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Old 08-29-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default Abilene dove numbers ?

Did these fronts blow down any dive. Three weeks ago there weren’t many
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:36 AM   #2
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Checking in to hear what’s being reported as well....I won’t be too far from there this weekend myself.

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Old 08-29-2019, 11:05 AM   #3
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Curious, as well. I was in Ballinger last weekend and the numbers were very low.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:12 AM   #4
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I was in Callahan county last weekend. There were a decent amount of birds. More than this time last year, but not nearly as many as 3+years ago.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:17 AM   #5
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the rancher on our lease south of Albany said it moved a ton of birds down. said he wasn't seeing many birds recently than pulled onto the place this AM and doves were everywhere around the barns. better report than i usually get when checking in with him!
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
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the rancher on our lease south of Albany said it moved a ton of birds down. said he wasn't seeing many birds recently than pulled onto the place this AM and doves were everywhere around the barns. better report than i usually get when checking in with him!
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:31 AM   #7
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Yesterday I was sent a video of the field I've been invited to hunt a ways north of Abilene. LOTS OF BIRDS! Hopefully they will still be there Sunday.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:14 PM   #8
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Shoot a lot up there so they will
Move them down our way
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:32 PM   #9
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It’s hit and miss really depends where you are . Out just south of Wylie Junior high there is a field loaded with them . But in other areas there are not as many.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:33 PM   #10
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Seeing really good number in Jones County right now.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:19 PM   #11
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headed to sweetwater this weekend...hope the birds are in
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:31 PM   #12
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Arrington I saw 3 birds @ Kroger on ridge rd last night :^)
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:49 PM   #13
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Sounding better than I expected. According to Farm Logs my place in Seeetwater got .8” rain and temps dropped 12 degrees yesterday. Figured that blew everything out!
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:55 PM   #14
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Will be out south of town around Kirby Lake Sunday. As much as my mom feeds the dove in town, there hopefully will be plenty flying.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:11 PM   #15
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Will be out south of town around Kirby Lake Sunday. As much as my mom feeds the dove in town, there hopefully will be plenty flying.
I am getting good reports in Knox n Baylor co.W the up coming forecast they should still be there till opening day.Are you still hunting your King co ranch?
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:38 PM   #16
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6 weeks ago I saw 5 dove on the power lines alongside the gravel road to our lease about 45 minutes southwest of Abilene.

You can go ahead and send the "Most Useless Information" award over to my house.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:29 PM   #17
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I haven't been out in the country recently, but there's a lot of birds around the edges of town. Lots of whitewings though, as always. Hard to judge from that what it will be like 5 miles or more away from town.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:34 PM   #18
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Not abilene... But Johnson county saw a large uptick Tuesday evening, but im worried they are moving back north
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:34 PM   #19
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That's why we started hunting closer to town!
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:58 PM   #20
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Arrington I saw 3 birds @ Kroger on ridge rd last night :^)
I probably could have got a limit sitting in traffic
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:22 PM   #21
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Report from my neighbor between Sweetwater and Roby was “ I haven’t seen no birds”

This man covers a lot of crop land in that area and that’s what I expected just after a cool front
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:07 PM   #22
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the rancher on our lease south of Albany said it moved a ton of birds down. said he wasn't seeing many birds recently than pulled onto the place this AM and doves were everywhere around the barns. better report than i usually get when checking in with him!
Good to hear...We'll be around the area Sunday and Monday with the kids. Smoked em last year so hoping it's the same number or better.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:14 AM   #23
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Were getting spotty reports. No consistency on birds.


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Old 08-30-2019, 12:56 PM   #24
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Im hunting south of Abilene this weekend, historically i've seen tons of birds until opening weekend but isn't that how it always goes?
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:05 PM   #25
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I have been seeing more in the area as of late.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:19 PM   #26
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Will be in the upper 90s for the next few weeks, wouldnt expect much .
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:01 AM   #27
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What’s the update
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:13 AM   #28
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Ballinger was pretty scarce this morning
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:24 AM   #29
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Il b in Haskell this afternoon. Il try to report back
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:22 AM   #30
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Il b in Haskell this afternoon. Il try to report back
Pretty slow in Haskell so far. Son and I got 7 this morning. Wasn't much flying.
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:19 PM   #31
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Pretty slow in Haskell so far. Son and I got 7 this morning. Wasn't much flying.
We’re a little west of Haskell, about 8 of us on this property, scratched out 5 or 6 each before it got hot this morning.
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:37 PM   #32
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our group of three killed our limit this morning, had another group of two people kill 20 something, third group that killed around 20 or so i believe as well
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:48 PM   #33
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Il b in Haskell this afternoon. Il try to report back
How was it?

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Old 09-02-2019, 04:59 PM   #34
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our group of three killed our limit this morning, had another group of two people kill 20 something, third group that killed around 20 or so i believe as well
Where from Abilene are yal
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:30 PM   #35
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Just got back from Santa Ana, nothing but a few stray local birds. Frontal system blew what they had out, outfitter had decent birds until the weather came in right on time....

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Old 09-02-2019, 09:08 PM   #36
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to my report above about the gentleman that ranches our place giving a positive report..holy smokes he undersold it. I've been hunting out there 20 years and he's been ranching it for 45 years and his quote was "ive never seen anything like this."

We are ten miles due south of albany. two northerners in the last ten days blew thru and the precip missed us 3 miles to the west on one and two miles to the east on the other. Our estimate was that we had 500-700 dove on the ground in a plowed under 6 acre volunteer sunflower field at one point

My 8 year old was dove hunting for the first time and we had a limit of birds by 8:00 AM. I literally put my gun away when we had ten birds left to shoot. Truly a hunt of a lifetime, that required a crazy amount of things to line up just right.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:16 PM   #37
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Hoping for the same this weekend

Got a small group of 13 rolling out

Going to be a good time either way
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:15 PM   #38
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Seems the birds are bunched up in small areas. Many had the fewest birds ever while not far away others had the most birds ever.

Strange
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:52 AM   #39
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Had plenty of birds over in Rising Star
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #40
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The best weekend of TX dove hunting that I have ever had was right outside Abilene in Oplin, TX. That was a mid season October weekend and we absolutely hammered them.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:42 PM   #41
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South of Cross Plains was not barrel melting but we had birds in the evening,slow Sunday morning.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:24 PM   #42
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Where from Abilene are yal
around tye
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:06 PM   #43
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Outside of Woodson TX was the worst opener I’ve had in 30 years of memory. Certainly nothing but native birds were killed....nothing has moved down yet.

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