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Old 05-18-2019, 09:03 PM   #51
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Never even considered going after them outside the normal dove seasons. Great way to stay fresh behind the scatter gun.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:20 PM   #52
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Little slower today but still a fun shoot!

Mournings were just stupid thick again ... and dumb . Eurasians were a little smarter today. Good times.


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Old 05-18-2019, 09:27 PM   #53
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Do y'all pick up pigeons when you shoot them? A few years ago my brother,a buddy of mine and I shot our limit of Mourning doves,plus some bonus birds like Eurasian's and pigeons and a some starlings. I picked up the pigeons and those guys didn't want nothin to do with them. I bet they don't taste any different than a dove.


Yes we do.. grain fed mega dove
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:28 PM   #54
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Looks like a lot of fun. Can't wait until September!



I have only seen a few Eurasians, but one thing I have noticed is they glide. Is that normal behavior for them?


They do some.. but mostly they fly like a floppy sparrow hawk or drunk pigeon.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:39 PM   #55
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You boys put a nice spank on ‘Em. I’ve never seen that many!


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Old 05-18-2019, 11:14 PM   #56
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Heck yeah!
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:16 AM   #57
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... me either until I started coming out this way. They are thick in the small towns.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:11 PM   #58
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Well hell yes! Nice little 3 hour Eurasian/ringneck shoot with Fishndude in the Panhandle. .1oz #6s out of the ole 20 ga put a hurt on em. . This is one invasive species I love!

Man it’s shaping up to be a good September for Texas too. We saw dove most of the 6 hour drive out which we haven’t in years past making two trips a year.. There were hundreds and hundreds of mourning dove at our place that we couldn’t do anything with but let them land at our feet. And that they did. Hope they are still there in September in these numbers...Fun times!!..

Snapped a quick pic of my take to that point of birds during a very short lull



FND and I after the hunt. Tripods are so **** handy

Ya'll look like twins!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:15 AM   #59
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Ya'll look like twins!


There is no way in hell Fishndude is that good looking
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:32 AM   #60
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Do y'all pick up pigeons when you shoot them? A few years ago my brother,a buddy of mine and I shot our limit of Mourning doves,plus some bonus birds like Eurasian's and pigeons and a some starlings. I picked up the pigeons and those guys didn't want nothin to do with them. I bet they don't taste any different than a dove.
Pigeon is good eatin' if not better than dove.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:38 AM   #61
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We've got a bunch on our lease at Pumpville. I never can remember to take my shotgun when I go.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:15 AM   #62
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Nice! I hope you’re right and the mournings stick around come September


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Old 05-20-2019, 09:39 AM   #63
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Nice!

I'm horrible with a shotgun so I just let them land on the feed pen and skillet shoot them.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:41 AM   #64
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Keep practicing...maybe it'll pay off come Labor Day
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:06 PM   #65
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Keep practicing...maybe it'll pay off come Labor Day


Hell you got an early start in turkey season shooting at birds with a shotgun
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:08 PM   #66
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I know it's legal...but that would make me nervous as a cat!
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:56 AM   #67
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I know it's legal...but that would make me nervous as a cat!


You’d be fine Dale. I was the same on the drive out the first time. But like I said above, once you look for it in a place with a good population, you can’t unsee it. It’s an easy tell. FND and I have been doing the May hunt since 2017 with no ooops yet. “Knocks on wood!”

We have the local game warden show up to the fishing events every year and we show him the pics from the afternoons before. He says kill em all.

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