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#3289127 - 07/11/13 11:55 PM Who's ready for dove?
catman529
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Been seeing a lot of doves on power lines and loafing around lately. Can't wait to start shooting at them. Pretty soon I will be shooting some skeet, so I am not a complete waster of shells this fall. I'd like to hit a dove more than 1 in 10 times. lol
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#3289144 - 07/12/13 12:57 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: catman529]
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Heck yes I'm ready been seeing a lot in the cut wheat fields. Can't wait.
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#3289156 - 07/12/13 04:46 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: deerhunter10]
mike243
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Will start buying shells soon.been seeing the #s on the lines pu latley also.we had poor hatch about 3 years ago due to storms.never seen so many eggs & nests on the ground before
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#3289333 - 07/12/13 09:20 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: mike243]
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I'm a little worried. My dove field looks a bit immature to be ready for opening day.
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#3289348 - 07/12/13 09:29 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: drrxnupe]
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I'm definitely ready even though I'll probably only get to go once
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#3289369 - 07/12/13 10:06 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: easy45]
caretaker
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oh yea. love to dove hunt. love to shoot at em can't hit em but love to shoot at em.
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#3289414 - 07/12/13 10:44 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: caretaker]
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I think i'll go to the beach labor day weekend..
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#3289534 - 07/12/13 01:11 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: pressfit]
Coldone
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I'm ready! Just bought a mossberg maverick 88 with 28" barrel.
Getting close to the best time of the year, football and hunting!

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#3289612 - 07/12/13 02:33 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Coldone]
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I am, only went once when I was invited to go to a friends field. Hope I can find a place this year!
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#3289737 - 07/12/13 05:24 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: BuckHunter511]
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I planted sun flowers for doves and thought they would be ready by mid to late august but, their going to be ready way to early. I doubt they will still be standing by then.

I use feed grade wheat (which means I can use 1.5 X more seeding rate and still be legal) in my sweet corn fields and we usually have a good hunt but, I wanted to use sunflowers as well.
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#3290922 - 07/14/13 09:16 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: catman529]
Mud Creek
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I am!! Been seein quite a few around here, a ton of quail to..Seen 3 walkin through my backyard the other day, all over the fields. Havent seen that many quail in 10-15 years.
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#3299592 - 07/23/13 09:52 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Mud Creek]
sfredneck23
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Cant wait for opening day! There's a cut wheat field around my neighborhood, I seen about 300 on the power lines this morning. Sure wish I could hunt it!
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#3300032 - 07/23/13 06:05 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Coldone]
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Ready!!
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#3304867 - 07/28/13 05:04 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Coldone]
Henke3663
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 Originally Posted By: Coldone
I'm ready! Just bought a mossberg maverick 88 with 28" barrel.

I have and use the same shotgun it has proved to be success against dove. Best of luck this season.

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#3305092 - 07/28/13 09:00 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Henke3663]
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I am ready, 5 fields totaling 26.5 acres, all fields are about 85%clean of weeds/grasses, we will cure the weed/grass problem with one more spraying of 2 chemicals, fields are drawing plenty of birds as I type, will be buying 100 boxes of Winchester AA's as soon as Bass Pro has the sale around the first of August
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#3313313 - 08/06/13 08:47 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Chaneylake]
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Ready, field is loaded and has been and we haven't did a thing. Fortunate to have a spot the birds just like. Hoping for another year like last year, I killed 3 limits in 3 days, 29 shells, 38 shells and 25 shells. Made my reloading a little overkill since I have a pile of 1 oz. 20 ga number 9's and 8-1/2 shot loaded.
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#3313324 - 08/06/13 09:00 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Headhunter]
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Ready! Getting nervous about our field. It's a little green. Usually we are worried about them cleaning out the field before the season opens, this year we are afraid it wont have them coming in in time.

