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Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:25 pm
by BK9954
Not too many birds flying this morning. I only shot 4. I didn't even see many song birds. There were some groups flying but not many and pretty darn high. Wondering if the storm affected the dove.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:32 pm
by callmefence
Lots of rain always scatters them.
But blame it more on warm weather to the north. You won't see anything but local birds. Until we get a good front.
One good thing . No doves means few fall army worms.. one of those old wife's tales I've found to be spot on.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:56 pm
by TexasBred
Now that y'all mentioned it, I haven't heard a shot all day and the folks down the road are usually wearing them out.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:33 pm
by TN Cattle Man
Raining pretty much here all day in Tennessee... didn't even think about going out hunting today!

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:09 pm
by BK9954
TN Cattle Man wrote:Raining pretty much here all day in Tennessee... didn't even think about going out hunting today!

That sucks, hunting is one of the few pleasures I get to endulge myself in. I don't have time for a lot of friends, nor have the desire. But time alone in the woods, man against animal in their own habitat is the only sport I am into. Opening day deer season rain or shine I am there.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:59 am
by BK9954
HORRIBLE DOVE SEASON!!!!! BARELY SEEING ANYTHING! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:47 am
by bird dog
Last year they didn't really show up on my place until October. Of course no one has any interest in hunting them then.

I went up with the family close to Wichita Falls on Saturday. Plenty of birds there. I shot well Saturday morning, couldn't hit anything in the afternoon. BBQ and beer will do that to you.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:59 am
by BK9954
I don't dove hunt my place in October, I stop 2 weeks before to quiet down for archery season.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:31 am
by slick4591
Friend and his buddy limits out in less than an hour.


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Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:42 am
by callmefence
BK9954 wrote:I don't dove hunt my place in October, I stop 2 weeks before to quiet down for archery season.


Pretty good front coming should bring some birds with it. Gonna have to have some kinda grain field to hunt over. With all the standing water hunting tanks will be futile.
"Plant" some Milo for emergency fall grazing.. ;-) ;-)

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:07 am
by BK9954
callmefence wrote:
BK9954 wrote:I don't dove hunt my place in October, I stop 2 weeks before to quiet down for archery season.


Pretty good front coming should bring some birds with it. Gonna have to have some kinda grain field to hunt over. With all the standing water hunting tanks will be futile.
"Plant" some Milo for emergency fall grazing.. ;-) ;-)

You know it's wierd, after posting my last post, had about 10 flocks of dove fly above in a time frame of 30 minutes, then that was it. My place is a fly zone from farm to farm. All I have on my place is grass, mesquite and a creek, I just have to try to get them when they are going from farm to farm and I use the flying decoys. Been looking for a farm to hunt but I just cant justify to pay to hunt dove. It's all I have seen all week besides local birds. My eyesight is not the best so I bring my daughter to help me spot.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:20 am
by Caustic Burno
callmefence wrote:
BK9954 wrote:I don't dove hunt my place in October, I stop 2 weeks before to quiet down for archery season.


Pretty good front coming should bring some birds with it. Gonna have to have some kinda grain field to hunt over. With all the standing water hunting tanks will be futile.
"Plant" some Milo for emergency fall grazing.. ;-) ;-)


My place was covered up with them until Harvey. Thing is where did they go South is worse shape than we are.
Shot at 10 birds over two hunts pretty pathetic considering you can usually get the barrel too hot to touch.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:27 am
by callmefence
slick4591 wrote:Friend and his buddy limits out in less than an hour.


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Caustic Burno wrote:
callmefence wrote:
BK9954 wrote:I don't dove hunt my place in October, I stop 2 weeks before to quiet down for archery season.


Pretty good front coming should bring some birds with it. Gonna have to have some kinda grain field to hunt over. With all the standing water hunting tanks will be futile.
"Plant" some Milo for emergency fall grazing.. ;-) ;-)


My place was covered up with them until Harvey. Thing is where did they go South is worse shape than we are.
Shot at 10 birds over two hunts pretty pathetic considering you can usually get the barrel too hot to touch.


Looks like they went to Slick's.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:38 am
by slick4591
Those guys were hunting about three miles south of me.

Re: Harvey Affect Dove Season

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:02 pm
by sim.-ang.king
Still plenty in IL, if you're wanting a hunting spot. ;-) Jumped 15 walking past a pond in my pasture.