shot one dove on my duck lease, but seen plenty fly over while duck hunting. I should shoot more dove while duck hunting, normally got #4 so I little big for dove. I guess I don't want to waste a 3 inch shell on a dove either.

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Take two guns with you. I do it all the time. Having a backup also is never a bad idea.

Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341] #5760081 05/26/15 04:27 PM
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I don't know about hauling an extra boomstick with me. I like to pack out pretty light. But bringing an extra half a box of #6 is something I should probably start doing.

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I've been using steel 6s for early teal the last 3-4 years. 6s will really do a number on dove a ways out there. Nice puff on impact.


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So what shells are everyone buying for steel #6s? I've only every tried the Winchester Super X #6 Steel and I wasn't really impressed.

Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341] #5760936 05/27/15 01:05 AM
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Rios for me

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2 3/4 federal blue box. 1 1/8oz sixes.

I've been pretty impressed. It's about like shooting 1oz of lead 7.5s in performance.


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Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: wal1809] #5761519 05/27/15 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.

^^^ This

You will end up with a bigger hole in the breast than you're used to seeing, but it all grills up the same.


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Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.

^^^ This

You will end up with a bigger hole in the breast than you're used to seeing, but it all grills up the same.


It doesn't remove any meat, it just puts a hole in it. I don't really care if it has a hole in it or not.

So far as wasting a shell, I don't see it that way and I am super cheap. If you were to ask me to trade a box of $7 Remington steel shot shells for a limit of doves, I would take that trade right now.

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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.


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I just use a green laser to blind them, then I just stick my hat out and they fly right into it. Easy as pie.


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I just use a green laser to blind them, then I just stick my hat out and they fly right into it. Easy as pie.


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Originally Posted By: TexaShot0341
I'm curious how many people bring out some smaller steel shot when they're duck hunting and drop of few doves at the same time. Sounds like a solid idea. I find a lot of doves buzzing by me at some of my duck spots.

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Originally Posted By: Guy
After open weekend I normally lose interest in dove and just get all wrapped up in killing duck. I don't think I have shot one dove on my duck lease, but seen plenty fly over while duck hunting. I should shoot more dove while duck hunting, normally got #4 so I little big for dove. I guess I don't want to waste a 3 inch shell on a dove either.


This ^! I've always thought about shooting dove when a teal hunt gets slow but really I don't think I done it once in my life. For me dove is what you shoot when duck season has not started. Clearly for most "hunters" dove season is pretty much what they shoot before deer season starts. Then you have those guys that are not really hunters but they go dove hunting a couple times a year as a social deal with friends. I like dove hunting myself for the social aspects of it but I don't get too fired up about it these days. I can have just as much fun sitting on the tailgate watching others shoot while I take down a cold beer.


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I tell ya another thing with me, I don't want to flare ducks shooting dove. I'm trying to sit still duck hunting, and of course it never fails, as soon as you move to take a piss, scratch your butt, or whatever, that is right when the ducks come. I suspect this applies to shooting dove, the second you raise up to shoot a dove, you just flared that big flock of bwt you been waiting on all morning.

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Sigh. I do the reverse. I shoot errant ducks while hunting doves. During Teal season I switch to non-tox in case a BWT decides to take a nap at the dove pond.

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I always bring a supply of steel #6's and #7's. During duck season I will go for the duck limit first, then chase down my dove limit. Have killed a lot of dove with steel #4's too, both high and low brass shells.



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[quote=luisfigo]Sigh. I do the reverse. I shoot errant ducks while hunting doves. During Teal season I switch to non-tox in case a BWT decides to take a nap at the dove pond. [/quote

I do the same. During early teal I'll hunt dove with #6 or #7.5 steel and down the occasional teal that happens by. I also switch from a modified to an improved cylinder choke during early teal. Steel tends to pattern through a modified like a full in my shotgun. Through the improved cylinder choke it patterns more closely to a modified.


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Slow Drifter, teal were landing on my head on opening day of ... dove... They seem to know when it is safe to do it. One weekend I went fancy with some Heavy Metal...those were some expensive doves...

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Very light 870 kidsgun 20 gauge with nr 7,5 steel.


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Slow Drifter, teal were landing on my head on opening day of ... dove... They seem to know when it is safe to do it. One weekend I went fancy with some Heavy Metal...those were some expensive doves...


Truer words were never spoken.

First Saturday of September last year. dove smack down in progress and a group of 15 BWT land in the center of the pond. Not less than 9 guys hunting for dove around the pond.

BWT stay on the pond. Joined by two GWT about 15 minutes later. They hung out until a dog went after a dove that had landed in the pond.

Same pond, the first morning of teal season one week later. A single GWT came in right at legal. We didn't shoot because we figured the rest would be along shortly.

That was the only teal I saw all teal season.


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