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Law of diminishing returns #7284194 09/12/18 04:05 AM
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At what point in the dove hunting season do you call it quits and move on to other outdoor adventures? I hit mine today when I only saw a dozen birds this evening (and shot 3.) The same field produced limits opening weekend, and half limits this past Saturday.

At least it was a nice sit and a great view.


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7284197 09/12/18 04:10 AM
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Weather and other things have kept me from dove hunting yet. Will get a couple hunts in this coming weekend.

I usually get my dove hunting fix pretty quick. I prefer shooting mammals.

Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7284229 09/12/18 10:25 AM
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Beautiful picture up If the field is close, I would now only hunt when I see decent numbers of birds either flying by or on the electric lines.

Maybe a good cold front might push some MIGS your way and the fun will start all over?

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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7284238 09/12/18 10:58 AM
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You're fortunate. I haven't seen a dozen birds in 3 hunts combined.

I'm not done yet.


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7284426 09/12/18 02:05 PM
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No such thing as diminishing returns in my book unless there is something better to hunt simultaneously... Always great to get out even when slow. Sometimes I'll just sit there and let birds fly by just to take in the moment and relax.


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: BuckRage] #7284442 09/12/18 02:13 PM
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Heading to the Nooner ranch this afternoon. It's set up pretty well to have birds no matter what.


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7284443 09/12/18 02:17 PM
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We have water standing in the fields in every direction, food sources are also everywhere. I will take the water anytime, so no complaints from me.


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7286202 09/14/18 02:01 AM
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I prolly won't make a dove hunt this season, which is very rare for me as it is one of my favorite things to do.

I'm ok with it though, bad weather for the 2nd year in a row has put the kibash on the birds here

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TT85: how much rain have you gotten on your place in Zavala?

Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7286460 09/14/18 01:20 PM
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Teal season opens this weekend so itís time to move on, will shoot at doves if they are flying though.


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: SapperTitan] #7286468 09/14/18 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Weather and other things have kept me from dove hunting yet. Will get a couple hunts in this coming weekend.

I usually get my dove hunting fix pretty quick. I prefer shooting mammals.


Birds are mammals.

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If I recall from biology class (50+ years ago) an animal has to have mammary glands to be a mammal.

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Originally Posted By: JJH
If I recall from biology class (50+ years ago) an animal has to have mammary glands to be a mammal.


You've never drank dove milk? Sure is refreshing on a hot day in the field.

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If I recall from biology class (50+ years ago) an animal has to have mammary glands to be a mammal.


Birds aren't mammals. Stupid birds.

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Havent been yet, probably wont go.


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3 limits in 3 hunts were easy at valdina (north of dhanis) and nooners place by mummes in hondo. The valdina is a great experience.


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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
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Weather and other things have kept me from dove hunting yet. Will get a couple hunts in this coming weekend.

I usually get my dove hunting fix pretty quick. I prefer shooting mammals.


Birds are mammals.


Mammals give birth to live young.

Ever seen bird eggs?

Chickens are birds.

Some people eat their eggs...


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Re: Law of diminishing returns [Re: dkershen] #7287463 09/15/18 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
At what point in the dove hunting season do you call it quits and move on to other outdoor adventures? I hit mine today when I only saw a dozen birds this evening (and shot 3.) The same field produced limits opening weekend, and half limits this past Saturday.

At least it was a nice sit and a great view.


What a view to start the day, cup of coffee and that view would sure set my day. Haven't went dove hunting in a couple years, few birds around here until November last 2 seasons. Have a few around the house, but not enough land to hunt them really anyway


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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Weather and other things have kept me from dove hunting yet. Will get a couple hunts in this coming weekend.

I usually get my dove hunting fix pretty quick. I prefer shooting mammals.


Birds are mammals.

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Opening weekend is all I got in this year. Left for a week long hunt and will be getting ready for bow season, so dove get pushed aside. If I could get out though, I would.


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TT85: how much rain have you gotten on your place in Zavala?


I think around 4Ē as of Thursday. Havenít got an update for today

I donít go out there much anymore. Last time I think was November of 2016

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Weather and other things have kept me from dove hunting yet. Will get a couple hunts in this coming weekend.

I usually get my dove hunting fix pretty quick. I prefer shooting mammals.


Birds are mammals.


Mammals give birth to live young.

Ever seen bird eggs?

Chickens are birds.

Some people eat their eggs...


The platypus, sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia.


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Usually, mammals give live birth, but all mammals nurse their young and have some amount of hair. There are some other qualifications, but birds are not mammals. Bats are mammals but not birds.


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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
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Weather and other things have kept me from dove hunting yet. Will get a couple hunts in this coming weekend.

I usually get my dove hunting fix pretty quick. I prefer shooting mammals.


Birds are mammals.


Mammals give birth to live young.

Ever seen bird eggs?

Chickens are birds.

Some people eat their eggs...


The platypus, sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia.


Congratulations, you found one mammal, on the entire earth, that lays eggs, against thousands of others. I'll order some cookies for you. What is the address to send them to?


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