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Old 08-30-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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North Dallas area.

the rains on Tuesday and Wednesday pushed a lot of birds out, but we still had a decent number of doves left in the area....
This rain that's moving in right now.... will screw up the dove opener for sure.... oh well!!! aren't we used to it by now?!!
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Not just the doves Bud. You know what's coming as soon as deer season starts...........Have a good weekend!!
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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Hopefully those birds move in at my house. I dont have many as it stands now
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:17 PM   #4
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Like clockwork. It won't rain for a month or two UNTIL the week of opener.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:30 PM   #5
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Keep the doves..send the rain
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:49 PM   #6
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Would rather have the rain. We need the rain bad
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:57 PM   #7
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Bring on the rain. I’ll give you a limit of dove for an inch of rain!
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:00 PM   #8
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It can rain in October/Nov and December...Lightly. We only get a few shots at the gray darts. Pardon me if I saw screw the late August/early Sept rain..
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:07 PM   #9
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Got to Llano on Wednesday, have been seeing pretty decent dove numbers here. Wonder if that rain pushed them down. I'm not gonna lie though, I wouldn't mind a little rain.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:20 PM   #10
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Those flying Javalina are fun to shoot but not worth a dang to eat. Keep them and send the rain.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:23 PM   #11
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It can rain in October/Nov and December...Lightly. We only get a few shots at the gray darts. Pardon me if I saw screw the late August/early Sept rain..
This is two years in a row that I am missing opening day, I will get a hunt or two in before season ends, yall be safe, hope you kill something besides brain cells
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:34 PM   #12
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I was actually gonna get to hunt opening weekend for the first time in several years. Hadn't been seeing a lot of birds anyway, but was looking forward to the hunt. I haven;t been seeing great numbers, and the best place I had seen were over water. Probably wont be a very good hunt, but Ill be going anyway. Maybe Ill get surprised and some new birds will come in. Good luck to all of you .
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:48 PM   #13
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Haven’t had measurable rain since early June at the house in Dripping Springs. Would gladly sacrifice y’all dove season for some rain!


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Old 08-30-2019, 05:39 PM   #14
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Come on ya Nancys!! I’ll be there, cold beer in hand, either way.
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:18 PM   #15
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Whoever did the rain Dance over Llano and Mason Counties, I'm not sure I should thank you or slap you!
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:36 AM   #16
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well!
The morning Dove hunt SUCKED!!! no doves, muddy ground and the tall brush was holding enough water to take a shower with, my pants and shirt were soaked and boots were full of water, like I walked across a creek....



The afternoon hunt, Holly smokes!!!!
Doves EVERY WHERE,,, specially one hour before sundown, we shot a 7 man limit and ended up with a 6 man limit (one guy left early with his limit).... doves came from every direction, non-stop... . One of the best dove hunts I've had in a few years...
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:39 AM   #17
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well!
The morning Dove hunt SUCKED!!! no doves, muddy ground and the tall brush was holding enough water to take a shower with, my pants and shirt were soaked and boots were full of water, like I walked across a creek....



The afternoon hunt, Holly smokes!!!!
Doves EVERY WHERE,,, specially one hour before sundown, we shot a 7 man limit and ended up with a 6 man limit (one guy left early with his limit).... doves came from every direction, non-stop... . One of the best dove hunts I've had in a few years...
So the rain didn't "blow'em out"...I'll be ****ed!
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:30 AM   #18
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I think once the heat set in and the ground dried up a little they came back to the tanks and ponds for water!!!
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