Dove Hunting - Should I Just Give Up?

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Dove Hunting - Should I Just Give Up?

Post by One45 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:50 pm

It appears dove hunting is on the wane so much I may just quit trying to hunt them.
Field from a couple years ago was crap and has now closed-up all together. If anyone
has hunts available please let me know. Got my shottie ready to go. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_32.gif]
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Re: Dove Hunting - Should I Just Give Up?

Post by Nicolas » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:15 pm

It has got to be down to the crops being produced on the land you shoot over, as I have not heard about a decline in Doves, unless you know something different.

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Post by One45 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:21 pm

Nicolas wrote:It has got to be down to the crops being produced on the land you shoot over, as I have not heard about a decline in Doves, unless you know something different.
No probably not a decline in doves; more of a decline in places to hunt them. Now in Argentina and Texas there
are gobs of dove.
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Post by maddawg918 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:43 pm

You got to get up here in the northern part of FL.
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Re: Dove Hunting - Should I Just Give Up?

Post by One45 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:46 pm

maddawg918 wrote:You got to get up here in the northern part of FL.
I know; just trying to get a slot somewhere. I grew up in Fort Walton Beach and we hunted Eglin AFB a lot.
Also had some private land hunts over North of Pensacola and into Lower Alabama on friend's land. There
were a ton of dove back then. I found a place in South Florida which is pay for shoot land. I'd rather head
up to the Panhandle area though. I'm on the "hunt", dove that is.
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Post by MiamiE » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:31 pm

If you plant and mow they will come.

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Post by hueytaxi » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:02 pm

I had to give up feeding birds because of doves and then mice at night.
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Re: Dove Hunting - Should I Just Give Up?

Post by Lilwoody » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:47 am

I quit years ago here in Dade Co. and my Rem LW 20 sits lonely in the safe. Relegated to a round of skeet every now and then. They expanded the bird sanctuary and most private land is posted. The only public land is 50 bucks a day through a FWC lottery. Nothing like what I got use to "in the day". There is no lack of birds, just places to hunt them.

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