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Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area #7257915 08/16/18 02:34 PM
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Can anyone give me a report from the Graford area on dove numbers lately?

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7258950 08/17/18 05:43 AM
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Im 10 miles north of mineral wells on 281 and I'm not seeing very many birds at all. I have sunflowers and just seeing a few here and ther.


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Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7259136 08/17/18 01:35 PM
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I sure wouldnít drive all the way from the Metroplex to hunt over here. Iím hardly seeing any.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7259220 08/17/18 02:22 PM
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Drove out to that area yesterday to scout some public land. Maybe saw 5 or 6 dove. Not worth the almost 2 hour drive from DFW.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7259335 08/17/18 03:38 PM
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still got 2 weeks... and another "cold" front coming. Should push some more birds down I would hope. Keep us posted on what you're seeing.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7259490 08/17/18 06:05 PM
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Are y'all counting on northern birds for the season opener?


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Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: reeltexan] #7259501 08/17/18 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan


Are y'all counting on northern birds for the season opener?


Right. That is usually October for me.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Leonardo] #7259508 08/17/18 06:19 PM
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Are y'all counting on northern birds for the season opener?


Right. That is usually October for me.

Yep, second front on Oct. Also brings down a ton of BWT a couple weeks too late.


Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7261488 08/19/18 10:41 PM
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Any reports from this weekend on new activity?

Maybe these mild fronts will get them moving?

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7261535 08/19/18 11:21 PM
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I went through Newcastle today and they were pretty thick.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7262775 08/21/18 12:20 AM
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but.....Graford hasn't had any good numbers since the fire of 2011. It has progressively gotten worse every year to the point we didn't even hunt there last year.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Dove Weed] #7263152 08/21/18 12:24 PM
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Dove Weed- We have a lease just outside of Graford. It was good to fair last year and we will be returning this year. We're hoping for better results this year.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7263294 08/21/18 03:18 PM
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The young birds are not out of the nest yet, don't get in such a big hurry. up

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7263494 08/21/18 07:12 PM
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this ain't saying much but there were 30 dove suddenly at my house in Dallas this morning behind the "cold" front that pushed through. Haven't seen a dove here in quite a while. They probably just pushed down from McKinney..but hey, that's something...

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7264455 08/22/18 06:38 PM
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Anyone know about Hamilton area? My uncle runs the family ranch but he always tells me he never notices birds. He's a rancher, not a hunter!

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7266241 08/24/18 03:07 PM
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Any new reports out in the Graford area?

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I have hunted this area for the last 30 yrs. very few sunflowers. The fields have been striped the grass so short you can hardly see the the difference maybe 1 dove per mile. Donít see any food to attract them !, Sad.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7267433 08/25/18 11:31 PM
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I'm starting to see activity up in far northwest Fort Worth. I saw groups of five and 10 or so this morning. Fingers crossed it increases.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7268049 08/26/18 06:44 PM
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Hunter 64 - good luck on your lease. Still not sure why HRR is leasing your field and not ours since they are basically the same field. I have not seen hardly any dove yet.


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Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7268059 08/26/18 07:02 PM
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Halfadozen-I really don't know what to expect this year with the dry conditions.

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Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7268707 08/27/18 02:33 PM
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Was anyone out in the Graford area over the weekend that may have an updated dove report?

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7270304 08/28/18 07:39 PM
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Hunter 64 - If I can find an hour tomorrow I will run up to your lease and check it out but it would be around mid-day. I can at least give you an update on your field conditions.


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Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7270806 08/29/18 11:48 AM
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Oh that would be cool. I haven't had the time to get up there. And I'm not as close as you are to that place. You certainly do not have to do that.

Re: Dove numbers in the Graford Texas area [Re: Hunter 64] #7271289 08/29/18 07:47 PM
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Any new reports in the Graford Area? Any birds being spotted?

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Any new reports in the Graford Area? Any birds being spotted?

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