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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2018, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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SGL closed to waterfowl hunting, managed dove field?

SGL 218 in Erie County has been posted, closed to waterfowl hunting, due to a managed dove field?!?!! Speculation is it has something to do with being considered "baited" but if so, how is it legal to hunt doves there? They are migratory birds as well, subject to the same baiting laws, right ? What is a managed dove field, and how can that close waterfowl hunting?
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A managed dove field is a field that has been manipulated ie. after the corn or whatever grain is has formed grain just before dove season it will be brush hogged there for scattering the grain all over the ground. It is in effect hunting over bait. Federal law was amended several years ago to allow this practice for hunting doves but it is still unlawful to hunt waterfowl around a baited area.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2018, 08:11 AM
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Oh so now we are allowed to hunt some things over bait but not others...lol !! That is funny !! We get to hunt what they want us to hunt over bait !! That's about as funny as the second buck tag and wanting to charge $150 for the tag !! Whats next !!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2018, 04:22 PM
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how about picking a game land that isn't a game land that supports waterfowl hunting wouldn't that make common cense lets. shut waterfowling down for another hunt like no goose hunting during deer season come on pgc get your heads out of your south bound orffice. there are plenty other game lands that don't support waterfowl but have plenty of doves in the area. I just don't get it !
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Cduck is right! There are plenty of gamelands that are not conductive to waterfowl hunting! The PGC has legalized these baited dove fields to generate more interest in hunting,but what good is it if they are discouraging the long time established hunters??!! It makes no sense!

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Speculation? Has someone actually taken the 5 minutes to call an office ans speak to a WCO? Or just complaining.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 08:12 AM
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I drove around SGL 218 and didn't see any signs. Where are the signs you are referring to?
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