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Old 08-21-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Opening day is just around the corner!

What are you all seeing around the state?

I live and hunt in the Denton / Wise county area. In the last few days I checked a cut milo field near Ponder and some unharvested milo near Fairview but it's looking pretty bleak so far. Seeing more birds around sunflowers. In the past the best fields have been plowed under milo stalks but haven't seen any of that yet. Any where there is water should be good!
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:50 PM   #2
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Apparently the skies are black in Mexico... I need to get some pics.

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:54 PM   #3
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Any Coleman / Santa Anna reports?
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:07 PM   #4
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Not seeing much on the eastern side of Mills Co.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:09 PM   #5
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Found birds South of Weslaco on a grain field that sprouted after the big rain. I have enough to eat flying around on my sons land but I wont say where its for me
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:18 PM   #6
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Decent birds in South central Tom green County but it is a little early to get to excited. If they are still around on the 30th I will be excited if the weather forecast cooperates


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Old 08-21-2018, 02:21 PM   #7
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Not much south of coleman
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #8
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Starting to show up in Austin county. Hope they keep getting more and more.


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Old 08-21-2018, 02:46 PM   #9
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Any San Angelo reports?
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:08 PM   #10
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Opening day is just around the corner!

What are you all seeing around the state?

I live and hunt in the Denton / Wise county area. In the last few days I checked a cut milo field near Ponder and some unharvested milo near Fairview but it's looking pretty bleak so far. Seeing more birds around sunflowers. In the past the best fields have been plowed under milo stalks but haven't seen any of that yet. Any where there is water should be good!
They were cutting milo stubble to bail between me and Justin yesterday. I'm seeing more and more birds around every day, but none really concentrated yet.

Are you leasing fields, or hunting off of friends? Know of any fields for lease?
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:18 PM   #11
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I drive all over everyday. I see big groups of white wings everyday off 35 and 130 before the Georgetown and Taylor exits

I see the birds again east of San Antonio north and south of 10 around the schertz exit. They re like clock work late..

I own property in haskell...I haven't made it out there, but the years past have been very very good. Last yr I chalked it up to a fluke due to the hurricane. We ll be hunting my place opening day.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:35 PM   #12
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Lots of whitewings in town, luckily I can hunt right on the edge of town.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:35 PM   #13
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:41 PM   #14
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I’m a long way from most of you guys, but they’re just now starting to show up at my house. Hopefully they’ll build up some before the opener.

Luckily this rain has got the rivers up good, so our post hunt floats will be prime, either way!
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:34 PM   #15
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Any San Angelo reports?


Other than that there are a good amount of birds close to town and any milo or sunflowers that made a crop should be good to hunt on. There was a fair amount of milo that didn't make so not good for the birds or the farmers


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Old 08-21-2018, 06:47 PM   #16
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We hunt in a Breckenridge Our rancher said no Birds! He is not seeing anything as of a week ago.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:49 PM   #17
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Wichita Falls has a bunch of birds
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:03 PM   #18
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Fairfield area is pretty sparse, some guys are seeing decent numbers off and on but I have seen very few in most places. Need one more good weather change to get em down here.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:05 PM   #19
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I started throwing Milo out 2 weeks ago and I'm covered up in East Texas
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:37 PM   #20
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Any Brady reports?
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:00 PM   #21
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I started throwing Milo out 2 weeks ago and I'm covered up in East Texas

Typical E Tx dove hunt!!


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Old 08-21-2018, 10:03 PM   #22
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They are starting to really stack up the last few days around the sunflower fields here in Forney. A couple of huge eurasian collared dove visited the wifeís bird feeder last night but high tailed it out of sight before I could get pics.


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Old 08-21-2018, 10:24 PM   #23
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I could hit them at a high rate
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:36 PM   #24
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Hundreds and hundreds of birds over my place east of Georgetown. I guarantee you though in about 5 days they will be extinct! It happens every year and blows my mind.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:40 PM   #25
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:51 PM   #26
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Not much south of coleman
Means I will just need more beer than ammo. Easy enough.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:03 PM   #27
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didn't see a single bird between Eastland and Stephenville this week. doesn't look good right now
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:39 PM   #28
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I saw thousands East of the loop in Lubbock last week. I’ve never seen so many in one spot.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:48 PM   #29
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My south Texas experience has always been a wet front one week before the opening weekend. We have some now but everything changes with the fronts. Bring them on!
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:27 AM   #30
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Im in hutto by Austin..this is the most whitewings I've seen yet! We were eating at Whataburger earlier and one kamikazied the window as I was eating my hamburger. In my mind im like I can take that home and breast out. Haha
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:33 AM   #31
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:18 AM   #32
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We are just north of Coleman. Went out last weekend. Ponds are almost dried up. Sunflowers were maybe 2' tall and dead. Didnt see many birds, but were still gonna be out there
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:40 AM   #33
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Tons of birds here in San Antonio. I'll be checking out the dove lease my wife got me in Atascosa just south of Pleasanton on IH37S tomorrow sometime.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:29 AM   #34
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Thick in Nuevo Leon. Drier than dust and hot as a sauna. But the birds are like flies around water.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:47 AM   #35
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They were cutting milo stubble to bail between me and Justin yesterday. I'm seeing more and more birds around every day, but none really concentrated yet.

Are you leasing fields, or hunting off of friends? Know of any fields for lease?
I'm hunting on a friend's place. It's been very hit and miss...mostly miss the last few years. Ponder used to be fantastic but hasn't produced in several years. Last year the milo field I hunt near Fairview was barely good enough to bother with....but about a mile down the road it looked like Argentina!

If I hear of anything good I'll let you know!
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:56 AM   #36
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Anyone around Uvalde?
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:01 PM   #37
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I sure hope we have some birds so my wife and get off a few shots in far Western Young County.

I am so looking forward to it though.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:21 PM   #38
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I sure hope we have some birds so my wife and get off a few shots in far Western Young County.

I am so looking forward to it though.
I've seen a decent amount around us the past few weekends. They will probably disappear by about Thursday or Friday next week. lol.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:25 PM   #39
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Hondo or Dilley reports?
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:48 PM   #40
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Any San Angelo reports?


I was in Water valley last weekend. Didn't see to many. We got hit pretty good with the rain so I'm thinkin they were spread out



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Old 08-22-2018, 02:26 PM   #41
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I'm waaaaaaaaaaay away from everyone lol. El Paso but we had couple thousand where I hunt but they were keeping pretty tight to certain areas.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:45 PM   #42
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Maybe a handful here in Henderson County area.

I need a place opening morning for 5 hunters. Closer to Athens the better. Willing to pay $50-$100/hunter!
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #43
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Hondo or Dilley reports?
Iím curious about the Hondo reports also. Going to be hunting there the 7-9. I would bet the sunflower fields will be full of dove though.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:21 PM   #44
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Was at the lease in Eastland County last weekend and saw a few.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:03 PM   #45
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Birds were thick around Hondo last weekend.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:38 PM   #46
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Loaded down as thick as I’ve ever seen them in Mexico and Williamson county.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:48 PM   #47
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Plenty in town in Johnson county... Buuut not sure about other places
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:01 PM   #48
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Birds are so scarce in young and jack counties that I've seen, I forgot it was almost dove season.

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Old 08-22-2018, 10:25 PM   #49
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Lot of birds here in uvalde and south in batesville.


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Old 08-23-2018, 12:13 PM   #50
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I've had tons of dove all summer long in Dilley
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