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Dove Hunting: How to Stay Dialed In After Opening Day

Dove hunting is significantly simpler once you understand their needs and habits.

Dove Hunting: How to Stay Dialed In After Opening Day

While in flight, doves follow physical structures such as fencelines or sunflower rows, which guide them to feeding opportunities. (Photo by Keith Sutton)

Mourning doves can frustrate even the most experienced wingshots. They're fast. They're small. They're hard to hit.

Most hunters are happy if they can connect with a third of the shots they fire at these little gray speedsters.

Doves aren't like quail, grouse, woodcock or other upland birds that hunters typically walk up or hunt with pointing dogs. Instead, doves are hunted from a stand—a spot on the ground...

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