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Postby Dirt » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:30 pm

Could someone tell me when teal season starts. My old arse computer
cant download a pdf file. Game & Fish I bet will have the proclamations
out in later september. Seems like they get em out later every year.
I'm looking forward to this season as it looks like it will be good. Lookin
dismal for the doves though.
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Postby randy marci » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:35 pm

september 16th thru the 24th. i went and looked around today and saw a flock of 10 teal in a huntable area :salude: they should be on the move.
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Postby Dirt » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:46 pm

Thanks man.
Yeah it should be good.
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Postby ghostingrey » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:53 pm

I've found a few doves in scouting but not many. Can't wait for teal season. Just got a whistle in the mail :thumbsup:
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Postby lindschesapeake » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:57 pm

You've got to be joking about the dove hunting being bad. With all the rain and down crops I know a blind man could shoot doves down south or in eastern NM.

Depending on when farmers plow their crops this year field hunting ducks may be a delight if any down crops are left.

Now my real joy, chasing pheasants, will be pretty poor since the midwest was in a major heat wave through most of the summer.

Could also be a kick in January if the Farmers Almanac holds true. Possible flux for late season migration of ducks.


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Postby Dirt » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:10 pm

Actually I wasnt joking. And yes down south is a given.
First off I saw very vew doves in town this spring coming back from
down south. Compared to the last few years there arent many dove
here in town. Secondly any field the weeds will be five feet tall and
very green. Seeds wont drop for a while yet. Thirdly with all these
hard rains the dove WILL be GONE before september first.

On the bright side I've heard reports of very good dove #s in Colorado.
It may look bleak in the first part of the season and get better later on.

Proof will be in the puddin here in a few weeks.

If you like chasing ditch chickens then head to South Dakota.
Another boom crop is waiting for ya.

And for the ducks.
All I can say is ITS ON!!!!
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Postby lindschesapeake » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:10 pm

Dirt, I don't know what town your living in but there was 2 successful hatches of doves in my back yard and a third was on its way but the rains got them. I've seen a ton of doves in the foot hills of Albuquerque but yes some have moved out but I know I'll get my limits, always have.

Gave up hunting SD over 10 years ago due to most lands are tied up in leases. I still plan on hitting the midwest a 1/2 dozen time or so. If pheasants are bad I'll just shoot geese which usually ain't too hard. I'm still surpriced that goose hunting in the midwest is easy to do but I'm sure that will change too.

CBR's the only way tp go
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Postby Ex-Cajun » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:18 pm

As for the dove, I counted 56 birds just driving East on tramway from the Sandia Casino up to the stop sign. These were just the one's flying accross the road or sit'n on the fence. No telling how many were in the fields there around the buffalo and the north side. Continuing on south on Tramway, they were just everywhere. Yeah I know I can't hunt there, but as compared to last year on the same stretch, it's a VAST improvement. I'm not poo-pooing anybody's opinion here but I'm not sure the doves will be gone until the cold evenings get much colder and they start to head to a warmer spot. At least that's what I noticed last year.
Hey Randi, didn't mean to freak you out today with the duck call while you were at work! LOL

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Postby randy marci » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:05 pm

travis, you didn't scare me....i was just trying to figure out what the hell you were doing :laughing: :tounge:
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