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Where did my birds go?? #5955468 10/01/15 03:01 AM
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I got on a local lease that was coverd up with birds until sept. 2nd.
How is everyone else's season going? Where can I find more birds in the N West Ft worth area?


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Re: Where did my birds go?? [Re: Tgutie] #5955587 10/01/15 04:38 AM
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I had the same problem bud, paid good money for a lease and scored for about 1 day of it, and that's all she wrote, up near Ray Roberts for me... Been Slooooowwwww..... which is disappointing, since i haven't hunted dove for 10 plus years in South Texas, and this was the year i was getting back into it, up here....

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If it's one of those all you can eat dove leases with a ton of members, those get shot out first weekend.

Re: Where did my birds go?? [Re: Guy] #5956101 10/01/15 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: Guy
If it's one of those all you can eat dove leases with a ton of members, those get shot out first weekend.

This is true. But don't give it up like most do. I've had really good hunts (limits or close) on big leases in October over the years after a couple of fronts. I see no reason this year would be any different. Just gotta find em again.


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What happens is all the resident dove get shot which leaves you with no birds until a front pushes more in. Dove don't grow on trees, they are just raised in them. More will come, they tend to move 2 days before a front and don't stick around longer than 48 hours


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Re: Where did my birds go?? [Re: Tgutie] #5956232 10/01/15 06:10 PM
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Every dove in the state is on a 2500 acre place just southeast of Pearsall, TX. Probably not worth the drive, though, for a lot of folks since 3 to 4 hours of driving only results in about 30 minutes of shooting until limits are achieved. Best year I've ever had down here.

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No birds in 60 mile radius around Austin.....hoping today's front will push more in.

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There is a butt load of birds here right now. Did some scouting this morning and every one of my fields has good birds. Got a few hunters coming in this afternoon, I'll post some pics if they can hit them.

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Originally Posted By: Stompy
There is a butt load of birds here right now. Did some scouting this morning and every one of my fields has good birds. Got a few hunters coming in this afternoon, I'll post some pics if they can hit them.
If I didn't have to work tomorrow morning I'd be trying to get you on the phone and head your way.


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Re: Where did my birds go?? [Re: Tgutie] #5958249 10/03/15 12:40 AM
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They have been following the beaver migration dude
We pounded them

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Originally Posted By: Tgutie
I got on a local lease that was coverd up with birds until sept. 2nd.
How is everyone else's season going? Where can I find more birds in the N West Ft worth area?


It's called N tx dove hunting. Same Every year. We have smoked the dove 3 weekends north of Benjamin. Have hunted Coleman/ which sucked. I haven't had birds all year in N tx. Blows


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Birds are still thick in Duval County, lots of white wings this year early. I can't go this weekend though. bang

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10 guys this afternoon, 4 limits. Everyone should have had a limit.


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Re: Where did my birds go?? [Re: Tgutie] #5958451 10/03/15 02:50 AM
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Same here Stompy, not that many limits. But the DOVE are still here on my place, but I have not hunted, friends have and are still blasting some caps!!!

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I noticed a large push in bird on Wednesday. North wind is blowing so they must have caught a ride.
My hunters took quick limits this morning.

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We are at an all time low with dove on our lease outside lampasas. For the first time in 7 years we are not even going out for afternoon hunt. No worries, we are not at work.

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Its been pretty quiet at my duck hole. I have a smartphone set up to watch sunrise and sunset activity, but only beavers so far.

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Front pushed some birds Van Zandt. Shot 3 in 20 minutes goofing off- dressing blind today. Finish others next few weeks


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Re: Where did my birds go?? [Re: Tgutie] #5962907 10/06/15 01:21 AM
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Still here, I aint hunted in awhile ( dam allergies ) but sunday afternoon I heard em blasting again and one of the guys said they got a bunch ( don't know how many, but they shot some shells ) so I don't know what a bunch is. LOL!!!

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The birds really thinned out around the Houston area over the past couple weeks. They were fair to good in Sept., but now all I see are blue bird skies and not a dove in sight. Hunted Waller Sat. morning at the public hunting field and only saw 2 birds. Went to the public field between China and Winnie that afternoon...saw 4 and somehow got 3 of them. Really slow. Public fields get pressured quite a bit, but even walking around the neighborhood in the evenings for 20 minutes I still do not see a single dove...always lots of whistling ducks overhead though.

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I got to go this afternoon, got 8, but the birds I saw. GEESH. I was hunting by myself and I promise if there were at least 3 other hunters we could have cleaned up. This has been the BEST year I have seen in a long time. Got lucky this year!!!

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