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Old 09-01-2021, 08:46 AM   #51
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Not great where I am, only got one in three shots. My hunting buddy has four.
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:53 AM   #52
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I picked the wrong spot this morning in Marion

Kayden and I will be back after school.
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:57 AM   #53
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I think this might be a Booner!

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Old 09-01-2021, 08:57 AM   #54
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We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by in ones and twos. I think I have 8-9. Trying to keep my eyes on the sky!




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Old 09-01-2021, 09:01 AM   #55
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We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by in ones and twos. I think I have 8-9. Trying to keep my eyes on the sky!




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That's the best report I have heard so far jerp....good luck to you!
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:04 AM   #56
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Bunch of birds up here by Celina and Prosper, finding somewhere to hunt is near impossible with most of the land up here being owned by a developer.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:09 AM   #57
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We’re north of Abilene. They’ve been trickling by in ones and twos. I think I have 8-9. Trying to keep my eyes on the sky!




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Same here (SE of Austin). Very sporadic. Only have six between us.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:16 AM   #58
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8 of us out in Grayson co..

No birds.

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Old 09-01-2021, 09:36 AM   #59
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8 of us out in Grayson co..

No birds.

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Are you out in Gunter at the public spot?
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:36 AM   #60
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Are you out in Gunter at the public spot?
Collinsville

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Old 09-01-2021, 09:37 AM   #61
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I just have 3 empty loops on my strap. One is a pigeon though. I have a box and a half of hulls on the ground. I should have had my limit by now. Starting out 0/9 sets you back.

Mostly seeing 1s and 2s. I have had a couple groups of 8-10, but just two.

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Old 09-01-2021, 09:38 AM   #62
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limit. time for tacos
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:41 AM   #63
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Son and I hunting just inside San Antonio city limits, already back home…..30 birds breasted and in freezer.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:47 AM   #64
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I just have 3 empty loops on my strap. One is a pigeon though. I have a box and a half of hulls on the ground. I should have had my limit by now. Starting out 0/9 sets you back.

Mostly seeing 1s and 2s. I have had a couple groups of 8-10, but just two.

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I'd still be looking for my first bird in that stuff your in! I can lose em in a precision leveled dirt field!

Good hunt!!
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:03 AM   #65
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The result of my efforts for the day.
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:04 AM   #66
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Son and I hunting just inside San Antonio city limits, already back home…..30 birds breasted and in freezer.



Where are the pics ol man?! Nice hunt!
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:05 AM   #67
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Dove are pretty slim south and southeast of Abilene. But all over the place in town of course.
Typical.....my mom's bird feeder has 100 fat dove all over it.
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:11 AM   #68
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Me and hully1029, with some others, got absolutely skunked. First time in my life.

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Old 09-01-2021, 10:27 AM   #69
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I'd still be looking for my first bird in that stuff your in! I can lose em in a precision leveled dirt field!



Good hunt!!
The other direction is a shredded sunflower field. I didn't lose a single bird.

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Old 09-01-2021, 10:32 AM   #70
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Holding off until Friday.

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Reports from your area are showing big numbers harvested this morning just north and east of you.

We had good numbers west of town, fun morning.

Best of luck to all.

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Old 09-01-2021, 10:39 AM   #71
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Slow am... Back at'um in this eve
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:44 AM   #72
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Reports from your area are showing big numbers harvested this morning just north and east of you.



We had good numbers west of town, fun morning.



Best of luck to all.



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I believe it! Non stop shooting from 7:30-8:30. I have a group of friends coming Friday so I don't want to blow the birds out of here. Sounds like you had a great
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:48 AM   #73
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Pretty slow in Cooke county. 35 birds between 10 guys
Completely different from my scouting 2 days ago. They just vanished.
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Old 09-01-2021, 11:05 AM   #74
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I believe it! Non stop shooting from 7:30-8:30. I have a group of friends coming Friday so I don't want to blow the birds out of here. Sounds like you had a great
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Yes sir, Breck and I had a good time this morning, his dog worked well and he was at school before 9:45.

Your friends should have an epic hunt off your grounds. Best of luck to them.

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Old 09-01-2021, 11:14 AM   #75
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Caldwell County near Lockart
50 birds between 8 of us
As always, the right spot can get er done
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Old 09-01-2021, 11:46 AM   #76
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Slow this morning in Beaumont. Truck read 90 at 8:30 and zero wind….

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Old 09-01-2021, 11:55 AM   #77
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Slow this morning in Beaumont. Truck read 90 at 8:30 and zero wind….




Niiiice! Is that a Bloody Mary or Vodka Sunrise?
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Old 09-01-2021, 12:10 PM   #78
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My neighbor got his limit in 30 minutes. Out just south of Abilene off of his front porch .


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Old 09-01-2021, 12:13 PM   #79
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Birds are sparse. My shooting is "sparser" .

But I got a couple so far.

