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Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) #7995891 10/02/20 05:27 PM
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I saw these in the TPWD outdoor manual as legal game birds with no season and no limit.

Anyone hunt and eat these?

I could make a killing hunting in the Walmart parking lot with a pellet gun!

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7995896 10/02/20 05:31 PM
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Yes, but not the city birds. If you can find them feeding in grain fields, fill your freezer up.

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7995904 10/02/20 05:36 PM
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I've done it a few times. If they're eating grain, its just like a big dove. I keep saying I am going to look into some places to hunt them, but never seem to get around to it.

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7995924 10/02/20 06:05 PM
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Would a city diet be so bad they’re not fit to eat?

I’ve never seen them anywhere in the wild.

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7995961 10/02/20 06:27 PM
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I've eaten them young and old and they're tasty. After eating some adult birds breasted out I regretted not filling the freezer when I've had the chance.

Pan seared rare is the way to go.

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7995978 10/02/20 06:46 PM
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They do look like they got a chunk of meat on em!

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7996000 10/02/20 07:14 PM
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Search YT for recipes, there's a few on there that look good.

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: aerangis] #7996024 10/02/20 07:35 PM
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When I was a kid we shot the stuffing out of them at dairy farms and feed lots.
It's just a big dove and tasty.

Re: Rock Dove (commonly called pigeons) [Re: Tommar] #7998874 10/05/20 03:41 PM
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Most fun you can have with a shotgun.

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