Cold snap going to mess up dove opener?

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Cold snap going to mess up dove opener?

Postby Normmcclean » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:39 pm

Calling for high 40's overnight here in Missouri. Im thinking the dove might be down in mexico before season opener. Have you noticed drops in numbers on the 1'st when you have cold air push down early in august
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Re: Cold snap going to mess up dove opener?

Postby luie b » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:03 am

We had this type of weather last year and still had plenty of dove in September. One thing that will improve this season is all crops were put in late here so there won't be any corn or beans harvested during dove season. Newly harvested corn on opening weekend always scattered the birds messing us up the last couple years.
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Re: Cold snap going to mess up dove opener?

Postby ksfowler166 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:23 pm

Adverse weather (rain, cold front, ect.) normally pushes the doves out of my area of Kansas by the second week of the season.
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Re: Cold snap going to mess up dove opener?

Postby Duplex lover » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:39 pm

:huh: On a normal year we get a freeze the first week of the season, sometimes the week before and all the doves go down to you. This year it looks like it will be warm BUT there aren't any doves here, the numbers look like there way down and the cold wet spring put down there brood to nothing. WE'RE not going to be sending you many this year, sorry... :mad:
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Re: Cold snap going to mess up dove opener?

Postby Wild Bob » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:15 pm

There is still plenty of Doves up here on the northern plains right now...eventually they will be pushed down your way...
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