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#3371374 - 09/23/13 03:27 PM Dove hunting sucked!
catman529
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I dove hunted 4 times and called it quits now since the first season is closing and deer will open this weekend.

I shot at several birds but my shooting didn't improve from last year, despite shooting 3 boxes of shells worth of clay targets. I thought I was getting good with the clay, until I started shooting at the real birds.

But the worst problem was the birds weren't flying that good. I did flush several yesterday that I couldn't get a shot at more than a couple of them. Maybe half the birds I could have shot were flushed, not many were flying on their own. I hunted standing corn 3 times, TWRA dove field once, and cut corn on the last day, all a total of 4 separate days of hunting. Saw doves at all places but never numbers. Only hunted afternoons. Did not kill one single dove. Oh well, anyway my mind is kind of occupied by larger animals with no feathers....
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#3371734 - 09/23/13 08:11 PM Re: Dove hunting sucked! [Re: catman529]
Chaneylake
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you are not hunting the correct spots/fields
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#3371932 - 09/23/13 09:33 PM Re: Dove hunting sucked! [Re: Chaneylake]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
you are not hunting the correct spots/fields
I don't have any good spots. Last year the same fields had a lot more birds flying
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#3375024 - 09/26/13 09:34 AM Re: Dove hunting sucked! [Re: catman529]
chadperr
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We still had em flying this past weekend over millet. Missed more than I care to admit, and my gun was not ejecting the first shell nearly half the hunt, still a good hunt. The only bad thing about this year is that it seems a lot of the dove have been small.
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#3397461 - 10/10/13 11:34 PM Re: Dove hunting sucked! [Re: chadperr]
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Everytime i went dove hunting this year.....its was like being an Earnhardt jr fan.....start out full of hope....ends with anger and disappointment
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#3421257 - 10/26/13 11:31 PM Re: Dove hunting sucked! [Re: Coyote Slayer]
ccovey
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sucks when that happens year to year catman, We used to go out and shoot 8 boxes or so a few times before dove season rolls around. Kind of harder down here unless you have your own property you can shoot on. The thing with clays especially from a stationary launcher is you get used to the speed and rhythm of the clays and that doesn't necessarily translate to birds.
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