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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:33 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:I know we all probably kill alot of first year birds every dove season. So what I'm gonna say won't make much sense. But I swear doves are getting conditioned to those damn spinners. Every year they work less and less. This opener they worked kinda ok for the morning. Had a couple of buddy's come out for the evening that needed to finish up. They hunted some where south of yuba city. Birds seems to dig them bit more that afternoon. The vortex does work well, it catches the birds eye at long distance. I still think though a standard mojo on an extended pole 12 or so feet in the air and another low to the ground is the most effective. Also set them at 90 degree angles. So they can be seen from any where..... just what I've learned over the years.


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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Woody » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:35 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:
Woody wrote:I'll give you log of my doves, but I am not writing a gay diary or journal for you to read....

Here is my log:
0... it is illegal in MI, to shot a dove.



I don't know how you live in Michigan.


Other than the taxes being a little high... this is really the only law that actually actively upsets me.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Woody » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:36 am

Legband wrote:
Woody wrote:I'll give you log of my doves, but I am not writing a gay diary or journal for you to read....

Here is my log:
0... it is illegal in MI, to shot a dove.


Thanks I truly appreciate it.
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If I was allowed to shoot them I would make a more meaningful post.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby GadwallGetter530 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:37 am

If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set on fire. More guys chase those little birds then anything else.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:38 am

Just laughing with you woody have a good day. :thumbsup:
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Woody » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:38 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set of fire.


Is that the straw that would break the camels back?
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:39 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set of fire. More guys chase those little birds then anything else.


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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Deltaman » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:48 am

DeadEye_Dan wrote:Here's my journal entry for the dove opener.

September 1, 2014:
Didn't hunt because the special interests got our season banned. **** you HSUS.

Damn I'm jealous of you guys that get to hunt doves.


Whaaaa??????? Special Interest???? What group????? .........and how did they go about getting it banned? I would be one irate citizen :evil:
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby GadwallGetter530 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:50 am

Woody wrote:
GadwallGetter530 wrote:If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set of fire.


Is that the straw that would break the camels back?


Your idea of where we live is comical. Cali has some of the most liberal hunting and fishing laws in the country. With Great opportunity for public land access. You might hear all types of b.s. coming from southern California that really never goes anywhere. I know our state is horrible with its great weather and superb wing shooting. Oh god how do we live in such a place.lol wait that's right. You have now idea what it's really like here Lol
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Woody » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:52 am

Deltaman wrote:
DeadEye_Dan wrote:Here's my journal entry for the dove opener.

September 1, 2014:
Didn't hunt because the special interests got our season banned. **** you HSUS.

Damn I'm jealous of you guys that get to hunt doves.


Whaaaa??????? Special Interest???? What group????? .........and how did they go about getting it banned? I would be one irate citizen :evil:


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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:57 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:I know we all probably kill alot of first year birds every dove season. So what I'm gonna say won't make much sense. But I swear doves are getting conditioned to those damn spinners. Every year they work less and less.


I agree with this. We had morning doves thick this year for the first time in ten years and most of them didn't give a **** about the mojos. Normally the few morning doves we have will dive bomb a mojo with you standing right beside it.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:00 am

Are Members of the Humane Society on the Endangered Spices List ?
Maybe you could get a season opened up on them , with liberal bag limits.
You could feed them to all the wolves they are saving but they probably taste like sour grapes so feed them to the bears there are a lot more of them now you can't use hounds to bear hunt. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Woody » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:00 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:
Woody wrote:
GadwallGetter530 wrote:If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set of fire.


Is that the straw that would break the camels back?


