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Dove Season Dates?

Does anybody know when this year's dove season starts? I have been seeing the doves lately and can't find the season information anywhere.
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Re: Dove Season Dates?

September 1st.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 10:22 PM
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<span style="font-style: italic">Pennsylvania’s early migratory bird seasons have been approved, and changes this year give dove hunters about three additional weeks to spend afield.
Federal frameworks have increased the total season length for mourning doves from 70 to 90 days.
In Pennsylvania, that means the first segment of dove season will expand substantially, opening on Monday, Sept. 1 and running through Saturday, Nov. 15.
Traditionally, the first segment started and ended in September, and much of October was closed to dove hunting.
Ian Gregg, who heads up the Game Commission’s game birds section, said channeling the additional dove-hunting days to the early season segment was done with hunters in mind.
“Pennsylvania dove hunters who responded to a recently completed survey indicated they generally prefer as many dove hunting days in early autumn as possible,” Gregg said. “As a result, the additional days have been routed to the early season segment to create 2 ½ months of continuous dove hunting.”
Hunting hours during the longer first segment are from noon until sunset from Sept. 1 through Sept. 25. Then beginning on Sept. 26, and through Nov. 15, hunting hours begin at one-half hour before sunrise and end at sunset.
Two short-season segments around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays also have been retained. Gregg said this also is in response to the survey results, which showed these later seasons are popular and productive times for the most avid dove hunters to be afield. The later season segments will run from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29 and from Dec. 27 to Jan. 1, with hunting hours during those segments set at one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
The daily bag limit in each dove-hunting segment has been set at 15, with a possession limit of 45.
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Can't wait!

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I'm ready. So many doves over the cut wheat fields.

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September 1st can't get here soon enough!
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