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Old 04-10-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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Doves from our hunting club near Damon, Texas…

Mourning Dove…




Eurasian Collared Doves...



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Old 04-10-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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White-Winged Doves...





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Old 05-08-2008, 06:45 AM   #3
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so is this a hunting invitation?? i've been wanting to shoot some collared doves, but i never see them out in the country and they are never where i can pop them with a pellet gun in town
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:06 PM   #4
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I'd say 90% of the doves I've shot down here (mostly on a dairy farm) have been Eurasion Collard Doves (we call em ringnecks). They have adapted to the onslaught of urban sprawl very well. They're also mean as hell and I've seen them chase off other birds wherever they are. But, they're good to eat Like shooting little pigeons.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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I only saw a few all winter as I fed the birds constantly for 2.5 months in Midifield.

The most common were those little mexican doves, one occasional visitor was a dove with a distinct black wing array. I dont think I ever saw the white wings. Or maybe I cant tell black from white but I did see a few doves I never saw before.

AQ is their expansion viewed as a possible threat?

They sure are good eating.....
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for posting those.
I have seen all three species here - but only rarely the white wings.

I had a small mourning dove hen get in the pen with my chukar and pheasants and spend the entire winter there. That was a harsh winter and many times I debated whether I should kick her out so that she could fly South. As soon as the weather warmed and the migratory doves returned in Spring a male lured her out and away they went.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:05 AM   #7
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:02 AM   #8
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I had one good shoot this past season south of Moses Lake, Washington. I don't know what species they were, however. I used to hunt with my dad in the Imperial Valley of California every opening day--it was fast and furious and we usually limited out in 30 minutes or so and got out of there as the temp rose to over 100 around 10am.. Had another good shoot with some friends in Mexico, about 30 miles south of Mexicali--you could shoot as fast as you could reload--limit of 25 down there....
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Won't be long before the season opener again!!
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