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Dove
« on: August 23, 2017, 08:09:31 AM »
I'm not seeing many here on the West side of the state.  Are they showing up yet elsewhere?


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Re: Dove
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:20:00 AM »
I dont see many here around my place in the Tri City area either. In fact, I swear Im seeing more and more eurasian doves though.

Theres certain places that I drive by every day where usually the doves will be lined up on the powerlines. Not this year, very few birds.

Not very many quail either for that matter...and forget about pheasant, cant remember if I have seen one all summer.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 08:41:09 AM »
We drove from Leavenworth to Spokane last week and saw a ton of them.  We crossed at Wenatchee and went north to cut across at Eatonville.  Lot of dove flying around.
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Re: Dove
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 08:49:29 AM »
Im inundated with them.   Hundreds of Eurasian.   
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Re: Dove
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 08:53:47 AM »
Im inundated with them.   Hundreds of Eurasian.
Yeah, those are all over.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 08:53:55 AM »
I've been working towards Dayton, wow, this is as many as I've seen in years.  Maybe 2000 or so was the last time I've seen this many.   :tup:
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Re: Dove
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 08:54:59 AM »
can you shoot Eurasian on site, 365?
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Re: Dove
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 08:58:37 AM »
can you shoot Eurasian on site, 365?

Yes- but you need a license.
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Re: Dove
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
Seems there is more Eurasian Dove this year than any year I've paid attention. Suckers need some thinning for sure!
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Re: Dove
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 09:47:12 AM »
If I were to drive over from Tacoma, is there a public area one would recommend to have a good chance at seeing some doves?  Do you just look for them on power lines and sit down in a field hoping they'll fly by?  Or do you look for water, or?  Not sure the best way to target them. 

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Re: Dove
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 10:48:08 AM »
If I were to drive over from Tacoma, is there a public area one would recommend to have a good chance at seeing some doves?  Do you just look for them on power lines and sit down in a field hoping they'll fly by?  Or do you look for water, or?  Not sure the best way to target them.

I scout and look where their water source is then I set up decoys in the area. Seems to work out pretty good for me.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 11:55:41 AM »
Wenatchee valley is loaded with doves. Half dozen sitting on my fence as I type this. They like to tease my dogs
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Re: Dove
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2017, 12:03:41 PM »
Im inundated with them.   Hundreds of Eurasian.

Kill em, eat em. repeat

I've been working towards Dayton, wow, this is as many as I've seen in years.  Maybe 2000 or so was the last time I've seen this many.   :tup:

Got permission to a field?

I cant freaking wait! 

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Re: Dove
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 12:12:42 PM »
We have Eurasian collared doves coming to our little pond everyday. Wife won't let me hunt and gather in the backyard though. We both like to watch them come in while we're sitting right there. They are a pretty bird.
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Re: Dove
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »
Can hardly wait

Find water, roosting trees, feed

Set up in between and bring at least 2 boxes of shells

Kill all the eurasians. Invasive species that drive out native birds


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Re: Dove
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2017, 12:44:19 PM »
Great picture, Ribka. Your lab needs to be brushed!  :chuckle:
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Re: Dove
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2017, 01:11:26 PM »
can you shoot Eurasian on site, 365?
I think i read the other day that you can hunt them year round

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Re: Dove
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2017, 03:40:45 PM »
We're headed to  Moses lake area for the first time. Usually go to Yakima but they closed the yakama nation campground so trying something new. Hopefully it's not all posted

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Re: Dove
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 04:14:31 PM »
We're headed to  Moses lake area for the first time. Usually go to Yakima but they closed the yakama nation campground so trying something new. Hopefully it's not all posted

they are around here, I walked out my door and about 30-40 of them flew off my driveway

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Re: Dove
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 04:59:02 PM »
I'll be hunting Moses Lake also.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 11:45:17 PM »
If I were to drive over from Tacoma, is there a public area one would recommend to have a good chance at seeing some doves?  Do you just look for them on power lines and sit down in a field hoping they'll fly by?  Or do you look for water, or?  Not sure the best way to target them.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2017, 07:22:21 AM »
We have Eurasian collared doves coming to our little pond everyday. Wife won't let me hunt and gather in the backyard though. We both like to watch them come in while we're sitting right there. They are a pretty bird.

Kind of where we were at until two pairs turned into 500-1000 birds.   
A couple guys came out and contributed to the blasting.   We have thinned them drastically. 
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Re: Dove
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2017, 07:46:46 AM »
can you shoot Eurasian on site, 365?
I think i read the other day that you can hunt them year round

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They are considered a predatory bird. You do need a hunting license.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=220-400-030

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=220-416-040

Hunting predatory birds.

(1) HUNTING PREDATORY BIRDS:

(a) It is unlawful to hunt for or take predatory birds without a hunting license except as allowed under RCW 77.36.030.

(b) Crows and magpies: It is permissible to take crows during established hunting seasons and crows or magpies when found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance provided that none of the birds, or their plumage, be offered for sale.

(c) All other predatory birds may be hunted throughout the year.

(2) SALE OF PREDATORY BIRDS: It is permissible to sell starlings, house sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, and rock doves for the purposes of falconry and lawful to sell rock doves and Eurasian collared doves for the purposes of bird dog training.

(3) POSSESSION OF PREDATORY BIRDS: It is permissible to take from the wild and possess live starlings, house sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, and rock doves for purposes of falconry and Eurasian collared doves and rock doves for purposes of bird dog training.

(4) RELEASE OF LIVE PREDATORY BIRDS: It is permissible to release Eurasian collared doves and rock doves for the purposes of bird dog training or falconry without a permit.
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Re: Dove
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2017, 07:48:48 AM »
Some people around my place have been shooting the Eurasians with their pellet guns. (can't remember who).  Makes for great sport so I'm told. There are getting to be more and more of them coming into my feeder, out about 30 yards from my back deck.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 08:07:30 AM »
I've seen more doves than normal....



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