Any Dove Hunters?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by cowgirlone, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,382
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    colorado
    Anyone going dove hunting today? I have to wait until evening to go out, it's driving me crazy. :(
     
  2. posifour11

    posifour11 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    278
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Location:
    SW MO
    i thought about it, but the squirrels are more tempting to me. i wouldn't be able to know for sure if i was shooting at a dove, i know what a squirrel looks like.

    BTW, this weekend (2-3) is a free hunting weekend for OK residents.
     

  3. 6e

    6e Farm lovin wife Supporter

    Messages:
    3,236
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Location:
    Kansas
    Oh, we wanted to go out to the sandhills tomorrow, but wouldn't you know it, we had to buy hay this payday and don't have the money for our hunting permits. Oh well. We did see a bunch of dove fly over our house this evening. Ahhh, if only we had had the shotgun outside!! LOL
    Good luck, let us know if you get anything. We've had some cool fronts that will probably start pushing them through.
     
  4. Lairvine

    Lairvine Pure-T-Mommicked, son!!!

    Messages:
    353
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Location:
    The Original Downeast, North Carolina
    I will be sittin/standin and ready come high noon tomorrow, Sept. 2,2006 opening day. The first week here is from noon to sunset. Bag limit is 12. I am hoping to get em too. :) :dance:
     
  5. I may not get to this weekend since it's my DD's birthday weekend along with family get together for the holiday, but I'm gonna try next weekend. This is gonna be my first year ever to dove hunt. I found a place somewhat close to me that is suppose to be a good spot. It's located on a wildlife management area. So I'm gonna just start jumping over there whenever I get a chance, be a greenhorn, and start learning to dove hunt.

    Cowgirl, do you have quit a few doves over there in your part of the state? Not much here as I live in the foothills of the Ozarks. Not much big grain growers here. The Fort Gibson WMA that I'm gonna cut my teeth on is located about 40 miles from me. Also, I just happen to draw in on a bonus deer hunt over there for October so I thought maybe the perfect way to scout the area is to go over there and do some dove hunting.
     
  6. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,382
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    colorado
    r.h. we have a LOT of dove here. DH and I managed to get our limit last night in a short amount of time.
    We can either sit in lawn chairs in the back yard or go down to our windmill pond and hunt. We've had so much rain in the last couple of weeks, the tall weeds make finding the downed doves a challenge.


    [/QUOTE]
    posifour, thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten about that!
     
  7. posifour11

    posifour11 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    278
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Location:
    SW MO
    no dove, but got a tree rat!! sounds knida meager, but i don't think it's too bad for my first day ever.
     
  8. Lairvine

    Lairvine Pure-T-Mommicked, son!!!

    Messages:
    353
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Location:
    The Original Downeast, North Carolina
    :Bawling: A sad day of hunting here today....none came within range.... :grump:
     
  9. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

    Messages:
    55,521
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Location:
    Eastern North Carolina
    Glad YOU got to go!! LOL I spent the day cleaning up tree limbs and and getting my computer fixed. Maybe tomorrow Ill tackle the tree thats down in the front yard, if I get the chainsaw sharpened.

    Happy to know you made it through Ernesto.

    And try full camo. Doves are spooky birds and I do better if I wear a head net and dont move a muscle until Im ready to shoot. If you so much as twitch a finger too soon they will veer oof
     
  10. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    936
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I enjoy dove hunting for the fast action! My son & I managed to get our limit today. Does anyone have a recipe?
     
  11. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,382
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    colorado
    bak47, sometimes I like to wrap the breasts in bacon and cook over coals basting with bbq sauce.
    I think my favorite is to filet them off the bone, pound them thin, dip in egg and cracker crumbs, chicken fry them, make a gravy with the drippings and serve over mashed tatoes. :)


    edited to add, We got our limit again last night, I'm going to cook some up for supper tonight. Maybe use some dried morel mushrooms in the gravy.
     
  12. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

    Messages:
    55,521
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Location:
    Eastern North Carolina
    Roll them in flour and lightly brown in butter. Add half white wine and half water along with garlic, mushrooms and rice. When rice is done so is the dove
     
  13. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,382
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    colorado
    That sounds good Bearfoot, I'm going to give it a try, thanks!
     
  14. Stephen in SOKY

    Stephen in SOKY Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,341
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Limited yesterday (15) in under 2 hours over sunflowers just for dove hunting. We're sunrise to sunset this year, something new for Kentucky. Don't ask how many AA's it took though!

    Favorite recipe:

    Marinate (Breasts) in 1/2 worsteschire and 1/2 italian dressing. wrap in bacon & grill.
     
  15. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,274
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Bristol, ny
    I used to when I lived down south. They've talked about a season up here in Michigan, Ohio, and New York, and that would be nice but it is a different type of hunting down south. It is a family tradition for many and a real social event there. If they ever did hunt them here, they should restrict the season, places to hunt, and numbers allowed. I think that the numbers of guys actually hunting them in the north would be very small. You just don't see thousands of them in flocks up here. It's like Xmas and the Fourth of July for our southern friends though. Good eating too!
     
  16. Muskrat

    Muskrat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    720
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Marinate them in red wine and Italian dressing. Grill and bed with wild rice. Add mushrooms to marinade, bring to boil and then simmer until thickens and pour over dove and rice. Finish bottle of wine.

    Alternate: pan-fry marinated breasts in bacon drippings. Finish bottle of wine.

    Alternate: (for bad days) Leave Italian dressing in pantry, drink bottle of wine and complain about them :grump: fast-flying doves. :)
     
  17. Stephen in SOKY

    Stephen in SOKY Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,341
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Bump for recipe requested
     
  18. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,382
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    colorado
    Thanks Stephen, We've been getting our limit about every night, I'm going to try some of these recipes. :)
     
  19. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    936
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    cowgirleone... it sounds like you get to hunt doves nearly everyday?
     
  20. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,382
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    colorado
    bgak47, we have quite a few dove here, we can either sit in our back yard and shoot or go down to the windmill pond in the pasture and catch them in the evening.
    I didn't get to go tonight, but hopefully will get to go back out Sunday. :)