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Dove Opening Rainout

Postby SSG-B » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Anyone else brave he rain today and shoot some Doves? Hunted Hillsdale got a few. My son shot well he said If he can kill some dove in the rain ducks are going to die this year.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby duckdozer » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Would have taken rain for what we had today, the field we were in had about 200 birds inj it last night and they we almost all gone this am, we shot 19 for 4 guys not good. Thinking the north wind moved them around a little and we found them again hopefully they are there in the am!!
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby cONG » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:49 pm

I killed a hard limit of dove today. it just not fun with 40 people on public grown about 4 acres of sunflowers, it just to dangers. Killed 5 on public, than kill my 10 on some private ground that was fun. The 10 I killed, were on a corn field and, I have not seen very many on wheat fields.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby SSG-B » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:12 am

Saw 10 trucks on a 10acre public dove field. Just keep driving. Got three in a nearby corn field.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby Paulinkansas » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:47 pm

Saw about 75 trucks on a 20 acre public field. I stopped, got out of my truck, walked about 5 yards and was showered with pellets. I stopped, turned around and left.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby goodkarmarising » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Sat in my expedition for about 2.5 hours waiting for the rain to let up stepped out in for about 45 minutes, then said the heck with it and went home.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby radfordc » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:21 pm

My buddy and I were on a small public sunflower field with about 12 other guys. There were birds flying and we got a few.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby Jarbo03 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:00 pm

6 of us shot a limit on Saturday, and 5 of us took 60 this morning. Too far west for the rain, was hot, dry and windy. Reached 100 deg today , was 95 when we were cleaning birds. Pup handled it better than I anticipated, stayed close to a water hole and shade,kept him drinking lots of water. This was on WIHA land, did not see any other hunters yesterday and saw 3 today that hunted the other side of the field.
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby SSG-B » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:17 am

Paulinkansas wrote:Saw about 75 trucks on a 20 acre public field. I stopped, got out of my truck, walked about 5 yards and was showered with pellets. I stopped, turned around and left.


That is just like duck hunting public land :yes:
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Re: Dove Opening Rainout

Postby mudpack » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:10 pm

Jarbo03 wrote:6 of us shot a limit on Saturday


Hmmm...let's see; a limit is 15 birds. That means that six of you shot, on average, about two point.......
well, not very many. :lol3:

Was interesting for us as well; found a WIHA on Wed that still had good numbers of birds on Friday. But, come Saturday morning, they were mostly gone. Seven of us got only 63 birds.
Hard to pattern the birds, they are scattered and sporadic. This morning two of us hunted a private pasture that had water in it. Wasn't exactly smokin' hot, but we scratched out two limits by 10AM.
Birds were acting spooky, even on the opening morning. Hot, very hot. Heard very, very little other shooting on Saturday, Sunday (don't even ask about Sunday evening....), or this morning.
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