Celebrating the Dove Hunt


Dove hunting is the polar opposite of most deer hunting. Instead of sitting alone on a stand, often in cold or inclement weather, dove hunting is usually a casual, gregarious event where the more hunters involved, the more fun everyone has. The weather is usually warm and the season opens at noon, so there’s no reason to set an early alarm. Furthermore, doves are among the most prolific birds in the country, and even a generous limit of 15 is often achieved. Typically, on the first hunt of the year many wing-shooters herald the return of fall festivities afield with great fanfare, burning shotgun shells by the box. Hunter Worth does an excellent job of capturing the unique mixture of sport and friendship in his OutdoorHub post. Read on to find out how such a small bird creates so much excitement, read on.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.