Going on my first Dove hunt!

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Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by sam03 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:49 am

I'm going on my first dove hunt this weekend pretty excited. What ammo do y'all shoot? I have a Mossberg 835 that i plan on using. Any advice or helpful tips? Anyone else on here hunting Newberry this coming Saturday?

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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by nachogrande » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:18 am

I bring a 12 gauge & a 20 gauge with a modified choke (bring all of your choke tubes in case birds are flying closer or further), but use the 20 gauge about 95% of the time. 7 1/2 shot size with a high brass shell for me if they are not too much more $, many don't feel it really matters, I wouldn't argue the point. plan on 50-100 shots, so bring plenty of ammo & fluids to keep hydrated, & a chair comes in handy during slow periods. Good luck & keep us updated. :skeet
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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by fishindad » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:56 am

You are going to love it! Doves are alot harder to hit than you expect. They dive a weave pretty quickly. Have fun!
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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by Cr0ck1 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:06 pm

Listen to Nacho and Fishindad. I believe they go every year!


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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by sam03 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:10 am

Only 8 dove where shot and only two in our group of 3. It was fun but wish we has seen more dove.
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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by 30.06 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:16 pm

thats more than we saw on my first dove hunt. i have decided to hunt dove on public land. i t may piss off a few archery hunters but legal is legal.
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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by nachogrande » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:39 pm

You should give it another try IMO. With this cold front I'd bet a lot more birds have since found there way here.
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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by sam03 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:02 am

Ya i plan on it.
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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by Bossman » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:55 am

Sam, I was hunting over the weekend and someone near by had a great dove hunt going on. It sounded like wwIII for quite sometime. That might be a thought, if you don't mind I'll dig around a little bit and see if I can find some info on one of these hunts.

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Re: Going on my first Dove hunt!

Post by sam03 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:08 am

Sounds good bossman thanks
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