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Offline Bill W

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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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Re: Dove
« 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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Re: Dove
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 05:42:52 AM »
Why do we dislike them so much?
Lead em if they're running.

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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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Re: Dove
« 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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Re: Dove
« 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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Re: Dove
« 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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Re: Dove
« 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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Re: Dove
« 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.

 

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