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2022 Dove #8527760 02/09/22 10:55 PM
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may try and get a hunt in this year. I hope it's better than last year. From what i remember it was pretty lackluster.

if anyone had an exceptional hunt, run professionally, list it here please.


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I'm wondering about once they migrate back up this way what kind of native bird nesting year we'll have. The last couple of years has been pretty bad. Hopefully the conditions will be good and reproduction numbers up. I may have to break down and head to south Texas for good numbers. So unpredictable.

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South Texas had good days and bad days...here is a pic from a good day... [Linked Image]

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I hunted public. Managed my first daily limit in south zone. I really like Stompy's business model. He tells it like it is and if I go on a guided hunt for dove, that's where I would go.


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Originally Posted by decook
I hunted public. Managed my first daily limit in south zone. I really like Stompy's business model. He tells it like it is and if I go on a guided hunt for dove, that's where I would go.

VERY TRUE.

Maybe a hunt in the Valley


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I have seen nothing but positive posts about ranger creek, seems like they always have birds, any reports from them last year? If they didn’t have birds last year, it would be a first from what I have seen.

https://rangercreekgoose.com/dove-hunt/?doing_wp_cron=1644599806.5362489223480224609375

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Originally Posted by Guy
I have seen nothing but positive posts about ranger creek, seems like they always have birds, any reports from them last year? If they didn’t have birds last year, it would be a first from what I have seen.

https://rangercreekgoose.com/dove-hunt/?doing_wp_cron=1644599806.5362489223480224609375


I’ve been hunting with Ranger Creek for the last 5 years. They always put you on the birds. Limits every time. This year was different as there just weren’t many birds around. They always work hard and are straight up about expectations.

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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
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I think you're parked in my spot

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Re: 2022 Dove [Re: decook] #8530916 02/14/22 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by decook
I hunted public. Managed my first daily limit in south zone. I really like Stompy's business model. He tells it like it is and if I go on a guided hunt for dove, that's where I would go.

Been selling dove hunts for 21 years and last year was the worst I've seen. Been turning dove fields the past several days and seeing some good groups of birds, I'm hopeful for this year. Just need spring rains to get the sunflowers up.


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if I kill 1 this year, it will be 100% increase from last year....


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Originally Posted by Stompy
Originally Posted by decook
I hunted public. Managed my first daily limit in south zone. I really like Stompy's business model. He tells it like it is and if I go on a guided hunt for dove, that's where I would go.

Been selling dove hunts for 21 years and last year was the worst I've seen. Been turning dove fields the past several days and seeing some good groups of birds, I'm hopeful for this year. Just need spring rains to get the sunflowers up.

Fingers crossed John!


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I've had good hunts with dry creek outfitters, Muddy water outfitters and deked down outfitters out of witchita falls.

I think I'm going to make a trip down to brewster bird hunts this year.


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Definitely the poorest dove season on record for me; had one decent hunt in south Texas early in season but after that - lucky to kill 1 or 2 when usually limits prevailed
Hope this year for a return to normalcy

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All the dove fields are turned as of Friday. Just need a good Spring.
90 acre field
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Fingers crossed for good nesting spring weather. We'll be there opening weekend Stompy. I know if anybody's got birds you will.

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Originally Posted by Stompy
All the dove fields are turned as of Friday. Just need a good Spring.
90 acre field
80 acre
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Nice job!


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I don't care what the state says, the big freeze last year put a hurt on 'em. Slowest season in a long time.

Hoping for a rebound this year.


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Originally Posted by LarryCopper
I don't care what the state says, the big freeze last year put a hurt on 'em. Slowest season in a long time.

Hoping for a rebound this year.


That's my opinion too. And other than a few bright spots out west, it was overall the worst season I remember since I started hunting in the early 80s.

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It was the worst ever.

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I have a group of doves on my place now that have been hanging around since the end of dove season. The group is growing each time I go out there. First count was 8 last count was 25.


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been pretty dry, fields growing?


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Got our field turned over and replanted some milo about 30 days ago... Not a drop of rain on it since.

Not starting off great.

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Originally Posted by Stompy
Originally Posted by decook
I hunted public. Managed my first daily limit in south zone. I really like Stompy's business model. He tells it like it is and if I go on a guided hunt for dove, that's where I would go.

Been selling dove hunts for 21 years and last year was the worst I've seen. Been turning dove fields the past several days and seeing some good groups of birds, I'm hopeful for this year. Just need spring rains to get the sunflowers up.


Stompy, to your credit, you told it exactly like it was from the moment I arrived . . . mother nature threw everyone a knuckleball, you did not inflate anyone's expectations. The fields you provided were perfect - mother nature just had other plans.

Even so, I still put together 2 limits. I will be back for sure!

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