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Shane, tell me about hat SxS. I love them and that one looks really nice.
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Old 09-01-2021, 12:15 PM   #80
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Shane, tell me about hat SxS. I love them and that one looks really nice.
It's a 1895 Parker DH. Damascus barrels, 2 1/2" chambers, cyl/cyl, double trigger.

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Old 09-01-2021, 12:16 PM   #81
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Bunch of birds up here by Celina and Prosper, finding somewhere to hunt is near impossible with most of the land up here being owned by a developer.

Seriously? We were in Grayson County and didn’t see much of anything..


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Old 09-01-2021, 12:25 PM   #82
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Super slow this morning in Marion. Not much shooting in the distance so we weren’t the only ones. Still going to give it another shot in the afternoon.


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Old 09-01-2021, 01:15 PM   #83
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Niiiice! Is that a Bloody Mary or Vodka Sunrise?

Bloody Mary…. Three waters and a Gatorade went down before that.

When are you going? I was expecting a Smart opener update by now.
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:40 PM   #84
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Ching. The kid can flat out shoot!

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Old 09-01-2021, 01:46 PM   #85
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Reports from your area are showing big numbers harvested this morning just north and east of you.

We had good numbers west of town, fun morning.

Best of luck to all.

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You hear anything good north of town in the China Springs area? I'm gonna be in Macgregor Friday and China Springs on Saturday.

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Old 09-01-2021, 01:48 PM   #86
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It's a 1895 Parker DH. Damascus barrels, 2 1/2" chambers, cyl/cyl, double trigger.

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Was it originally cyl/cyl or did it get cut at some point? Beautiful gun. Those old Parkers are great.
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:49 PM   #87
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It wasn't original. Somebody bored it out. I wanted a quail gun, so it works for me.

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Old 09-01-2021, 03:17 PM   #88
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You hear anything good north of town in the China Springs area? I'm gonna be in Macgregor Friday and China Springs on Saturday.
McGregor area and west are holding good numbers, lots of hunters bragging on limits this morning from that direction.

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Old 09-01-2021, 03:37 PM   #89
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McGregor area and west are holding good numbers, lots of hunters bragging on limits this morning from that direction.

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Gracias and buena suerte for your crew this weekend.
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Old 09-01-2021, 06:10 PM   #90
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Well it’s raining in College Station. Should have known.
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:07 PM   #91
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Bloody Mary…. Three waters and a Gatorade went down before that.

When are you going? I was expecting a Smart opener update by now.



Won't be going until the 2nd and 3rd weekend. Sucks to sit this one out but this final stage of the house trim work calls.
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:25 PM   #92
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The result of my efforts for the day.
Holy crap! You picked the bird! Did you learn to hunt from my dad?!! You shoot a dove and on his place and breast it out you won’t be hunting on his place anymore. He wants to see 15 breasts, hearts, gizzards and sets of legs.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:24 PM   #93
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I went back out this afternoon without my gun. I took Zach and his 5 month old Pudelpointer pup, Millie. About 30 seconds after we got sat down under a mesquite, a dove flew in to the decoys. Zach killed it. He took Millie out, and she found it and picked it up and brought it back to the chairs. Birds were slow this evening. He killed 5. Millie went and got all of them and brought them back, and then just sat or laid down waiting on the next one. Every time she heard a gunshot in the distance, she'd jump up and start to go toward the sound. She seemed to know that a gunshot = a bird. I think she's gonna make a great bird dog. You can train obedience and various commands and skills, but you can't teach instinct. She seems to have it.

Millie's first bird.




Zach is a proud dad.





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Old 09-01-2021, 09:30 PM   #94
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We hammered them this evening. Limits were easily acquired. Way more than the morning.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:34 PM   #95
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6 of us hunted just outside of Loop 410 and Old Pearsall road in San Antonio this evening.

Historically we would have had easy limits. But ended the day with only 30 birds total for the six of us. Hope things improve or its going to be a tough season.
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:56 PM   #96
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Where are the pics ol man?! Nice hunt!
Stupid is, stupid does. GW hit us early, couldn’t find my license….finally did, but it got me all rattled and out of sorts. I was cleaning birds when taking pics crossed my mind. We’ll be back tomorrow. I “heard” the evening hunt wasn’t as crazy as the morning, which is odd.
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Old 09-02-2021, 06:39 AM   #97
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I like it!!!! I like it alot!!!!
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Old 09-02-2021, 07:04 AM   #98
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But I got a couple so far.

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Old 09-02-2021, 07:19 AM   #99
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Managed to get out of football practice and get out near Waco for about 45 minutes yesterday evening. Was not in the best spot. I went 2 for 2 and my new pup got her first two retrieves. Saw some more flying, have some hope for this weekend!
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Old 09-02-2021, 07:25 AM   #100
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First Opening Day of dove season I am missing in a LONG time. Y'all give em hell! Remember, that third shot is probably not going to connect but it feels good to try.
I have a fair chance at knocking them down with the 3rd one but they always fall so stinking far away and 10 more birds fly over my head while I’m looking for that one.
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