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Dove Hunting question

Postby Duckbuster109 » Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:22 pm

I have never been dove hunting but I've been invited to go this season by a friend. He said that we'd be hunting in a milo field here in Louisiana. What gear should I bring with me and what type of camo should I wear. I'm a duck hunter so I have all of that gear. I know I don't have to shoot steel, but for ducks I use a Moss 835 w/full choke and I shoot 3.5" #2 or BB. What do you guys recommend for doves?

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Postby texasduckblaster » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:01 pm

all you need is

camo shirt
dark shorts
plenty of water
a stool
improved or modified choke
2 3/4in #7.5

and if you bring a dog bring plety of water for it to, a budy of mines dog got dehidrated and passed out one time.
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:18 pm

And if at all cost find a short sleve shirt. In South Dakota it can sometimes be 90 and all you have is long sleves. It gets hot fast. And i would buy whatever shells that are on sale. Like i bought a case of #6 PMC the other day for doves. All it cost me was 20 bucks.
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Postby Snaph » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:45 pm

Yep, they covered it. watch where you drop them things. They are hard to find in grown up fields. 2 1/2 weeks left...can't wait.
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Postby gahunter » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:13 pm


Don't forget bug spray and if you burn easily, some sun screen. I always like to have a game belt, you know one with the 2 big side pouches and one in the back. I put shells in the front 2 and birds in the back. They are a lot cooler than vests.
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Postby vikingsfan » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:38 pm

:withstupid: :withstupid: might want to consider some sunglasses too.
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Postby big_countryks » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:59 pm

They say not to mix bug spray and sunblock. I suppose you can spray your clothes heavily and hope that it keeps bugs away and then still wear the sunscreen?
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Postby TWO GSPS » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:59 pm

They say if you eat bug spray and sunblock your can rub your own poop on yourself and repel both the sun and bugs. :eek:
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Postby Fowlercon » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:27 pm

At least its not a public field where everyone is tanked by 2:00. texasduckblaster is on the money regarding gear.
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Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:45 am

The only thing I would add is Toliet paper. I hope you had a good dove hunt.
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