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Dove Reports #7575555 08/09/19 12:39 AM
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I haven’t been seeing many dove at my place in Young county. Yesterday I drove from Hamlin past Haskell through Throckmorton. They’re planting a lot of milo between Hamlin and Stamford. It was the heat of the day but I saw 4 dove. I drove from Graham to Breckinridge, past Cisco this week and saw some great sunflower fields but very few dove early in the morning. Monday there were a chitload of white wings on a milo field southwest of Denton. What are y’all seeing out there?

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I'm seeing a couple here and there but they're not grouped up yet


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Below average here so far (Breckenridge) but expect more once the fields are mowed,,hopefully. Fields look great, lots of food for them.


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I have been watching the local birds in east texas . Seems like a good hatch this year. I just got home from watching some big goat weed fields that are beginning to ripen and in the last few days numbers have markedly picked up. Hopefully they will keep filtering in. As it stands I am guardedly optimistic for a good opener.


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We bought a place last year in Stonewall county last year and this is our first year to hunt it. We are going to have a !@#$ of a hunt just 40 yards in front of the house. Birds are just piling in like crazy!!!


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literally hundreds around the areas we hunt. Looking to be one of the best seasons on record.

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every year the same stories, we are covered
by the time sept 1st rolls in, where they at? hammer

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Originally Posted by Tbar
We bought a place last year in Stonewall county last year and this is our first year to hunt it. We are going to have a !@#$ of a hunt just 40 yards in front of the house. Birds are just piling in like crazy!!!



What crops are they flocking to? I hunted a broken water line in the driveway out there from the porch once. Hell of a hunt! Killed and grilled at the same time.

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Front is coming mid week; hope to hear better reports soon afterwards.


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Already mowed 3 of my sunflower fields and only had my big 117 acre field left. So I was in the field before the sun was up, didn't see a lot of birds.


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I could shoot a quick limit behind my house, but the City of Mesquite might not happy.

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Originally Posted by Stompy
Already mowed 3 of my sunflower fields and only had my big 117 acre field left. So I was in the field before the sun was up, didn't see a lot of birds.
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my new place east of Olney has plenty of birds on the tank in the evening.

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I’m seeing very few dove off the back porch in young county.

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Montgomery county nearly devoid of doves. I dont understand it, we used to see a lot of nesting birds here. The past couple of years have been nothing.


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Nothing happening around Mason for the 10th year. Nothing much for them to eat anymore.

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They’re getting pretty thick near Seymour. Over the last 3 weeks I’ve noticed quite a few more have shown up. Noticed a few big groups in some popular fields here in north Texas yesterday as well.


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Originally Posted by Stevarino
They’re getting pretty thick near Seymour. Over the last 3 weeks I’ve noticed quite a few more have shown up.

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Will be there this weekend to check it out, too.


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Even though having lots of Birds is a good thing, I'm just looking forward to just getting out of the City for a hunt! cowboy texas


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Originally Posted by Txduckman
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We bought a place last year in Stonewall county last year and this is our first year to hunt it. We are going to have a !@#$ of a hunt just 40 yards in front of the house. Birds are just piling in like crazy!!!



What crops are they flocking to? I hunted a broken water line in the driveway out there from the porch once. Hell of a hunt! Killed and grilled at the same time.


I don't know. They are coming to water on us.


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As others have posted; I think something weird is going on with doves. Maybe being driven out, maybe farming.

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Originally Posted by Huntmaster
As others have posted; I think something weird is going on with doves. Maybe being driven out, maybe farming.

The biggest change I see is that white wings are taking over in a lot of areas. Back in the day they were only in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, then San Antone, now it seems like they're everywhere near bigger cities. Opening weekend two seasons ago I ended up shooting a limit of them in Baylor Co. I wasn't expecting that at all. I see more in my back yard in North TX than I do mourning doves.

Mourning doves definitely shift. 99% of the time the biggest factor is habitat related, it seems pretty random.


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3 weeks ago my place was loaded and in fact I never seen that many there Now there all gone crazy

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every year the same stories, we are covered
by the time sept 1st rolls in, where they at? hammer

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Originally Posted by sallysue
3 weeks ago my place was loaded and in fact I never seen that many there Now there all gone crazy
Well, they didn't come to Coryell county. Slim pickins around here right now.


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