Your idea of where we live is comical. Cali has some of the most liberal hunting and fishing laws in the country. With Great opportunity for public land access. You might hear all types of b.s. coming from southern California that really never goes anywhere. I know our state is horrible with its great weather and superb wing shooting. Oh god how do we live in such a place.lol wait that's right. You have now idea what it's really like here Lol


No doubt you guys have some of the best wing shooting and open hunting laws, but you also have the highest taxes (Thanks to Proposition 30, California now boasts the highest state income tax rate in the nation, California has the highest sales tax rate in the United States, California has the highest "minimum corporate tax" in the country. Each corporation must pay at least $800 to the state even if a corporation does not make a single dollar of profit, California is the only state in America that taxes carbon emissions, etc...), strictest gun laws, maybe the fewest personal freedoms, one of the worst states in America to do business (n 2011, the state of California ranked 50th out of all 50 states in new business creation), getting a job can be extremely difficult (As of October 2012, only Nevada and Rhode Island had higher unemployment rates than California), Sadly, an astounding 60 percent of all students attending California public schools now qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches, etc...


Not to hate on Cali, just the government of Cali....
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby NuffDaddy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:34 am

DeadEye_Dan wrote:Here's my journal entry for the dove opener.

September 1, 2014:
Didn't hunt because the special interests got our season banned. **** you HSUS.

Damn I'm jealous of you guys that get to hunt doves.

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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby 3200 Man » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:01 pm

Woody wrote:
GadwallGetter530 wrote:
Woody wrote:
GadwallGetter530 wrote:If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set of fire.


Is that the straw that would break the camels back?


Your idea of where we live is comical. Cali has some of the most liberal hunting and fishing laws in the country. With Great opportunity for public land access. You might hear all types of b.s. coming from southern California that really never goes anywhere. I know our state is horrible with its great weather and superb wing shooting. Oh god how do we live in such a place.lol wait that's right. You have now idea what it's really like here Lol


No doubt you guys have some of the best wing shooting and open hunting laws, but you also have the highest taxes (Thanks to Proposition 30, California now boasts the highest state income tax rate in the nation, California has the highest sales tax rate in the United States, California has the highest "minimum corporate tax" in the country. Each corporation must pay at least $800 to the state even if a corporation does not make a single dollar of profit, California is the only state in America that taxes carbon emissions, etc...), strictest gun laws, maybe the fewest personal freedoms, one of the worst states in America to do business (n 2011, the state of California ranked 50th out of all 50 states in new business creation), getting a job can be extremely difficult (As of October 2012, only Nevada and Rhode Island had higher unemployment rates than California), Sadly, an astounding 60 percent of all students attending California public schools now qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches, etc...


Not to hate on Cali, just the government of Cali....



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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:53 pm

We had another fantastic shoot this morning in fact so good I'm wondering where all these birds are coming from.
Still too warm to be migrating in.
And if I had to guess we saw more birds today than on the opener.
And the harvest on this one ranch is equal to the two larger Ranch's we shoot.
One thing I do know is it's stacking up to be a great dove season.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby jarbo03 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:22 pm

Glad to hear someone has birds, they have disappeared from here. Two of us scratched out 16 yesterday, while covering many areas. High of 62 with rain and lots of wind, today was worse, hunted for 2 hours and headed home after 5 birds.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby 3200 Man » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:43 pm

You can say that again Legband ! With all the birds still flying after 316 harvested , it's been a great year so far .
Still in the 90's here and with all the nut harvesting , birds are piling into the Safflower . It does help having the river
closeby along with a line of Willow Trees . They are thick as Blackbirds in the trees in the afternoons , which makes
for quick limits for most fellas . There's nothing like being under a flight-line , this year !
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby QH's Paw » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:22 am

GadwallGetter530 wrote:
Woody wrote:
GadwallGetter530 wrote:If they ever attempted to out law dove hunting in cali. I firmly believe the capital would be set of fire.


Is that the straw that would break the camels back?


