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Anyone dove hunting monday?

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Its the dove opener on monday and being a holiday I thought there might be a few folks out on the opener that normally wouldn't be out there.

I'm gonna do some driving around tomorrow to check a couple spots I know of for monday. I want to bring my 8 yr old daughter on her first bird hunt so I figured dove opener would hopefully provide some action for me, her and the dog. We could all use the tune up.

Wouldn't Labor Day be great with fresh doves on the grill?!!! grin

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Dad wants to go out, so I'm thinking of taking him someplace, not sure where yet...

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Mon. evening I'll be sitting below some dead cottonwoods by the Crow river.

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I definately will be out there.

Going to try hunting a wheat field right away in the morning. Usually I hunt a water hole in the afternoon but it's dried up this year.

Also going to use a mojo. I've seen some doves working the field in the afternoon but not big numbers. Gotta make every shot count and hope the mojo makes a difference.

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It will, they suck into those things like none other.

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Thanks riverrat! That helps my confidence a bit. grin

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I've never hunted doves before, but I'm seriously considering it. A friend just took a picture of about 30 doves sitting in a tree, not too far from town. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to wait. I just read where you need to be HIP certified. I'm not and the sporting goods store will probably be closed tomorrow.

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Sorry to be stupid - but what's a mojo (other than something I lost about 4 years ago, but that's another story)

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Oops - Googled it - I got my answer.. cool

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Is steel shot and orange required for hunting doves?

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Heading out in a half an hour. The better shooting will be this evening when the doves come to get a drink of water after a hot windy day. No orange is required for dove hunting. I THINK you need steel shot on the state managed dove fields but can use lead every where else. You do need your plug in your gun (three shells maximum) because doves are considered migratory birds.

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Dove Hunting was unbelievable this morning. Shot 3 limits in 1.5 hrs. Didn't have a spinning wing dove decoy so I just put out the Baby mojo duck. Man did that thing work great. Sad part is we saw more birds when we leaving than when we were hunting them. They were everywhere. Brushed up on the dog traing as well.

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A duck decoy? You're just lucky you didn't have the wind that we have. Our wind is gusting 30 mph. I can't imagine trying to hit a dove flying at 50 mph with a tail wind of 30 mph.

Good to hear you did so well. I'm going to wait for calmer weather.

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Who said it's not windy here. It is quite gusty. just made it that much more of a challenge.

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Actually, after your post, I checked the weather conditions for Cologne and it showed 15 mph winds with 18 mph gusts. That's considered a breeze around here. grin

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90 birds this morning in 2 hrs between six of us!! Perfect set up between a wheat field and gravel pit!! Fun Fun shoot!!!

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You guys are killing me. We weren't trying too hard, just enough to get the kids out in the field.

We saw half a dozen with a bunch of pigeons and crows too. I missed a couple crossing shots at 20yds. I couldn't believe it. The kids sure let me know it too.

I can't wait to get out some more. Its too bad the season doesn't last long.

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Well, I just picked up a couple boxes of shells and some dekes, so hopefully I'll get out wednesday. Tomorrow sounds pretty windy around here too.

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We shot seventy this morning between eight of us. Should be even better this evening when we go out. Hunting a watering hole and lucky for us they are coming in against this wind to use it. Still plenty of misses though. Going to leave the weapon home and just handle the dog this evening. Better make hay while you can with this cold front that's coming in. Good luck to everyone.

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MinnesotaMongo, what other types of info popped up when you googled mojo??? confusedgrin

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eight of us ended up with 120 this morning in two hours of hunting and missed probably twice as many. Got to love wheat fields.

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Did manage another 50 last evening for a a total of 120 for an eight man limit. Should be interesting to see what the weather this week does to the local population.

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Hunted a couple hours in the morning before it got too hot, two of us ended up with 7 doves. Slowest opener weve had since the season started a few years ago. Lots of guys out there!

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We had rain on Monday night and I noticed 10 times as many doves around the fields on Tuesday. Managed to get a few Tuesday evening. Looking forward to hunting without 30 mph winds.

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For the record.....

I hate you all......

I have yet to find a place outside the city limits to go. I have a lead... so mabe this comming weekend.

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