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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Doves in the southeast

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Are there dove on public lands in the southeast? Google maps has promising pictures of SGL 234, and it's not too far from me.. worth a shot?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 01:13 PM
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Re: Doves in the southeast

Yes, you can find some decent dove hunting on sgl 234. I've hunted there before. gets kinda crowded the first few days but that's not necessarily a bad thing for dove hunting.
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Re: Doves in the southeast

Thanks sid! I see you're from Centralia.. My brother lives in Oaks, and he's the one who wants to go for doves.. any public land worth looking over in the not so south or east?

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Re: Doves in the southeast

The times I have hunted doves on public land it is almost always too crowded for my liking.
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Re: Doves in the southeast

Find gravel, water, feed and roosts and anywhere between and you'll find doves.

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Re: Doves in the southeast

The best way to hunt doves without being able to sit in the middle of a sunflower field is to walk along standing corn. Have your dog or buddy go in about 7 rows and you walk on the outside...Take turns on flushing them to each other...My dog dog is a GSP and he gets the game. We do pretty good...
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Re: Doves in the southeast

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Thanks sid! I see you're from Centralia.. My brother lives in Oaks, and he's the one who wants to go for doves.. any public land worth looking over in the not so south or east?
I used to hunt a small tract of public land near the town of Reinholds. Don't remember ther SGL number, but it always produced some decent dove amounts. I haven't hunted there in years though. Its a small tract of less than 100 acres but its mostly fields with corn and hedgerows.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 12:34 AM
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Re: Doves in the southeast

Where is a decent place to hunt doves in Lehigh and Northampton Counties?
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Game Land 205 right on Rt 100 above Fogelsville.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 11:31 AM
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Re: Doves in the southeast

One piece of advice I will give on all the above tips and help, go scout before you hunt. It has been my experience that the birds change their flight paths according to crop rotation. Some times just a little some times alot. I have a couple of SGLs that hunt well when the corn is planted in a certain way. When it's planted differently, it hunts differently. This might mean a change of flight path form one corner to another, or maybe even staying over a tree line as opposed to cutting across a field. Spend a bit of time on the SGL you plan to hunt and get an idea of where the enter and exit fields, and where they may be roosting. I know, it kinda sounds like scouting for deer.

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