I've been fortunate to have had several good dove hunts since the season opened on September 1st. Here is a quick recap:
For opening day I was invited to hunt a special piece of property just a few miles from my house with a group of about 18 guys. I got seven birds that morning, and I think everyone in the group did just as good or better. Unfortunately I was in a hurry to get to work, so I didn't get to take a group picture from that hunt.
On the first Saturday after the season started we had one of our workdays that we have each year at our hunting lease, and we were also able to get in a decent hunt that morning. The five of us got 18 birds.
(Back: Brad Black, Myself, Carter Morris; Front: Ben Hangartner, Scott Jordan-My Dad)
The following weekend we had a group hunt at our lease and had several guest hunters join us as well. It was a great time of fellowship and we were able to kill a bunch of birds. On the morning this picture was taken, the group killed 71 birds. We grilled them up for lunch that day by stuffing them with a jalepeno pepper and wrapping them in bacon. It doesn't get much better than that!
(Back row: David, Matt, Lance; Middle row: Carter, Brad, Myself, Ben; Front
row: My Dad, Jason)
With archery deer season starting up this Saturday, more than likely my dove season is just about wrapped up, as I will focus the majority of my efforts on being in a tree stand. I'm really excited about this deer season and hopefully will have some more pictures and stories to post on here soon!