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Eurasian Collared Dove

Postby jeff_osu » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:09 am

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I've noticed these in suburbs and such for a while, but a guy in our hunting party shot one yesterday out in a grain field. It got its foothold in the US through the Caribbean islands, and as far as I know is not migratory.

Anyone seeing more of these lately?
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Postby dukhnter7 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:10 am

Tons of them here. They don't count against the bag limit. DOW wants them gone! There is also a second season for them here in December, no limits.
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Postby canis521 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:15 pm

Are they difficult to distinguish from mourning doves in flight? Is the habitat the same or similar? None in Wisconsin that I am aware of.
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Postby bluewing77 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:44 pm

dukhnter7 wrote:Tons of them here. They don't count against the bag limit. DOW wants them gone! There is also a second season for them here in December, no limits.


we've got quite a few south of you here in NM. always have a few around the house. NM has the same deal, no daily bag or possession limit on collared doves. their season is 9/1 thru 12/30. which is kinda weird, since mourning and white wing is completely closed statewide in Nov, and there's a North/South zone with different seasons. anyway, would love to kill one, since they seem to be quite a bit bigger.
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Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:09 pm

my neighbor raises them but hes a little different has carpet for a lawn instead of grass :no:
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getemducks wrote:I am new to this but I think what you have there is a duck. :huh:

Are you crazy! That ain't no duck, thats one of'dem cackler gooses! :hi:
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Postby jaysweet3 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:30 pm

How do you guys tell them appart while they are in flight?
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Postby hamernhonkers » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:42 pm

jaysweet3 wrote:How do you guys tell them appart while they are in flight?


The have a slower wing beat more like a pigeon and are lighter in color and have a square tail as apposed to the pointed tail on a morning dove. After you see a few in flight they are pretty easy to tell apart.


Here in Utah no season, no limit. I started shooting them back at the first of August.


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Postby Botiz630 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:51 am

Thats a nice pile of collars, hamernhonkers
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Postby jeff_osu » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:57 am

TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE wrote:my neighbor raises them but hes a little different has carpet for a lawn instead of grass :no:


There's a domestic dove called a ringneck that looks very similar.
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