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Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? #7917384 07/29/20 05:58 PM
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I did and I know where I'll be on opening day. How 'bout you?


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7917525 07/29/20 08:23 PM
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Unfortunately not. I move to the Austin area in a few weeks and am waiting to scout there.


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7918459 07/30/20 04:32 PM
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I am on some private properties, we have been out checking them for the last few weeks, Kind of changes drastically from day to day.


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: dogcatcher] #7918470 07/30/20 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
I am on some private properties, we have been out checking them for the last few weeks, Kind of changes drastically from day to day.

Exactly. Too early. Can't tell where they want to be four days from now, much less four weeks.


Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7918630 07/30/20 07:36 PM
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With opening day on Tuesday, scouting may be difficult just before the hunt

Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7918675 07/30/20 08:17 PM
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I'm doing all my scouting online this year. Post up where the birds are at yalk


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7919708 07/31/20 08:13 PM
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Its nice to see doves near where you want to hunt but they are the local birds right now. I'm looking to see what is planted around the fields at this point. Its more about that attracts the migration birds then anything else.


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7919719 07/31/20 08:26 PM
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Yup, scouting this early doesn't do much but get you excited or depressed.

2 weeks ago I had 50 dove daily, which is good for bare minimum food. Now, I've got squat, but had new ones show up this morning bc of the front.


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7919754 07/31/20 09:11 PM
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Nope, and I’m not going to scout. Have two properties to hunt and one is afternoon only. I know where I’ll be that morning and I’ll decide if I want to move.



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public hunting one time was enough for me


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: decook] #7921618 08/03/20 12:44 AM
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Too early for scouting. I like to scout a few days before opener.


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Re: Public Dove Hunting, have you done your scouting? [Re: Stump_jumper] #7921872 08/03/20 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Stump_jumper
Too early for scouting. I like to scout a few days before opener.

It gets us out of the house, drove this morning to 2 locations, spent half a day doing what we do best. Nothing.


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I did some yesterday around fate... It's awfully dry which is sometimes good but all the crops are burned up

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Originally Posted by Creek Henry
I did some yesterday around fate... It's awfully dry which is sometimes good but all the crops are burned up

Corn does not make it long in Texas heat. Planted and harvested early. I have not seen any milo fields harvested. I dont think there is nearly as much milo planted as there once was. As a kid growing up around here is was cotton or milo. Now there is more corn and wheat. The dry weather will be good for the wheat fields. Too much rain and it will germinate and be no use to dove. I am not seeing many birds around Fate.


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I did some yesterday around fate... It's awfully dry which is sometimes good but all the crops are burned up

Corn does not make it long in Texas heat. Planted and harvested early. I have not seen any milo fields harvested. I dont think there is nearly as much milo planted as there once was. As a kid growing up around here is was cotton or milo. Now there is more corn and wheat. The dry weather will be good for the wheat fields. Too much rain and it will germinate and be no use to dove. I am not seeing many birds around Fate.



Yes the sorghum crops have all but disappeared in north Texas. I've never wooped dove in corn like milo.

I remember cotton in Rockwall county. Last area I remember was Jacobs planting it in McClendon chisom. It's come back is set areas. See it in Collin hunt Hopkins delta Lamar. Can't believe nobody is planting non Rockwall. But I rarely run through there.

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