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Dove Hunts #7893017 07/07/20 04:14 PM
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Not very many postings in THF lease section for dove hunts

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Last year's poor dove numbers/hunting in so many places for so much of the season might have folks gunshy. I know it does me, but always hopeful!


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Re: Dove Hunts [Re: ndhunter] #7894529 07/08/20 06:44 PM
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Yeah me too. It is a little early for the day hunt postings.

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i think the migratory patterns have changed


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Re: Dove Hunts [Re: Buzzsaw] #7895434 07/09/20 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
i think the migratory patterns have changed


Why would you say that? Due to bad year last year?

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Past couple of years have not had a very good hatch is all, that's been the issue in early season. There's always pockets of good birds around, just have to be lucky enough to be in one. The October birds have been pretty decent the past couple of years.


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I normally already have my hunt booked for the 1st by now. Covid is keeping me from making plans. It will likely be the week before opener that I finalize where and whom hunting with. May even just hunt public since it opens on a tuesday this year.


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Originally Posted by 2flyfish4
I normally already have my hunt booked for the 1st by now. Covid is keeping me from making plans. It will likely be the week before opener that I finalize where and whom hunting with. May even just hunt public since it opens on a tuesday this year.

I'm doing the same thing. I haven't been in two years and miss it. Just got tired of paying $$ for a few birds and WAY too many hunters. Last year the weather scared me off, don't like hunting in a muddy rainy field. Too old for that.

Definitely don't mind paying $$ for a couple limits and a decent motel !!!


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Re: Dove Hunts [Re: ndhunter] #7903162 07/16/20 09:36 PM
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I go every year regardless. Love the away time, camping, drinking, hanging out even if it is by myself. Most likely this year I will go alone due to Tuesday it being opening day. With that being said, leave Sunday, camp hang out, cook steaks, fish at the local,lake....love it!

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Dove season has been horrible here the last 3 years.


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Originally Posted by Superduty
I go every year regardless. Love the away time, camping, drinking, hanging out even if it is by myself. Most likely this year I will go alone due to Tuesday it being opening day. With that being said, leave Sunday, camp hang out, cook steaks, fish at the local,lake....love it!

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"[quote=Superduty]I go every year regardless. Love the away time, camping, drinking, hanging out even if it is by myself. Most likely this year I will go alone due to Tuesday it being opening day. With that being said, leave Sunday, camp hang out, cook steaks, fish at the local,lake....love it!"


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Yeah it is fun. Dove is what I got to look forward to right now. It's consuming me LOL

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Hard to imagine we are only about a month away and nobody is arguing about shot size

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or the use of mojos

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I don't about anywhere else but birds are scarce NE of Dallas. The only birds I'm seeing are some resident whitewings.

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Originally Posted by ndhunter
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i think the migratory patterns have changed


Why would you say that? Due to bad year last year?


My buddy that I hunt with every year lives where we hunt. He says many of the farmers in the area have quit planting and the birds just don't come in like they used to. His place still gets some birds but they usually harvest early and the birds are out by the 2nd week of September regardless of pressure. 20 miles east of him there were more birds the last 3 years. One might say they changed migration paths.


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Well this year they planted corn (last 4 years have been cotton) and seeing more birds, so far!!!

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Originally Posted by ndhunter
Hard to imagine we are only about a month away and nobody is arguing about shot size


True, committed dove hunters only use 9 shot in 28 gauge low brass shells and mojos with one wing missing. Everyone else is just farting in the wind.

Will that do? smile


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Originally Posted by jnd59
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Hard to imagine we are only about a month away and nobody is arguing about shot size


True, committed dove hunters only use 9 shot in 28 gauge low brass shells and mojos with one wing missing. Everyone else is just farting in the wind.

Will that do? smile

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Originally Posted by aerangis
I don't about anywhere else but birds are scarce NE of Dallas. The only birds I'm seeing are some resident whitewings.


what general area are you scouting?


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I cannot wait till Aug 31st....got my camping area all set......might even leave the 30th. I need a vacation/hunt/camp!111

Already am packed! Airstream has been polished, sheets washed, fridge cleaned, vacuumed And floors mopped!

Cannot wait!


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The way we all grew up, it’s a right of passage, a Texas tradition.

Bad year or phenomenal, we go. Every year.
Sometimes it’s just for the buddies, the scenery and the dogs.

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I just signed up for my 1st dove lease. They have a field about 5 miles from where I work, so guess I will see what happens.

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Originally Posted by jnd59
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Hard to imagine we are only about a month away and nobody is arguing about shot size


True, committed dove hunters only use 9 shot in 28 gauge low brass shells and mojos with one wing missing. Everyone else is just farting in the wind.

Will that do? smile


Yes, I started to say something about the 28 ga hunters who require 15 or fewer shells for a limit

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