Your idea of where we live is comical. Cali has some of the most liberal hunting and fishing laws in the country. With Great opportunity for public land access. You might hear all types of b.s. coming from southern California that really never goes anywhere. I know our state is horrible with its great weather and superb wing shooting. Oh god how do we live in such a place.lol wait that's right. You have now idea what it's really like here Lol

So then, you've got great pheasant there too? 8-)
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby QH's Paw » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:23 am

Legband wrote:We had another fantastic shoot this morning in fact so good I'm wondering where all these birds are coming from.
Still too warm to be migrating in.
And if I had to guess we saw more birds today than on the opener.
And the harvest on this one ranch is equal to the two larger Ranch's we shoot.
One thing I do know is it's stacking up to be a great dove season.

Oregon, they're coming from Oregon. Our birds got froze out for a week before the season opened. They went south. Now you gottem. Enjoy! :thumbsup:
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:51 am

Colt The wonder dog waiting this morning for shoot light.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:03 pm

Well it didn't last long less than 30 mins but it was fast and furious.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby banknote » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:56 pm

Went out for last hour and a half of shooting light to see what I could see. Found a little spot next to water with a grove of big trees about 50 yards back and a couple smaller dead ones right along the bank. Not a ton of dove around, but the few who were seemed to want to be in this spot. In an hour I probably shot at 10-12 birds, killed 4 which is pretty good for me, especially since I really haven't done any shooting since January. Dog handled them reasonably well, and got better with each one. He even held at the shot most of the time, so he just might turn out okay. Saw lots of ducks flying. It was a fun evening.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby GadwallGetter530 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:10 am

Went out for a solo shoot a few days ago. Got a couple bonuses out of the deal.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:27 am

Sweet out of all my years dove hunting I have never shot a banded dove.
My buddy shot one at China Island And other than yours that's the only one I know about personally.
Congrats on a great piece of memorabilia.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Goldfish » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:15 pm

Today was a bust. Walking out at first light I saw one but there wasn't any wind to spin the wings. Now of course it's blowing 10-15
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby banknote » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:29 pm

GadwallGetter530 wrote:Went out for a solo shoot a few days ago. Got a couple bonuses out of the deal.
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first Euro and band of the season.

Are those a couple collareds on top? I want to shoot some of those.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby GadwallGetter530 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:51 pm

The top one is.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby GadwallGetter530 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:19 pm

Legband wrote:Sweet out of all my years dove hunting I have never shot a banded dove.
My buddy shot one at China Island And other than yours that's the only one I know about personally.
Congrats on a great piece of memorabilia.

We had a run for a few years where we would kill a few every season. They mainly were banded in gray lodge or the surrounding areas. Had a few from down south and a couple from Oregon and eastern California. My first was a double banded money deal with one silver and one gold band. I almost didn't see it. Lol I think were up to around 30 for the property. This one makes 19 for me. Its cool to see where those little birds move too when you get the report back.
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Re: Journal Your Dove Hunts.

Postby Legband » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:53 pm

GadwallGetter530 wrote:
Legband wrote:Sweet out of all my years dove hunting I have never shot a banded dove.
My buddy shot one at China Island And other than yours that's the only one I know about personally.
Congrats on a great piece of memorabilia.

We had a run for a few years where we would kill a few every season. They mainly were banded in gray lodge or the surrounding areas. Had a few from down south and a couple from Oregon and eastern California. My first was a double banded money deal with one silver and one gold band. I almost didn't see it. Lol I think were up to around 30 for the property. This one makes 19 for me. Its cool to see where those little birds move too when you get the report back.


How cool is that.
I'm sure it's like any other band in that you need to be in a area that they band in or that banded birds move into.
On the east side of the central valley we have three main Ranch's we shoot for doves appox 7500 acres.
I would venture to say in the first two week season of the year at least 700 to 900 doves are harvested by all the shooters and it's a good number of guys for the opener and dwindling down to a hand full of hunters after the first 3-4 days.
Now I realize a lot of guys never even check for bands but in all the years we have hunted these Ranch's, back to high school on the big one 1977 I have never seen a band.
You have been very blessed to be in some great banding areas.
Congratulations on the trophy kills, if you have a pic of your collection I would love to see it.
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