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Doves

Postby Displaced_Vol » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:25 am

Y’all got any doves down there in TN?
Our opener is usually a barn burner but definitely not this year. Some folks shot a few but I never even went out in the field. We’ll try again this weekend but prospects don’t look too hot.
Just curious how it’s been for everyone else and where the birds might be?
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Re: Doves

Postby PalsPal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:53 pm

Our bird numbers were down Tuesday. We got some shooting but nothing like it usually is.

My dad and I went to another place late this afternoon and got 13 between us.

Going back to the field we hunted the opener in the morning.

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Re: Doves

Postby MickThompson » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:47 pm

Things really slacked off for us at the "golden hour" on opening day. It wasn't a bad hunt and I took full advantage of several chip shot misses.
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Re: Doves

Postby Displaced_Vol » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:01 am

10-4 thanks for the feedback guys. Don’t know that we’ll do any better tomorrow but it’ll be a good time regardless.
Gotta have years like this every once in a while to appreciate the good ones I reckon.
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Re: Doves

Postby shelbydeer » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:33 am

We hit our limit but took all afternoon, birds were decent however past few years have been much better. This year birds were all very small. We going back this afternoon. We only hunted opening day.
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Re: Doves

Postby Remington700 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:38 pm

We went Tuesday and again today. Neither field had many birds. Nothing is better than a good dove hunt and nothing worse than a bad one. We are trying another field in the morning.
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Re: Doves

Postby PalsPal » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:33 am

shelbydeer wrote:This year birds were all very small. .


This was our experience as well.

Dad and I managed 14 between us Saturday morning, which wasn't too bad considering we were the only ones hunting a big field.

We might try one more time Monday morning. Not sure yet.

I know one thing. With my dad about to turn 79 in November, and his having a close call with Covid in April, I'm just thankful that he recovered to the point of being able to go. We've dove hunted every year, except one when my grandmother was sick, since i was probably 12 (55 now).




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Re: Doves

Postby Displaced_Vol » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:24 pm

Outlook is looking a little better for this afternoon. I can’t help but think we’ve had some new ones come in the last couple days. Still not a bunch but we’ll see how it goes.
Good deal on you & your pops Palspal- we got the kiddo out for a couple hours on Tuesday so he is 2 for 2 on making the dove opener. Hope that one goes for a while.
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Re: Doves

Postby PalsPal » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:52 pm

Displaced_Vol wrote:Outlook is looking a little better for this afternoon. I can’t help but think we’ve had some new ones come in the last couple days. Still not a bunch but we’ll see how it goes.
Good deal on you & your pops Palspal- we got the kiddo out for a couple hours on Tuesday so he is 2 for 2 on making the dove opener. Hope that one goes for a while.


Keep it going.

I don't rememker a lot from my childhood, but I do remember him getting me out of school in 6th grade to go.

Yes, I'm hoping for a migration influx as well. Good luck!
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Re: Doves

Postby Displaced_Vol » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 am

Haha yeah he may have to miss an afternoon of school here in a couple years if it comes down to it.

Happy to say I think we have some new birds in the area. Ended up with a heck of a fun shoot yesterday. Reckon everybody got their limits. We all quit around 5 and they were still coming in and feeding so maybe we’ll get another crack at em
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