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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?

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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.

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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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Re: Dove
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2017, 11:06:27 AM »
saw a bunch of dead doves earlier this morning and an even larger number we wanted to see dead.

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2017, 08:25:53 PM »
Had a good shoot this evening!!!

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Re: Dove
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2017, 09:32:55 PM »
I kill every Eurasian collared dove I have a chance at. 3 fewer in my yard this year, and many left to remove...It's sad to see how much they have spread in just a short amount of time. My first edition of the Sibley's bird guide, published in '03, shows their distribution limited to the SE and lower-central Midwest. The second edition, published last year I think, shows them distributed across the entirety of the lower 48. Now if I could only convince my mother-in-law to let me shoot them on her property...

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Re: Dove
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2017, 06:24:54 PM »
Someone got access to my neighbors field this morning and I bet purt near melted their barrels.   Die Eurasians die!  :hunt2:
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 05:42:52 AM »
Why do we dislike them so much?
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Re: Dove
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2017, 07:09:13 AM »
Got the pup on a few dove.  He is figuring it out.
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Re: Dove
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2017, 01:06:19 PM »
First time hunter went to Moses Lake last Saturday and saw very few doves in the areas my "teacher" took me. He said it was the worst opening he had experienced for dove. I would very much like to continue hunting on the west side of the mountains where I live (Yelm area) so I don't have the travel vs. success scenario going on. Any successes or possible locations over here?

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2017, 01:36:47 PM »
Got the pup on a few dove.  He is figuring it out.

if you have brush around where you are hunting, toss some of the dead ones in the brush and have the pup root them out.  Or tie a string to a leg and lay a trail for the pup to nose out.

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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 01:38:16 PM »
First time hunter went to Moses Lake last Saturday and saw very few doves in the areas my "teacher" took me. He said it was the worst opening he had experienced for dove. I would very much like to continue hunting on the west side of the mountains where I live (Yelm area) so I don't have the travel vs. success scenario going on. Any successes or possible locations over here?

Friday had way more doves out than Saturday.  I think the Friday shooting shifted them to a different nearby area.

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Re: Dove
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 02:47:57 PM »
I wonder how much the smoke affects them. I had plenty flying in on Saturday and Sunday and then nothing on Monday. Monday the smoke started to roll in but didn't seem that bad.

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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2017, 02:50:49 PM »
First time hunter went to Moses Lake last Saturday and saw very few doves in the areas my "teacher" took me. He said it was the worst opening he had experienced for dove. I would very much like to continue hunting on the west side of the mountains where I live (Yelm area) so I don't have the travel vs. success scenario going on. Any successes or possible locations over here?

Friday had way more doves out than Saturday.  I think the Friday shooting shifted them to a different nearby area.

That was definitely a thought we had. While we were driving there were some widely dispersed and maybe like one or two were on the power lines. Tons of duck though. We were wondering if it was the extended hot weather, or maybe even the smoke. I might have to wait for other birds to open up to get some good action in. Sadly we have 2 pairs of eurasians eating up the bird seed from my wife's feeders. I saw the way they were laughing at me.

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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2017, 06:37:54 PM »
We got into the dove and had an amazing shoot.  Both my Son and I limited out.  There were as many birds as I've ever seen in WA. 

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« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2017, 07:49:16 PM »
Fishnfowler, have you been able to return to your home with the nasty fire going on?

Hope all is well and nice to hear you had a good dove shoot prior to the shock of having to leave..
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Re: Dove
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2017, 07:06:37 AM »
Iím still looking for a decent place to shoot a few dove.  They seem to stick to private property; seen several large flocks roosting in someoneís front yard.