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Old 09-03-2019, 08:27 AM   #1
LovinTxHuntin
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Default How was your Dove opener?

We hunted just outside Cleburne. It wasn't awesome but I've seen worse. How did y'all come out?
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:33 AM   #2
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I hunted north of Katy yesterday, and, frankly, it sucked. Four birds.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:37 AM   #3
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Worst opener ever, no exaggeration, in the Pflugerville area (at least my area). I hunted all 4 hunts and shot 1 bird. 2 of the hunts I didn't even fire a shot and the other I shot twice at a bird that was too far to hit. NO birds at all, it wasn't like we were missing or not in the right spots. Sunday evening I had 6 people out and we shot 1 bird between us. So over 2 days of hunting (over 12 hunts with various people etc.) we shot 3 birds total.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:39 AM   #4
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Plenty of whitewings around El Campo. My shooting stunk, but still burned a little more than 2 boxes of shells. Son and I brought home 20 birds from 2 afternoon hunts.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:47 AM   #5
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Had plenty of birds in Rising Star!
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:52 AM   #6
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my shoulder is killing me
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:56 AM   #7
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No bueno
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:00 AM   #8
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Worst opener for me in the three years I've hunted at my property. It wasnt the shooter, it was a lack of overall birds in general.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:03 AM   #9
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hunted a friends place near palmer, had 1 bird come in range and folded him. seen almost a fair amount out of range though
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:08 AM   #10
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Hunted the San Antonio area and south. Incredible bird numbers and fairly easy limits at both places.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:11 AM   #11
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Hunted just north of Waco and it was AWESOME!!!
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:12 AM   #12
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hunted south waco very good
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:14 AM   #13
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had quite a few birds flying around us in abilene, got my first double as well so wasnt a bad day
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:19 AM   #14
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5 man limit just outside Ferris. Best opening afternoon I have had out that way.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:28 AM   #15
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Ask me this weekend
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:52 AM   #16
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SUCKED! Got rained out with no backup plan...so I twiddled my thumbs living vicariously through TBH. Will be out the next two weekends in the Panhandle and South Texas to make up for a ****ty opener hopefully...


You can bet your *** I will have a backup plan next year.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #17
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Mine was very expensive. 8 birds cost me over $1K.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:02 AM   #18
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Very slow out near Waller Monday
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:07 AM   #19
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My buddy and I got our limit. Went to sit down and my buddy was like "Hey....There's a rattlesnake heading right to you." Stomped in front of it and scared it back towards my buddy. He said "Hey don't do that stupid.".....Had a pretty fun time.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:10 AM   #20
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No birds in Mills Co.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:17 AM   #21
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Had a decent Sunday, shooting 12 in the afternoon only, wedding on Saturday night derailed the morning hunt. Monday was slower but still ended up with 7. Better shooting would have led to more birds. Pflugerville area
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:18 AM   #22
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Ours wasn't great, but also not terrible. Hunted right outside of Fredericksburg and 7 of us shot 55 with 2 of those 7 basically just drinking in the truck bed and only killing 1 between them.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:21 AM   #23
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Slowish near Brady tx. Normally everyone hits a quick limit! only One of us 8 did this year.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:25 AM   #24
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Saw many hundreds of birds Saturday evening 1/2 mile from my place... Shot 1 bird all day Sunday.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:30 AM   #25
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Today is my opener so I'll have to let you know tomorrow.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:32 AM   #26
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Mine was nonexistent, unfortunately.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:46 AM   #27
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Limited by 9am, not a ton of birds but made my opportunities count.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:48 AM   #28
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No birds in Mills Co.
X2 never seen it this bad on our place.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:50 AM   #29
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6 of us limited out in about an hour at a friends place north of Hondo. Birds are thick again this year. My BIL planted milo and sunflowers this year on his farm south of Hondo and heís covered in birds. One of the local outfitters has it leased so he should do pretty well come the south zone opener.


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Old 09-03-2019, 12:01 PM   #30
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9 men with limits north of El Campo Sunday.
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:20 PM   #31
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best opener ever just south of Albany
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:26 PM   #32
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Mine was very expensive. 8 birds cost me over $1K.
you have my curiosity... how?
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #33
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Excellent in Denton County. 7 man limit. Could've easily had a 10 man limit.
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:30 PM   #34
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Between Anson & Roby: few birds were seen, even fewer were shot.

Just N of Abilene: lots of birds in sunflower fields; better hunting in the afternoon than the morning.

Time with friends and family and the lab: awesome!
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:32 PM   #35
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Hunted in Lytle and had limits of whitewing both days.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:55 PM   #36
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Absolutely terrible in Young County. Worst one in a long time.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:59 PM   #37
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Real good numbers in western McLennan County.

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Old 09-03-2019, 03:00 PM   #38
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Nothing in Bridgeport.
Fired 3 long shots. Ruffled the feathers on 1 of them.

Day before opener I could have shot a limit from my back porch in Decatur. Nothing flying since the 1st
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:09 PM   #39
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Took both my boys out for opening day. They got 11 between the two of them. I didnít think that was too bad since they do not bird hunt that often. I got my limit.

Yesterday it was just my youngest and me. We both got our limits, and I forgot to take pics.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:16 PM   #40
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7 of us hunted deep south Texas Brownsville Saturday and Sunday. Limited both days on White Wings. Mourning doves were 10 for every white wing.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:17 PM   #41
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Excuse me Sunday and Monday.No Saturday
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:16 PM   #42
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I went 2 for 5 on Monday morning hunt and 2 for 3 on Tuesday morning. Hunting public land south of San Antonio. I scouted the area 2wks ago and it was covered in birds. Little guys must be on vacation.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:31 PM   #43
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:37 PM   #44
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Rio Grande Valley was good hunting back yard got our limits along with some ring necks
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:40 PM   #45
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Zippo
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:04 PM   #46
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Hunted in AR for three days, limits in 30 minutes everyday. Lots and lots of birds there.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:16 PM   #47
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Our rancher cancelled us. Nuff said.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:31 PM   #48
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We had a good shoot for white wings outside of George West.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:32 PM   #49
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I've spent the last couple days out at my ranch near Huckabay and have seen a grand total of 5-10 doves. All along the road sitting on power lines. For whatever reason I've never seen numbers worth hunting until December. They show up in fair numbers during the winter.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:25 PM   #50
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Best ever. I am a terrible shot, and still limited out. ( all whitewings-south zone ) Looking forward to this Saturday.
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