Just got back from my first dove hunt and greatly enjoyed it.
I went Dove hunting for my first time last year, and completely fell in love with it!! We had about 30 ppl out in about a 10 acre farm. And to this day, I see a Dove, I call out "Bird, Bird". It was a great experience!!! I cant wait to do it again!!! Glad U had a good time Virginia Scout!!!
Good evening you on.......get anything done on your shop......Do you get to shoot the Beretta.That's a nice weapon for the price(if that was the price you listed in your post)
Just started here too.......Had some guys bring 40 week before last and tried to give away at pool league night......would have taken some but didn't how long they had themor had cared for them(Don't like taking game from someone unless it's a REALLY good friend).A teammate took and if he doesn't get sick off first batch I'll slide a few from him..........They hit you pretty around here for baited fields......Anybody else have probs...........the invite you to hunt and want you pay him.....he baits and game warden busts everybody in the field.....gotta be careful here.
what part of Kaintuck you live in?I have family near Hillsboro.
I central.......heart of the Bluegrass.......My farm is about 40 miles SW of here.....not sure of Hillsboro is .....heard of it,I'm thinking western KY
What gun and ammo did you use? How many birds did you get?
I was never much good as a wingshot. I always got some doves, but not nearly as many as I shot at. My old daddy was great at it. A bird would fly, and before I knew what was up, he's fired and the bird fell. When I'd miss, which was often, he'd get really pissed and say, "God Dammit boy, shoot where they're gonna be!"
I use a Mossberg 500A with 8 shot heavy Winchester. i got one and a crow :>
Doves can be tricky...if missed by first shot they change direction real quick.I use to shot trap tourney shoots and that helps I shot in mountains with some really good shooters.I knew a guy that could shoot 100 bird(clays) and not misshe won a lot of money.All I ever did was win enough once to pay for my shells.Of cousre a lot of these guys reloaded and used "hot" shells and would slay guys shooting factory loads .....The best is then there are a small bunch flying together.I like the bird to fly from my right to left.I had a Browning BPS 12 GA. my ex-wife's father left me when he passed away.
I had a 20 gauge Ithaca Model 37 that I really like. One of the old plain ones, with the ring forward grip. It'll sounds absurd to some of you guys who are really into shotguns, but the one I had that I could do the best with was a Winchester 1200 in 20 gauge. It just felt really good in my hands, and tracked better than anything I've ever used. I could hit doves about 60% of the time with it. I used Winchester high brass #7 1/2. I got it one Sunday, at a gun show that had been really slow. I traded a stainless .44 Mag Virginian Dragoon for it, just to do a deal. Kept it for years and years, until I moved to Philadelphia and had no need it.