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To all the Dove experts #6878362
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Opening weekend was hit and miss, sounds like mostly miss. Is the season over or will this cold front tomorrow bring some fresh faces to shoot at??

Kinda weird so far.


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Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6878371
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We hunted between Stamford and Haskell and had easy limits both days, I had a limit Sunday before they started flying good. I guess it just depends on where you were.

Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6878441
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I was in Aspermont and it sucked.

Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6878483
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Olney wasn't very good after Friday morning. Hopefully some northern birds will come down soon.

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I'm between Haskell and Stamford and it's the slowest it's been in 3 yrs. It's never been like this. We 're getting birds but not like normal by any means.

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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Opening weekend was hit and miss, sounds like mostly miss. Is the season over or will this cold front tomorrow bring some fresh faces to shoot at??

Kinda weird so far.


Yup hunted Near possum kingdom opening day- was decent not great. Seems like spots closer to cities this year have been Key. Hunted last night and today in Collin County 35 miles from home and smoked them pretty good. Mainly whitewing and Eurasians. About 15% morning Dove- obviously City birds.



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Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6878601
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Saw plenty of birds around us. Just either 60 yards up or to far away.


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Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6878703
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I hunting on opening morning in Sabinal. It was very slow. There were no white wings which is hard to believe.

Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: huntingbig8] #6878814
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Originally Posted By: huntingbig8
We hunted between Stamford and Haskell and had easy limits both days, I had a limit Sunday before they started flying good. I guess it just depends on where you were.


baited field???

Just kidding, you just had all the birds loving your mojo's


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We were just east of Haskell by a mile or two. Had a decent morning opener. Nowhere near normal for the area. We heard a group shooting non-stop for a couple of hours. I guess we just missed'em. No whitewings for three days which was strange.

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I hunted just west of Stamford on opening morning. The morning hunt was better than expected. 3 or 4 guys with limits. That afternoon was pretty slow.

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hunted near coleman - very spotty

Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6879005
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Southern Brown County - very few birds flying. We didn't even bother going out Saturday evening. Only heard a couple of shots all that evening.


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Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6879063
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Some of my best dove hunts are in October. That's when the big charcoal colored birds show up from points north.
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Hunted just south of OH Ivie Reservoir (45mi east of San Angelo) and it was pretty decent. Close to limits for all hunters.

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Hunted Hamilton County and the birds were sparse. Just a handful shot, saw mostly one's and two's no good sized groups.

Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: pervis] #6879198
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Originally Posted By: pervis
I'm between Haskell and Stamford and it's the slowest it's been in 3 yrs. It's never been like this. We 're getting birds but not like normal by any means.


Agree it was definitely down from last couple of years

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Hunted west of Crane in west Texas and most times the sand country is great, not this year yet! Killed limit Friday evening then sit it out till Sunday and eneded up with 8. Lots of traffic from hunters but not many shots heard. Have heard reports form others in area where groups of 3-4 have to combine their birds to get a limit. We have had plenty of rain and land is good shape and think lots more water standing than normal so hunting tank is blah. Most birds are shot heading back into town for evening roost.


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Hunted near Coleman and smoked em Friday. 23 guys, 23 limits. Drove a bit Saturday. Still had great hints, although took longer to get limit.

My experience has been the next couple weeks can be tough as fields and places get hammered. Then it gets better as pressure backs off.

Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: zaptorque] #6879422
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Originally Posted By: zaptorque
Hunted just south of OH Ivie Reservoir (45mi east of San Angelo) and it was pretty decent. Close to limits for all hunters.


You weren't far from us and it was slower than average for us. Few hunted in the mornings, all evenings and there were some limits but seemed we were just hitting the locals. Couldn't hunt the same spot twice or it was really slow.

It will pick up for us as the season goes on. We rarely have an issue killing dove


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I hope the front moves the birds in.
But I was missing my hunting buddy that brings enough mojos that it looks like snow goose spread. That guy does everything 100%


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Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: huntingbig8] #6879525
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Originally Posted By: huntingbig8
We hunted between Stamford and Haskell and had easy limits both days, I had a limit Sunday before they started flying good. I guess it just depends on where you were.

Me too, same area, easy morning limits first 3 days. Less birds than last year tho.

I shot them flying into the field (dry sunflowers is key) in the morning off the roost, catch them coming over the trees, or I crossed the fence past tree line and shot them before they get to the field, patterning them were they like to fly. Interesting not many birds first 30 minutes of legal, then it was on, slowed down around 8:30 coming into the field, then around 9:30 you could catch them going back to roost but I had my limit by then.

I much prefer a dove hunt with decent amount of birds, vs location covered in birds like Argentina, really does not interest me. I like hunting dove where it takes some skill to shoot a limit, and where scouting and patterning the birds is key and pays off. Otherwise it is not really hunting, it is just shooting.

The guys shooting dove (limits or half limits) on public are the real dove hunters. up

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Haskell area Has been GREAT overall if you have sunflowers!
Had a field of 83 shoot out tonight before 6:30.
Had a couple of hunts AM hunts after the rain that only produced half limits but I'll tell you the afternoon made up for it. Starting to have a few hit the milo. Not sure how the hunt at the ranch did tonight haven't heard yet.

After the 1st 3 days i would say 600+ hunters shot limits.

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Re: To all the Dove experts [Re: Buzzsaw] #6879957
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Its in the low 30's in Nebraska and South Dakota and its windy might see a good push. Typically see a good push of birds in Oct with these week fronts.


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