Mourning Doves ??????

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Mourning Doves ??????

Postby brooks264 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:21 pm

Going on mid-April, and no Mourning Doves :no: seen migrating/nesting into my SE Colo area. Over the past four years, I have watched a Eurasian dove pair, 2006, expand into a 19 bird flock in spring 2010. They love one particularly knarly cottonwood in my area. And that's only one tree! :huh: Anyway, I'm worried, the Mourning dove is indigenious to my area, Eurasians are not, have you seen any Mourning doves migrating/nesting , in your area, or just Eurasians??? Colorado is very liberal on Eurasian Collared hunting bag limits, if this population increase into the west continues, maybe we need to, as hunters/conservationist, focus on reducing the Eurasian Collared numbers during dove season.

Keep your eyes to the dove skies!

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Re: Mourning Doves ??????

Postby dukhnter7 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:17 pm

I have started to see a few mourning doves coming around. We shot somwhere around 200 doves opening day last year and 60% of those were eurasions.
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