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1st dove hunt update. #5909073 09/02/15 02:32 PM
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I got 9 dove yesterday on my 1st dove hunt. It was slow...didn't see as many as expected. But sure was fun and learned a lot. We started around 6pm. Going again Sunday!

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Good job...glad you had fun!!!!


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Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1] #5909176 09/02/15 03:25 PM
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Good job. My first dove hunt was in '68 or '69 and I think I might have got 9 all season.


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Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend

Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: bermise] #5909272 09/02/15 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: bermise
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


cheers


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Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: bermise] #5909296 09/02/15 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: bermise
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


Yeppers, that is a good hunt. up

Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1] #5909312 09/02/15 04:37 PM
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That ain't to slow buddy. I hunted a total of 6 hours yesterday and got 7. Asked game warden yesterday if people around the area were doing any good and he told Me the biggest bag checked was 8, so it was a bit slow down this way, think these pop up thunderstorms played a big part. Anyways congrats on a productive first hunt up

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Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


Yeppers, that is a good hunt. up


I guess I should've said there was a lot of wait time. I'm pleased with the results, and thankful. Being my first dove hunt, I guess I envisioned flocks of birds. I even missed a bunch. Great time. Can't wait to go again.

Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1] #5910130 09/03/15 12:11 AM
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What choke did you end up using?

Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1] #5910245 09/03/15 12:57 AM
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What area were you hunting. NE San Antonio has had lots of birds hanging around.



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Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Nick1] #5910266 09/03/15 01:09 AM
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I used the modified choke. I'm going again Sunday and was thinking about trying an IC to see if there's a difference. If I'm not mistaken an IC holds together longer, right?
Michael- I was in far west SA.

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Try skeet choke

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Originally Posted By: Nick1
I used the modified choke. I'm going again Sunday and was thinking about trying an IC to see if there's a difference. If I'm not mistaken an IC holds together longer, right?
Michael- I was in far west SA.


Chokes from tightest to widest. Full - Modified - Improved - Skeet . There are other modifications but these are the basic ones. Improved or skeet is all you normally need unless you are shooting at high flyers. I don't know many that use full choke any more on doves.



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Sounds like a good first hunt to me!

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If it is mainly whitewings in the area you might want to try and get out there around 3:30, they tend to fly a little earlier than mourning dove in my experience.


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Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: Michael W.] #5911849 09/03/15 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
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I used the modified choke. I'm going again Sunday and was thinking about trying an IC to see if there's a difference. If I'm not mistaken an IC holds together longer, right?
Michael- I was in far west SA.


Chokes from tightest to widest. Full - Modified - Improved - Skeet . There are other modifications but these are the basic ones. Improved or skeet is all you normally need unless you are shooting at high flyers. I don't know many that use full choke any more on doves.


Guess I had it backwards...so the IC has a broader spread. Gonna try it on Sunday.

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I prefer mod for whitewings because they are bigger and fly higher generally. You may find that you wound more birds with the IC. When shooting mourning dove I use IC.

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Side note 9 birds with a lot of misses in 1.5 hrs is very good. Also, if thats slow don't take up fishing smile

Re: 1st dove hunt update. [Re: bermise] #5912173 09/04/15 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: bermise
Starting at 6pm and killing 9 birds is far from slow my friend


cheers
I agree.This was very good.Congrats..

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Was much better than my opening day I seen all of 2 birds...but hey good for you! up


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Originally Posted By: Nick1
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I used the modified choke. I'm going again Sunday and was thinking about trying an IC to see if there's a difference. If I'm not mistaken an IC holds together longer, right?
Michael- I was in far west SA.


Chokes from tightest to widest. Full - Modified - Improved - Skeet . There are other modifications but these are the basic ones. Improved or skeet is all you normally need unless you are shooting at high flyers. I don't know many that use full choke any more on doves.


Guess I had it backwards...so the IC has a broader spread. Gonna try it on Sunday.


Yep. I use IC until later in the season but we mostly have Mourning Doves in North Texas. If you average three shells or less per bird you are doing well.

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