I've been dove hunting a few times, but never really got into it much. When ever I have gone in the past I just walk through a cut corn field and see what comes up or passes by.
In being on this site, I have picked up on quite a bit of ranting and raving over dove season. ANd figured to give it a shot while waiting for the regular duck and goose season to open.
From what I've under stood so far decoy's work well. So, I went out and baught a 4 pack of clip ons and a wind powered spinner. Last year, I'd walk thorugh the field, more often than not they would see me and take off way before I would see them. This year I figured I would set my layout blind in the field and stick the spinner up behind my head. Then make a "T" stand out of a dowel rod and an old wood steak or something and put the four clip ons on it, then sit back and wait.
A few questions. Am I on the correct page for my setup? Will 5 decoys be enough? SHould I get more? What about calling? Is it safe just to imitate a dove call by whistling, or would I be better off getting a call?