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Cold fronts and dove migration #6894542
09/21/17 05:50 PM
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Question: When cold fronts push birds south, do the birds generally fly in ahead of the cold front or behind it? Important question if you are trying to time a dove hunting trip! Cold front coming to TX early next week.

Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6894638
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They fly in on a north wind is my experience. I've seen them fly in with the front and towards the end of a front. No good answer except they'll be on a north wind.
Also, some fronts push birds in and some push birds out. Not all fronts have birds with them.

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Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6894654
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I agree with Stompy. Some of the best shooting I have had were the birds sailing in with a cold front.

Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6894751
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My father in law would always tell me, wait for those big northern dove when that cold front hits. He was normally right. Birds fly after a front comes in.



Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6894913
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Great question as I have thought about it many times. Great answers too.


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Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6894977
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appreciate all the answers... looks like mid week will be good for rolling plains.

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JR

Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6895117
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I'm just praying I get my fix on dove hunting this year. Buster is mad at me.



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Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: GLC] #6895390
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Originally Posted By: GLC
My father in law would always tell me, wait for those big northern dove when that cold front hits. He was normally right. Birds fly after a front comes in.


Makes sense - much easier to 'fly south' hundreds of miles WITH the wind (north wind) rather than against (south) wind . . .

Re: Cold fronts and dove migration [Re: longgunner] #6901814
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Let hope we get a few new birds this weekend!

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Originally Posted By: BigAL33
Let hope we get a few new birds this weekend!


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