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dove limit question #7219822
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If was on a place with my buddies and we wanted to cook up some dove poppers in the field between the morning and evening hunt, what would be the best way to keep the evidence of our limit so we don't get a ticket?

Or should we just grill burgers instead? food


New fish, looking for advice.

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15 in the morning

15 in the evening....

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Your poop? What evidence is needed and why would you get a ticket? You can eat all you want in the field. It's what you shoot that matters.

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
15 in the morning

15 in the evening....

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^^^^ Illegal daily bag limit unless the 15 in the am were finally processed and consumed (as I do not think you stomach contents would be considered possession) before going out in the pm. On opening day the possession limit = daily bag limit of 15 migratory birds. Oh and you can't hunt more than 3 days and possess more than total of 3x daily bag limit (45) of migratory birds. Check the TPWD possession rule

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You do know BradyBuck was kidding right?

The OP, kill 15 birds a day and never have more than 45 on ya. Want to hunt a 4th day, eat some.

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You guys the OP never said anything about shooting more than 15 birds a day.

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Originally Posted By: foodieguy
If was on a place with my buddies and we wanted to cook up some dove poppers in the field between the morning and evening hunt, what would be the best way to keep the evidence of our limit so we don't get a ticket?

I think your question is, simple example, you and your friends shoot exactly 5 birds each in the morning. You and your freinds eat all the birds for lunch. In the afternoon, you and your friends shoot 10 birds each, getting your daily limit. Then a GW pulls up, sees what you shot, ask how many you shot in the morning, you say 5, he says where are they, you say you ate them... And I guess you are asking if he wants to see evidence of the morning shoot, it is a good question I do not know, I personally take pictures, and if GW does not like that he can F himself and write me a ticket.

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Save the hearts in a little Ziploc. Here you go Mr. GW! up

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Make sure u double dip em in ranch


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Re: dove limit question [Re: foodieguy] #7220556
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As long as you have under your limit you're OK. If he shows up at camp in the evening and you say that you got your limit but have a lot less in your possession (cuz you ate some of 'em), that isn't a crime. The burden of proof is on him. If he wants to dig through your cleaned pile and count carcasses that's up to him.


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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
Save the hearts in a little Ziploc. Here you go Mr. GW! up


Hearts are good eats.

Take a picture with your phone.


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If I am ever checked by game warden's,,, as they pull up, I approach their truck and offer to gladly testify against the other hunters in exchange for immunity for myself.

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Why not just keep the remains when you clean them. Then if the GW asks you could show him the remains of the birds you ate. At the very least he could count the heads and be satisfied.

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The best way not to get a ticket is NOT to keep any evidence... just sayin'

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Originally Posted By: mattyg06
The best way not to get a ticket is NOT to keep any evidence... just sayin'


Definitely the best approach if you're trying to cover up some kind of wrong doing. But the OP seems more concerned with ensuring that the GW believes that they didn't shoot more than their limit even though some were consumed.

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Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: foodieguy
If was on a place with my buddies and we wanted to cook up some dove poppers in the field between the morning and evening hunt, what would be the best way to keep the evidence of our limit so we don't get a ticket?

I think your question is, simple example, you and your friends shoot exactly 5 birds each in the morning. You and your freinds eat all the birds for lunch. In the afternoon, you and your friends shoot 10 birds each, getting your daily limit. Then a GW pulls up, sees what you shot, ask how many you shot in the morning, you say 5, he says where are they, you say you ate them... And I guess you are asking if he wants to see evidence of the morning shoot, it is a good question I do not know, I personally take pictures, and if GW does not like that he can F himself and write me a ticket.


If he can write one, you can bet he will.




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keep the heads...
or only grill collards..
or throw a winged carcass of everything in a cold cooler
evening of opening day it's normal for us to have a stew-pot of over 100 birds and dumplings going..
been doing that for yrs...
so yall wanna grill in the field later in the day and still be OK w/GW?
first day you can keep 15.. save heads..he can compare heads w. reserved birds...
I cant see a prob, there...
but keep each hunters game separate...
glory,tailgate pics are frowned on acct individual bage limits...
the shooting a group limit is not allowed...
there's always the guy who wants "to help you limit"
verboten..
I dang near fought a guy during teal season, once..
one other thing...
"lost" brds count towards your limit..
tough for GW to prove unless he's watching...
this did happen on our property once, tho, that I remember..
hunters limited on a hot field early, some tried to hide extras and some just kept shooting w/o retrieving...
many citations were issued...
those guys never came back.


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The warden has to have evidence that you are over the limit to prove his case. Itís not up to you to prove that you didnít go over the limit. Itís up to the state to prove that you did.

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Originally Posted By: nate33
If I am ever checked by game warden's,,, as they pull up, I approach their truck and offer to gladly testify against the other hunters in exchange for immunity for myself.


roflmao roflmao

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If I am ever checked by game warden's,,, as they pull up, I approach their truck and offer to gladly testify against the other hunters in exchange for immunity for myself.
roflmao


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I'd probably keep a wing off each one I ate, believe that would help a warden tell if they were white wing or mourning doves

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From the Texas Parks & Wildlife link
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/regs/animals/dove


Legal Shooting Hours
From one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
During the Special White-winged Dove Days: noon to sunset.
See sunrise and sunset computations.

Legal Game Birds

Eurasian Collared-Dove
There is no closed season or bag limit restrictions for Eurasian collared-doves; however, it is recommended that plumage be left on these birds for identification purposes.

Narrow black collar on nape of neck
White, squared tail underside
Pale gray body, black bill, red irises

White-tipped Dove (White-fronted)
Large, rounded tail
Rust-colored wing linings
South Texas

White-winged Dove
White bar on wing
Long, rounded tail
South Texas, increasing statewide

Mourning Dove
Brown with black spots on wing
Long, pointed tail
All of Texas

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