texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
t keith, Erluce, farmin ag, Chente, The Man and his Brood
65797 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,380
bill oxner 57,586
stxranchman 55,239
SnakeWrangler 47,196
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics438,080
Posts6,356,978
Members65,797
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Sitting Dove shot? #7570113 08/02/19 09:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 47,196
S
SnakeWrangler Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 47,196
So a dove or two land on a fence, in a tree, or on a highline....shoot or don't shoot? popcorn

Shoot sitting dove....
single choice
Votes accepted starting: 08/02/19 09:53 AM
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.

Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570130 08/02/19 10:58 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,701
S
snake oil Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
S
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,701
Depends on how hungry I am and how good the birds are flying.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570144 08/02/19 11:34 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 305
K
KK30RAR Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
K
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 305
In range their done ✅


Pulsar xq50 trail
Pulsar xq30f Helion
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: snake oil] #7570148 08/02/19 11:38 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,701
S
snake oil Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
S
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,701
Originally Posted by snake oil
Depends on how hungry I am and how good the birds are flying.



In my younger days Skillet Shots were not in my vocabulary!

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570156 08/02/19 12:12 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,388
T
topwater13 Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,388
Definitely depends on how difficult limits are to get that day.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570270 08/02/19 02:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 105
T
takemking Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
T
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 105
Take a few steps, line em up, and pull the trigger every time. Likewise I have no problem with shooting ducks on the water.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570295 08/02/19 03:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,339
B
Black02z28 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
B
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,339
Heck no, always flying. I will let my kiddos do it though.


Golden Oaks Lodge
East Texas Axis and Fallow hunts
https://www.facebook.com/GoldenOaksLodge/
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570305 08/02/19 03:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,883
C
Choctaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,883
Flying for me.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570359 08/02/19 04:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 31,698
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 31,698
If my kiddo or a younger hunter/my wife was there I would absolutely let them at it. If not I would absolutely blast them myself. Sooner I get my limit of dove the sooner I can just enjoy a cold one and conversation with friends/family.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570373 08/02/19 04:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 167
T
TxDiver Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
T
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 167
Growing up, The men I hunted with believed it was bad form to shoot one unless it was flying. I continue to subscribe to that belief.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570399 08/02/19 05:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 31,698
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 31,698
To me hunting is not a sport, it is a way of life and a way to collect your own food. The difficulty of the shot is moot to me.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570403 08/02/19 05:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,750
K
kdub Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
K
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,750
boom

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570463 08/02/19 07:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
L
LarryCopper Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
Gotta practice for turkey season somehow.

rifle aim


Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570510 08/02/19 08:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 539
J
jnd59 Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
J
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 539
I never get close enough to shoot them while on a limb. They always fly first. Maybe that's because I run at them screaming "die you miserable bird, die!" but I'm not sure. It could be my lack of magnetic personality.


No matter how high a duck flies a hammer still breaks a window.
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570541 08/02/19 08:56 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 621
W
Whack n stack Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
W
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 621
flush them up then shoot them while flying.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: TxDiver] #7570557 08/02/19 09:15 PM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 1,198
S
Smokey Bear Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 1,198
Originally Posted by TxDiver
Growing up, The men I hunted with believed it was bad form to shoot one unless it was flying. I continue to subscribe to that belief.


Same for me. When my son got big enough to join us, I passed the same along to him. Along with the understanding if he did not posses the prowess to take them on the wing, I would help him work on his game.

Last edited by Smokey Bear; 08/02/19 09:21 PM.

Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570593 08/02/19 09:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 11,036
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 11,036
Never on a highline.

Last year the only time I got to go I had one dove land in a liveoak about 40 yards out. He was the only dove I saw in ~3 hours. He actually stayed about 30 minutes before taking off. I was hoping he would call and attract some others but it was nasty hot and nothing was flying. For some reason he got a pass but that is rare.

rifle


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570598 08/02/19 09:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 105
L
Lalo Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
L
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 105
"highline" as in power line? I thought we weren't supposed to shoot power lines.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570606 08/02/19 10:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 675
J
jakebunch Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
J
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 675
Absolutely not! That is like fishing with electricity.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570609 08/02/19 10:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 18,983
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 18,983
haven't had to resort to skillet shooting yet. Unlike redchevy, its all for fun to me.

As long as its legal, I got no problem with anyone doing it.


"some people say I got a drinkin problem........I got no problem drinkin at all......."


Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570845 08/03/19 04:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 5,706
S
STXHO Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 5,706
If its legal and safe go for it. A limit is a limit.

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7570860 08/03/19 05:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 16,457
T
Txduckman Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 16,457
No sense in letting the ice melt first... If he is sitting in range, I have already missed 3 times! Time to die and wrap with bacon.

But no on power lines since I have known a few to get popped so those get a scare first. Rancher without power ain't happy!!

Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7571655 08/04/19 04:31 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,630
nak Online Sleepy
Pro Tracker
Online Sleepy
Pro Tracker
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,630
With rare exception....on the wing.


NRA Lifer / Member TSRA
Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: Whack n stack] #7571658 08/04/19 04:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
L
LarryCopper Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
Originally Posted by Whack n stack
flush them up then shoot them while flying.

That is actually what I do instead of the skillet shot. I want my dog(s) to see the flush.


Re: Sitting Dove shot? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7572166 08/05/19 02:43 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 3,226
B
billyhunt Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 3,226
Yep same here, taught on the fly. But i have noticed, cant taste the difference between em!! confused2

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3