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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    I've been dove hunting twice, been unsuccessful twice.

    Any pointers for a wannabe dove hunter? All of the doves around here live in the 'burbs, too close to buildings.
    Well, not sure how many ponds you have out there where you hunt but we usually set 3 or 4 of us up, strategically placed around the shores of a pond. I think that unless you're in a major flyway, your best odds are to place yourself at a pond, creek bed or orchard.

    SIXTO, you better get your butt out there and scarf up some ammo, 'cause if it's like around here during dove season, it gets hard to come by, even at WW. So what's your limit out there in Ohio for a daily harvest of dove? Ours is 10 per day our here in Calif.
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    15 was the magic number last year, I assume it's will be the same this year, but I haven't looked yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Usually just breast them. I've found that doing the whole bird isn't worth the effort for me. But, I might feel differently this year. I'm going to use a 20 instead of a 12. We'll see if that make a difference- even if its less birds in the ice bucket.
    I switch from a 12 to 20 and hunted Quail for the first time last year with the 20. Bagging the limit was not a problem. I did notice less damage, and it sure was nice carrying around a lighter gun all day.

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    Gotta love the Citori's. Beretta makes a fine shotgun as well, but it is tough to find a 20 with 26" barrels these days. I would love to by an AL or one of the newer 400's, but I don't have 1300 to spare these days. A guy can dream though. :)

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    Last year for fun and sport, I hunted with my old Iver Johnson .410 single shot. I think that thing was made when Earth still had that "new dirt smell" to it. Anyways, I did well with it and it was a blast to hunt with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    I switch from a 12 to 20 and hunted Quail for the first time last year with the 20. Bagging the limit was not a problem. I did notice less damage, and it sure was nice carrying around a lighter gun all day.
    Yes, I've switched to a 20 a few years back for pheasant and quail for the very reasons you've pointed out. Those who say the 410 and 20 are beginner guns are dead wrong. I say 12's are for rookies
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    I've got a .410 single shot that I love to shoot. .410 are definetly not for beginners its a fun challenge.

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    I would like to get a 410 Remington Wingmaster some day. I had the chance to handle one at a shop once, but did not have the funds. Really nice, came up nice and smooth, light weight, and swung easy. Very nice shotgun, and I would welcome the challenge of making the hunt a bit more sporting.

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    2 years ago I broke out my 16 ga side by side French guild gun. Best I can figure it's over 100 yrs old. Unfortunately, I can't hit the broad side of a barn with it. Sure was fun to break it out and run a box through it. But that sharp comb beat my jaw to death. My face hurt for days.

    I had to break out the 870 to hit anything.
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    Well, I'm sorry to say, the season opener stunk. I killed one bird. Thats pretty sad. We only saw maybe a dozen, most of which were out of range. I did miss a few that I really should have hit, but oh well, thats they way it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Well, I'm sorry to say, the season opener stunk. I killed one bird. Thats pretty sad. We only saw maybe a dozen, most of which were out of range. I did miss a few that I really should have hit, but oh well, thats they way it goes.
    Seemed like it was hard times all around. I bet they are all out there flying around right now though, laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Seemed like it was hard times all around. I bet they are all out there flying around right now though, laughing.
    I'll see 20 tomorrow in my backyard at the feeders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'll see 20 tomorrow in my backyard at the feeders.
    Well then, I'll be right over.
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    Come on over. I'll unlock the gate... just don't blast holes in the neighbors house, he's already mad at me.
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    Still waiting on Sat here. And noon Sat at that. I work second now, so the noon opener is not so bad for me.
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