banning lead for doves

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  1. ALLSTAR 1

    ALLSTAR 1 Elite Refuge Member

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    the Chronicle are all a bunch of anti hunting liberals ,most all sportsmen around H town are wise to there anti BS . we have more dove in my area south of H town ( i manage a very large dove hunting operation round Rosenberg ,Beasly Texas ,I know ) then we have had in 50 years ,nuf said
     
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    But what if by simply using steel you could increase that number even more by 25 or even 50%? Could you not easily recoup any small amount of extra $$ for shells by having more doves ie more doves = more hunters? Is it not worth studying?
     
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    I agree steel works for doves. I wish they would go ahead and ban lead. We all know it's going to happen. Once it does we can quit arguing about it.
     
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    Here in Indiana you must use steel shot on all state Fish and wildlife areas for doves.
    Its been that way for several years,most areas have a 50ty shell limit also,I am not sure if the shell limit helps much,everyone seems to shoot just as much as before the limit.
    I read somewhere a few years back that if there were 500,000,000 doves in North America 400,000,000 would die every year regardless of the means.
    And steel 6-7's kill doves just fine if you do your part.

    Greg
     
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    Steel for all state wildlife lands in Washington as well. Steel 6's work well on doves. I really don't get all the complaining about steel shot for doves and upland game. The tin foil hat club sure hates steel shot. I'm all for the lead ban.
     
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    Don't hunt with vintage guns do you!

    Dennis
     
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    Most of the time I don't. There are other options like light hand loads of bismuth and steel 7's haven't hurt my old fixed choke O/U with mod and full barrels.
     
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    I STAND WITH R.R.


    redjone.....We started with 8 pairs of doves nesting in the trees in my yard this spring and now we are down to 3 doves just being around the house because of a hawk getting them.:mad::mad::mad:
     
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    A bicycle works for getting from place to place... A car works better the majority of the time.

    I would hazard that the incidental pellets eaten by doves and other birds is insignificant... And I would have to wonder about the thriving quail populations that are present at a couple of sporting clay ranges...:scratch...

    I am fairly convinced that the lead ban (other than ducks in some areas) is more of an anti-hunting agenda which has been marketed well enough to create a public outcry.
     

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