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Old 09-03-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Doubles when dove hunting.

How many of y'all have ever shot two doves out of the air with one shot? I've personally only done it twice. Once a long time ago shooting at two birds side by side flying straight at me from quite a ways out. Did it again over the weekend. Two were about to fly over a buddy of mine and I and they just happened to be following eachother. One hit the ground 10 feet in front of me,the other hit about 5 feet to the left of my buddy. He said that was the first time he'd ever seen it done before. I acted like I do it quite often. If I do it,it's by accident.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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I shot a triple last season. Group came in and 2 dropped in front of me. Another fluttered and made it to the tree line. When I walked up to finish it off it was on the ground. Little twist to the neck and done. Only time for me.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:02 PM   #3
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I actually did it twice on Sunday. First time I ever shot a limit in the morning, and in only an hour and a half. Prolly never do it again. Lol.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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It sure helps with your average of shot to kill ratio. I about quit after I did it. About ten minutes later I missed one three times.lol
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #5
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:11 PM   #6
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Tripled last year but had 5 shots to play with
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:13 PM   #7
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Is a power line considered in the air?
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:19 PM   #8
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I actually got a triple one time. Pure dumb luck.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:23 PM   #9
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Countless times. I shot 2 doubles on Sunday.

If you watch for the opportunity to catch multiple birds in the shot pattern it's not that hard to do.

Many years ago I shot five 20 point ducks in one shot. Tried to never do that again because a limit with one shot made for a real short hunt.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:28 PM   #10
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I did it on Monday. I didn’t even see the second bird until it fell out of the sky along with the one at which I was aiming. One stray pellet well out of the pattern hit it square in the eye. They all count. This ain’t ice skating - there are no style points!
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:29 PM   #11
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Couple of times with doves and teal, coolest part was when I caught a dove out of the sky I shot. It was flying right at me, if I didn't catch it, it would have hit me.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:43 PM   #12
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I’ve hit a double twice.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:51 PM   #13
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I've done it had it happen a couple times. Blind luck both times.

Zach got 2 with 1 shot 10 years ago when he was 12 years old and shooting a 28 gauge.

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Old 09-03-2019, 07:22 PM   #14
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Twice this weekend. Almost caught one too, landed mere feet from me.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:28 PM   #15
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I did it on Monday. I didnít even see the second bird until it fell out of the sky along with the one at which I was aiming. One stray pellet well out of the pattern hit it square in the eye. They all count. This ainít ice skating - there are no style points!
I sure hope not LOL A bunch of fat hill billies drinking beer while sitting on the tailgate of their truck..


I had 3 dove fly over. I shot 3 times and got all 3. Other than that I 100% suck at dove hunting.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:53 PM   #16
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Couple of times with doves and teal, coolest part was when I caught a dove out of the sky I shot. It was flying right at me, if I didn't catch it, it would have hit me.


I did that for the first time last year. Thing moving about 100mph straight at me. Caught it one handed like a fast ball. 2 guys sitting further down started clapping. Lol.


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Old 09-03-2019, 08:56 PM   #17
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I have no problem skillet shooting 4 or 5 at a time sitting on the edge of a concrete water trough. Gotta eat somehow.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #18
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It’s actually very easy to do if there are a lot of birds.

Get on the first bird then wait for the second bird to line up and pull the trigger...

If you try to flock shoot them it doesn’t work...
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:00 PM   #19
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did it for the first time on opening day this year! such a good feeling!
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:05 PM   #20
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I've done it twice! the key is to get directly in the flyway and you aim at the lead bird and end up hitting him and the one behind him!

Also, shot seven out of one tree with one shot! Sure improved my %
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:07 PM   #21
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I’ve actually never done it with dove but I hardly hunt em. I’ve done it with teal one time..
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:10 PM   #22
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Itís actually very easy to do if there are a lot of birds.

Get on the first bird then wait for the second bird to line up and pull the trigger...

If you try to flock shoot them it doesnít work...
Flock shot some pigeons Saturday, knocked down my first double! I was a bit surprised.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:14 PM   #23
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A few times with dove but have had it happen more with teal.

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Old 09-03-2019, 09:17 PM   #24
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I actually didn't do too bad over all. Went through one box of shells killed and found 15 and wounded 3 I never found. I dropped the legs on them and they kept flying. My buddy almost went through two boxes of shells to get his limit.

I normally crack into a 2nd box before my limit is reached. I was being more selective with the shots I was taking. But I also shoot starlings and sparrows if they fly through. I didn't see any of those.

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Old 09-03-2019, 09:18 PM   #25
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It sure helps with your average of shot to kill ratio. I about quit after I did it. About ten minutes later I missed one three times.lol
I canít recall ever doing it on dove, but I have tripled on teal.

And I doubled on quail. Made for a fine hunt. 15 quail in 15 shots fired. That double erased a miss from earlier in the day.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:35 PM   #26
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Done it once but it was two pigeons while dove hunting.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:37 PM   #27
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I've only doubled in one shot once when flushing them walking the field in the middle of the day, like quail hunting. It's rare that I ever see a group that's close enough for a double in one shot.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:13 PM   #28
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I got a 2 for 1 yesterday evening. First time in a long time.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:56 PM   #29
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Canít recall it with doves. Many times hunting teal.


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Old 09-04-2019, 03:43 AM   #30
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Shot a double for the first time last season. Pure luck, but it sure was cool.
My brother was hunting for the first time with me and I just brushed it off like it was no big deal and it happens all the time. (Inside I was as giddy as a little girl).
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:24 AM   #31
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Done it several times over Mojo's,and skeet choked.
Shooting one,and catching the bird is something I try every time we go out.I've done that twice in 30yrs.

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Old 09-04-2019, 09:41 AM   #32
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Done it with dove, quail, duck and geese.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:56 AM   #33
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Never done it with Dove, but I’ve skillet shot many quail, best way to do it in STX when they’re feeding in the road!
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:10 AM   #34
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I believe I've done it once before but when I was a kid my dad shot 6 snipe in one shot during a morning duck hunt. The flock all banked at the same time and one shot later over half the flock hit the water. We still joke about that shot from time to time.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:18 AM   #35
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We did it all the time in mexico...like stated, when there are lots of birds in the air it's pretty easy to time them up.

Was Also fun to shoot traditional doubles / triples & not have to worry about losing birds.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:29 AM   #36
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maybe one 'double' on doves (1-shot) in my whole life but probably several (2-shot) doubles.

Have shot several 'doubles' (1-shot) on teal since they are usually tightly grouped and come in so fast they don't have time to open up spaces.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:29 AM   #37
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Heck, I end up with multiples every time I hunt...multiple shots at each bird.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:58 AM   #38
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Did a double on Sunday and have tripled once in the past, luckily someone was there to observe it. Once I was even lucky enough to shoot 5 in one shot out of a tree, that really increased my hit percentage that day.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:26 PM   #39
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I’ve done it a couple times. Never on purpose. Got a 3-fer on teal one morning after burning about $20 worth of shells to get my first 2.

My best memory is when I was about 6-7 years old. There were a ton of doves on the top wire of a fence. I snuck up, keeping the corner post between me and them until I was in their wheelhouse. Cocked the H&R .410 and leaned around that corner post. Picked up 7 off the ground. More than any of the grown-ups got that day!
I tried many times to do it again but never managed more than one or two.
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