First Eurasian collared dove

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  1. Pastor

    Pastor Senior Refuge Member

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    I guess as they spread we will see more of them but a first for me. Big ole doves. Breast meat was as big as a teal. When it fell I second guessed myself and thought I shot a pigeon. Screenshot_20180906-102420.png Screenshot_20180906-103129.png Screenshot_20180906-220604.png
     
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  2. Matfield

    Matfield Refuge Member

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    They're neat birds. I've shot a few over the years. Ususally in fields near town. They come into the fields more like pigeons.
     
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  3. ARHHH4

    ARHHH4 Senior Refuge Member

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    I shot my first ones ever this past week. Had seen more and more the past few years. I shot my limit Monday night by standing in my sister in law's yard. I didn't count for sure, but I bet 8 or 9 outta my 15 were Eurasians. They were coming off a grain elevator about half a mile away and landing in the evergreens in her backyard. My shot percentages were awfully high that night. Stevie Wonder could knock them dudes outta the sky! They ate dang good as well.
     
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  4. dux/24 7

    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    They dont count towards your limit....
     
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  5. Sunklands

    Sunklands Elite Refuge Member

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    60% of the doves that we killed on the first 2 days were collard doves. A lot easier to hit than their smaller cousin.
     

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