I haven't hunted dove for a year or two but want to get out this year. The place we used to go (the plateau above Mayberry Park) was deemed "congested area" quite a while ago. The south face of Peavine has also been locked off to the first or second ridge. Any suggestions that are close to Reno?
Can't wait. Have 50 acres of oats... One more cut and then I can get a figure of birds.. Tired of not having water.. It should be a warm one as usual.. Thank God that Bison Fire didn't take it all out. Came within 1/2 mile of taking it all away! Moved all the sprinklers for the fields around the main house, just in case. But luckily our fire fighters got it out!
Im getting real excited. i've been seeing a bunch of ringed turtle doves hanging around my backyard for the last few months and ive never seen them around these parts before. Anyone else seeing any big doves around your areas lately?
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No more hunting in the Reno and Sparks areas any more with the new Washoe area shotgun shooting areas. They even put the screws to the Eagle canyon road area, so learn or ask where it is legal to shoot now. I hunted the east side hills of Sparks but the roads have locked gates now............ 10 miles out of town is about as good as it gets...................if not on private land. Red Rock is down the tubes, so better get used to putting more gas into the tank and getting up a little earlier. Don't forget the hip #
A lot of areas close to town or buildings that we hunted last year have been posted by either the Sheriff or the Fish & Game dept. due to complaints or their "Guesstaments" that it was not safe or needed to come to a halt.
Some roads just had Huge Boulders placed to prevent getting into an area, if not posted.
Old man had to climb in the shower to cool off.............then take care of the few birds I kept. Only five, no one else likes them . Tried my 1oz. reloads with reclaimed #8 at 1290 fps............... They SUCK!! Lots of cripples and no dog. Had quite the work out today since all birds were pass shooting, my water hole was dry this year. I ended up between the water areas and roosting trees, plus I never had a shot closer than 35 yards.
My close to home area was posted and this other area was 11.7 miles farther up the road to a turn off and had to hit the dusty back roads to get into an area to try and get into the birds. A few hunters out but managed to find a place away from them all and lode up the old A-5 Browning and went about 50 yards away from the Jeep and hunkered down behind a large dead tree for some cover . Good view of the valley below and the Pinions above. Some guys started shooting around 7:20 but I did not see my first bird until 9:30am and at 10:10 . After 15 shells I finally scratched out my 5th bird.
Foothills north of Reno are pretty tuff................but there are birds.