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Traditional Hunting Seasons Begin

Today (Sept. 1) is the opening day for the traditional autumn hunting seasons. Dove season is probably the longest tenured of the early fall hunts. Though not a popular hunt in our area, sportsmen have targeted doves in various farming regions for many years. Today's dove hunter has a generous daily limit of 15 birds. If I were to hunt doves, it would take me hundreds of shells to down that many birds. In what seems to be an inconsistent Game Commission policy, the commission manages 100 fields specifically for dove hunting. The commission harvests parts of planted fields to attract doves to a...


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