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Old 09-01-2017, 08:58 PM
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Default Dove season opens tomorrow!

Haven't shot the 2 barrel since the last shoot in December of last year. Hope the dust falls off fast! Sunflowers grew well this year and the birds are there in numbers. We shall see. The Wife is ready for some jalapeño poppers filled with dove beasts.
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Couple more weeks until it starts here.

Good luck.
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My favorite hunting day of the year.
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Always wanted to try that...I have this problem where if I like something I dive in head first and spend spend spend....
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Got a few. Missed a lot lol
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Awesome
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Default Dove hunt

I will travel for dove shoot
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
Always wanted to try that...I have this problem where if I like something I dive in head first and spend spend spend....
Don't ever go duck hunting then...
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Originally Posted by FirthofFifth View Post
Got a few. Missed a lot lol
Does your dog retrieve the downed birds? That's great and improves the hunt and recovery. I've lost too many downed birds in the past. Don't hunt anymore tho.
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Does your dog retrieve the downed birds? That's great and improves the hunt and recovery. I've lost too many downed birds in the past. Don't hunt anymore tho.
Yes he does, I've dropped so many and failed to find especially when you drop multiple birds.
He is also a great grouse and pheasant dog.
But he loves Duck hunting lol.
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Outstanding
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Originally Posted by FirthofFifth View Post
Yes he does, I've dropped so many and failed to find especially when you drop multiple birds.
He is also a great grouse and pheasant dog.
But he loves Duck hunting lol.
pretty dog.... the only thing my golden will hunt is the food bowl....
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Not too bad of a day. 15 bird limit with 2 boxes. Alot of high birds that the 20 with wide chokes couldn't touch. Best thing was the weather. Mid 80's and occasional cloud cover. Good breeze blowing all day made for the least uncomfortable opening day shoot I can remember.
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Started here today. We are shooting Monday though. ~ 40 shooters, 1/2 dozen or so kids, and eating entirely too much before hand. Oh....., and beer and cigars. Can't forget those.

Going to see if I can get most of my limit with my FIL's Sweet 16, and switch to my trusty Citori if not. Only have 1 box of 16 gauge, so it will be tough.
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Saw lots of hunters today in the artillery fields on Ft. Stewart. I never realized they opened those fields to hunters. Every time I've seen anyone in them is when the big Paladins are in there chunking shells down range.
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DOVE PIE
6 doves
1 onion, chopped
3 whole cloves
2 tbsp. butter
1 qt. water
1 sm. bunch parsley, chopped
2 tbsp. flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean and split the doves; cover them with water. Add onion, parsley, and cloves; cook until tender. Remove the doves. Skim liquid; thickened with flour and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Line a baking dish with 1/2 pastry. Place cooked birds in dish. Cover with gravy. Top with remaining pastry and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. 4-6 servings.
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^ sounds tastey. I like to pull the breast meat and use in jalapeno poppers. For a dinner recipe i place whole breastz in a baking dish. Toss in chopped onions and mushrooms. Pour in a cup of rice and then a can of beef consume. Slice up a half stick of butter and toss on top. Cover and bake. Delish.
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Yuck.
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Going tomorrow ...hope its good. The only hunting I like to do
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
yuck.
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