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Dove Hunting

August 15, 2021 2 min read

Dove Hunting

Dove Hunting is the perfect start for beginners in bird hunts. Although dove hunting is the simplified form of bird hunting, it laid the foundation of other bird hunting. 

Types of Dove:

The dove is divided into three groups, these are

  • Legal game birds

  • Unprotected species

  • Protected species

Legal Game Birds:

This group consist of

  • Mourning Dove

  • White-winged Dove

  • White-tipped Dove- White-fronted

Unprotected Species:

The unprotected species are,

  • Rock Dove- Rock pigeon

  • Eurasian Collared-Dove

Protected Species:

You can not hunt the protected species, and these are

  • Inca Dove

  • Band-tailed Pigeon

  • Common Ground-Dove

Dove Hunting Season :

The season lasts around the year, depending upon in which state you want to hunt. The season starts in September. You must be aware of the state regulations and terms and get a license before going hunting.

Dove Hunting Tips and Tactics:

The following tips might be helpful

  • Use dove decoys

  • Master your ability to focus

  • Practice shooting

  • Sit and ambush at a proper spot

Clothing For Dove Hunting:

For dove hunting, the hunters must select something that will help them to blend in.Camo clothing allows the hunters to walk closely around the dove.

The dove hunters with camo clothing can sit at the proper place and wait for the right time to press the trigger. 

Dove hunter’s Checklist:

The dove hunter must check this before leaving

  • License

  • Shooting Gun

  • Hunting Map

  • Sunglasses/Binoculars

  • Insect repellent

  • Water and snacks

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Knife for after hunt processing

Basic Dove Hunting Method:

The most basic method of hunting doves is Pass-shooting; it means to shoot them when they fly over. 

The other method of shooting is  decoys; means to call them in the nearest possible range. 

Go on dove hunting and enjoy your delicious meal.

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