Mourning Dove Tag Archive

Why I Stopped Shooting Lead at Doves

A thoughtful look at a hunter’s choice to stop hunting doves with lead shot The first animal I successfully brought down was a dove. It was September in south Texas,...

What Chokes and Shot Size to Use for Dove Hunting

A look into choosing chokes and shot size as the dove hunting season changes September 1 signaled the start of the upland season for wingshooters. Thousands of dove hunters will...

Walking Up Doves While Hunting

Instead of sitting and waiting try walking up doves on slow days Dove season. You’re sitting there, twiddling your thumbs. The little grey rockets have not presented a shot...

Small Game and Bird Hunting in Kentucky

Exploring small game hunting dates and Opportunities in the state of Kentucky While most of Kentucky is privately owned, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife owns or operates over 85...

Choosing a Shotgun for Dove Hunting

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Shotguns for Dove Hunting Dove hunting is perhaps the easiest of the wing shooting disciplines. It is fundamentally the most basic of all hunting, a...

Bird Hunting in Alabama

God willing and if the creek don’t rise, you’ll be bird hunting in Alabama. You can find plenty of good hunting on any number of Alabama’s hunting preserves, a...

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) – A Game Bird Profile

Hunting the Feathered Missile with a Sad Call Mourning doves are one of several dove species in North America, but are by far the most recognized dove species. Most people...

Don’t Forget About Doves

Dove hunting can be the best option for good wingshooting in the early season. Our most memorable upland hunts are often the result of a diverse set factors coming together in...

Dove Hunting Basics for Public Land

Follow these dove hunting basics to shoot enough birds for dinner. Too often hunters show up at a dove field and simply sit in the first patch of shade they find. If they paid...

Duping Doves with Decoys – The Three D’s

A few clever ways to increase your ammo bill with Dove decoys. With September 1 looming, dove hunters across the country are anxiously awaiting yet another start to the season....