Looks like I'll be pumping this year, the 1100 is down for the count. The little weld (or silver solder) that is on the barrel at the gas port is broken... second time this has happened. About every third or fourth shot won't cycle, too much gas escaping.
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#3313623 - 08/06/13 01:51 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter
Ready! Getting nervous about our field. It's a little green. Usually we are worried about them cleaning out the field before the season opens, this year we are afraid it wont have them coming in in time.

Looks like I'll be pumping this year, the 1100 is down for the count. The little weld (or silver solder) that is on the barrel at the gas port is broken... second time this has happened. About every third or fourth shot won't cycle, too much gas escaping.
sounds like me.... Too much gas escaping...
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#3319117 - 08/11/13 12:15 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: blountcountyboy]
buckhunter42
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yep purchased 12 & 20 ga. shells last week , and my 10 yr old son his own bucket to sit on this year ....cant wait to get the season going..
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#3319834 - 08/12/13 12:04 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: buckhunter42]
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looking for 16 ga shells and i'll be ready.
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#3320735 - 08/12/13 08:11 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: stik]
timberjack86
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I hope it dries up a little so the farmers can get the corn out.
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#3321687 - 08/13/13 04:05 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: timberjack86]
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I'm definitely ready - I hope the corn is!
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#3321819 - 08/13/13 06:21 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Hunter 257W]
mike243
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seen a lot of tall corn this year,field would be a muddy mess rite now if they went into them,stuff might rot on the stalk if it don't stop soon
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#3322221 - 08/13/13 11:21 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: mike243]
catman529
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where I dove hunt, they don't cut the corn until after the first dove season anyway. I hunt over standing corn. Last year the field had some bare spots in the middle, which the doves loved. this year there was no dry weather and the corn is thick and tall, so that may be a little different. I still expect to see a few doves, and some pigeons from the nearby barn. Can't wait
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#3322641 - 08/14/13 10:45 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: catman529]
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Checked yesterday afternoon. Corn everywhere, which can be bad if they all get cut at the same time.

Looked like one farmer had done a test cutting once around one of the fields. Lots of doves around a feed lot, which got me pumped.

Hope everyone has a barrel-melter or two!

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#3322662 - 08/14/13 11:02 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: PalsPal]
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Cant Wait!Ordered a new battery powered decoy to go with the Mojo. Have to cut some strips in the millet this weekend. Does anyone think a fake powerline is something needed? I have plenty of trees around the field.
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#3322832 - 08/14/13 01:43 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: chadperr]
sfredneck23
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Sunflower is cut and the wheat is next on the list! I had about 100 doves yesterday evening, looking forward to the group within the next 2 weeks.
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#3333744 - 08/23/13 10:37 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: stik]
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now we got his hunter safety class done ...ready for dove season now bring it on
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#3333847 - 08/24/13 04:37 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: chadperr]
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 Originally Posted By: chadperr
Cant Wait!Ordered a new battery powered decoy to go with the Mojo. Have to cut some strips in the millet this weekend. Does anyone think a fake powerline is something needed? I have plenty of trees around the field.
I made a fake power line last year.I will take it again this year.fun to watch them come in to land on it lol
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#3343359 - 09/01/13 07:31 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: mike243]
Henke3663
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Got everything ready... Gun,shells,bucket,and dove belt...but here we are on the morning of opening day and it is raining like crazy. Lord please let the rain give way in time for the Noon opening. Who knows might be a blessing in disguise.
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#3343450 - 09/01/13 08:39 AM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Henke3663]
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i actually had really good luck during rain last year.
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#3344017 - 09/01/13 07:55 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: 93civEJ1]
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I actually got to shoot my gun this year!!! Ten shots! Hit 7 - recovered 6. Best Opener I've had in years and years. Pitiful, huh? No corn equals no doves. Got some corn that's due to be combined in the next couple weeks though so there is still hope.
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#3345008 - 09/02/13 07:21 PM Re: Who's ready for dove? [Re: Hunter 257W]
Henke3663
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So the rain ended up working out. The birds were flying pretty good.
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