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Re: Dove Reports [Re: LarryCopper] #7578498 08/12/19 09:42 PM
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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.


The Eurasian/collareds are definitely pushing the smaller mourning dove around. I never stop shooting those winged rats.

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Just drove up to OKC. Didn’t see much off 44.

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Plenty of dove in South Texas. Will yall please push more down here before our season starts?

Re: Dove Reports [Re: scalebuster] #7579758 08/14/19 02:07 PM
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For the Past 2.5 months, I have been traveling from West Ft.Worth to Vernon down to Sweetwater/Abilene and back to Ft.Worth and Practically ALL cities in that Triangle and have not seen many birds AT ALL. There are a few pockets here and there of birds but Overall the Numbers of Native Birds are DOWN. Hope this Cool Front pushes a few down.


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Seen a few here in East county. Not many though.


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Re: Dove Reports [Re: scalebuster] #7580026 08/14/19 07:12 PM
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Loaded with ringnecks and whitewings, but I'm in a subdivision. Out where I hunt in Brookshire it's a few here and there. Will just have to wait for a couple more weeks and hope for the best.

Re: Dove Reports [Re: scalebuster] #7580135 08/14/19 09:30 PM
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I'm starting to see a few more. My trip from Weatherford to Granbury every day usually doesn't have many dove but I am seeing more now. It may just be me hoping...


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Saw more than I have been between Throckmorton and Seymour this morning.

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Re: Dove Reports [Re: scalebuster] #7581255 08/16/19 03:52 AM
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Come on STOMPY, lets dress up as doves and lure some in partyon555


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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
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"shoulda been here last week" story of my life

Come on STOMPY, lets dress up as doves and lure some in partyon555

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Saw a big group of White Wings West of Benbrook this morning. First big group of birds I've seen flying outside of the city. Drove to Abline Friday, only as a few Dove; mostly doubles I assume were "local" birds.


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Re: Dove Reports [Re: scalebuster] #7582658 08/18/19 02:41 AM
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This morning east of Anson, would have been a tough one. The sunflower field on this guys place looked good, but there was very little bird activity. Less after shot off some test model rockets.


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Hunted an opening morning several years ago east of Anson. Big commercial sunflower field. We all got limits early. When we were leaving, there were birds sitting on top of the sunflowers.


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Sat our field in Graford from 7pm to dark. Not many birds out. I dunno, it may be like last year. I'm hoping birds get pushed in by opening day. It may end up the second weekend is better than the opener.


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Archer county should be good

Re: Dove Reports [Re: scalebuster] #7583444 08/19/19 04:43 AM
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Nothing here in Northern Williamson/Southern Bell counties. Might as well look else where! roflmao


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About 4 weeks ago my place was loaded and now not good at all Plenty of food and water weird

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its the hurricane hitting galveston next week bang

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Drove out to the Deer Lease this past sat. a.m., Left the West Side of Ft.Worth and Drove to Woodson.- Should have been a Prime Time to see any Bird Activity (7-9 a.m.) and saw a Total of 8 Birds........6 of those were around the Plowed and Sunflower Fields around Metcalf Gap (Hwy 180). Didn't Even seen any going to Water at the Tanks at the Lease. SMH.......Not sure what's going on????


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I guess this upcoming cold front holds all the answers. Doesn’t sound like it will be pushing all the birds out prior to opening day so hopefully it brings ‘em in

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Hey Salty, its looking real good over here at where i live. Good morning dove and late evening been seeing w/ws!!! Opening day well we see. LOL

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Seeing very few around Breckenridge.

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