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Dove report?
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:14:36 AM »
Anybody been keeping tabs on the dove numbers? Have these couple of rain/cooling events in the basin sent them packin already? I will be out for some scouting Fri/Sat just curious what folks are seeing to this point. Thanks! Have fun out there this weekend!
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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 07:30:32 AM »
Doesnt seem like I have seen as many on the farm in the past couple weeks as usual. Tri-Cities area.

I often wonder if the numbers are better when there is more wheat planted on the irrigated farms. Not much wheat grown this year due to low prices.

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 08:45:44 AM »
I'm not seeing the numbers I see in previous years here in the Palouse in the areas I hunt. It seemed to thin out last week when we had a couple of cold days.

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 09:25:17 AM »
The report I got from the Yakama reservation ares is - it's not looking very good this year.  :(

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 09:53:09 AM »
Very low compared to most years around our parts
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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 10:08:47 AM »
Thanks for the info so far! I half expect a down year since the summer weather has not been typical but I had not realized the wheat production was down too. I will give it a scout anyway and see what I can find. Good luck all!
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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 10:43:05 AM »
Not seeing many mourning doves Chelan/Douglas/Okanogan counties.  Lots of resident Eurasian collared doves though.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 02:32:40 PM »
DEAD!!  Saw maybe 6 high flyers around my area.  Will go out again this evening and give it one more shot. 

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 03:53:30 PM »
Numbers are down in our area but we managed to get a decent shoot in this am. Headed out again this evening. Good luck everyone!!!!

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 05:26:19 PM »
We had a decent hunt this AM. Not limits but still fun. Birds are around but no big concentrations on any public ground I could find. There was not much shooting in the surrounding area at all though. The pup has a limp so I won't be back out this evening. Good luck all!
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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2019, 08:50:11 PM »
I went out this morning (Tri-Cities Area). We saw a few along the road and on power lines, but we never had a single shot. Depressing been waiting months for this day.

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2019, 08:59:15 PM »
From the sounds of things, I cant complain about todays hunt. Between three people we shot 24 birds.... Palouse country

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 10:26:28 PM »
3 hunters took 30 birds in the morning hunt with plenty of misses. it was my daughters first dove hunt and she hit a double banded bird worth $100 according to the golden band. 2 of the birds I shot where banded as well but not golden bands. Numbers seem a little low this year but i have noticed that sometimes the opener is lighter than the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 06:51:18 AM »
My son & I knocked down a few opening morning. Was constant birds for the first 20 minutes of shooting hours, and then it was over. Gave it another hour and only got one more bird.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Dove report?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 07:30:03 AM »
Very few compared to normal this year.....about 98% Eurasian..

 


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