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we'll be gettin to it in september but they are some quick little devils i usually go through 2 boxes of shells up here per hunt:redface:
 

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I used to go a couple times a week when I was younger, but once I started bowhunting I got out of it. Last year I went a few times and got the itch again. I'd like to get a 20 guage autoloader just for doves, but it isn't in the budget this year. I just wish it didn't conflict with bow season.

BTW, our best shoots are always later in the season after the corn is cut in Oct. and even in the Dec. late season. In Sept we find lots of singles or groups of 4-6, but later in the season we let one guy wander around the middle of the stubble and chase birds to the guys on the perimiter. It is nothing to see flocks of 40-50 birds get up.

I just can't hit them anymore....again because I spend my time bowhunting rather than shooting clays.
 

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O man

I can't hardely wait, it is a blast literaly.I started it about 3 years ago,and was just hooked. I wouldn't miss it! But i'm just wondering what is ya's bird limit per day?
 

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I have a 20 and a 12 gauge over and under that I use but this year I just came across a browning gold 20 gauge I think I am going to try at least a little bit the over and under are hard to beat for birds
 

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NC Doves

I could not tell you the limit in NC. I never had a problem hitting the limit. I quit dove hunting cause it comes in the week before archery season. I have not even started for deer season. I think I will wait until it cools off some. 100 degrees is just too dang hot to wait on a deer. The later part of September is much more comfortable. This will be the first opening day I have ever missed bow hunting since I started.

I can't hit the little speed deamons. Years ago this dude that runs a dairy had a group dove hunt with the 4-H serving lunch and dinner. It was like $25.00 to hunt all day and you had to make reservations. We hunted over cut corn that he had cut for sileage. Thoes birds were thick. People limiting out in 2 hours going home to clean teh doves and then coming back. I never had that problem. One year I shot a case of shells and killed 8 doves. I shot over a box per bird. I figured I had a much better kill percentage with a bow when shooting at deer.
The old man quit having the hunt and I have not been back dove hunting.

It sure was fun and it was the first season that came in. I had a blast just shooting. I didn't care that I was not hitting them.

Darin
 

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Used to hunt em every year when i lived in VA. Not so much now in NC. Though i did shoot 4 one day last fall with my pellet gun outta the tree in the backyard. Those city birds taste like crap, last time i ever do that:rolleyes: .
 

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Doves

Dove hunting is one the most expensive hunting endeavors I've tried. I usually go through 6 or 8 boxes of shells before I get one bird on the ground, then, I can't find the darn thing.

I've been told I'm leading too far, not leading enough, then I was just told to quit. I found my language improved a lot when I stopped shooting at (notice I didn't say killing) doves.
 

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I get my limit in a box to box and a half of shells so not to expensive for me it is a blast either way
 

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We have had so much rain this year that i'm not so sure that opening day is gonna be that great.But still not gonna miss it.
 
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