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    Dove Hunting Season Just Around Corner

    From the NEFGA.ORG News Release Forum:

    LINCOLN - Dove hunting season begins soon and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for those hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt.

    Doves may be hunted statewide. The season is Sept. 1-Oct. 30, with daily bag and possession limits of 15 and 30, respectively. Bag limits are for mourning, white-winged and Eurasian collared doves in aggregate.

    Nebraska residents 16 years and older and all nonresidents are required to have a valid Nebraska hunting permit, habitat stamp and Harvest Information Program (HIP) number. Register at www.nehip.com, www.OutdoorNebraska.org/HIP, at any Game and Parks district office or by phone at 1-877-NEHUNTS. Hunter education certification is required for some hunters.

    Dove hunters who find a leg band on a dove should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banding office at 1-800-327-BAND or report it at www.reportband.gov. In addition, randomly selected hunters will be asked to save one wing from each dove during the first week of the season and mail the wings postage-free to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Sunflower, millet or wheat, which generally provides good dove-hunting opportunities, have been planted at the following wildlife management areas (WMA) across the state. Planting and weather conditions may have reduced seed production in some plots:

    North-central - Pine Glen, Thomas Creek, Bobcat, Plum Creek, Calamus Reservoir and Myrtle Hall

    Northeast - Oak Valley, Wood Duck, Black Island, George Syas, Don Dworak and Elk Point Bend

    Southeast - Branched Oak, Yankee Hill, Little Salt Creek West, Olive Creek, Little Salt Creek, Helmuth, Wildwood, Pawnee, Twin Lakes, Stagecoach, Osage, Kansas Bend, Peru Bottoms, Schilling, Rake's Creek and Tobacco Island

    Southwest - Cedar Valley, Wapiti, Clear Creek, Red Willow, Medicine Creek, Swanson Reservoir and Enders

    South-central - Alexandria, Alexandria SW, Flathead, Little Blue, Little Blue East, Rose Creek, Rose Creek West, Arrowhead, Diamond Lake, Divorky Acres, Dry Sandy, Meridian and Sacramento-Wilcox

    No fields were planted specifically for doves at Panhandle WMAs, but Buffalo Creek, Bordeaux Creek, Chadron Creek and Cedar Canyon provide good hunting opportunities around ponds or water sites.

    Other WMAs throughout the state can provide good dove hunting opportunities, depending on local conditions. Contact the nearest Game and Parks office for area-specific information.

    Eurasian collared doves may be harvested Oct. 31-Aug. 31. The daily bag and possession limits are 15 and 30, respectively.
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    Report Fish/Game Violations:
    1-800-742-SNAP (7627)

    #2
    Eurasian collared doves cannot be harvested only during the month of September. Why is this?

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      #3
      I'm confused by this as well. It says "The season is Sept. 1-Oct. 30, with daily bag and possession limits of 15 and 30, respectively. Bag limits are for mourning, white-winged and Eurasian collared doves in aggregate." Does this mean that Eurasian collared doves can be shot year round then since it goes on to say "Eurasian collared doves may be harvested Oct. 31-Aug. 31?

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        #4
        Originally posted by gustafson View Post
        I'm confused by this as well. It says "The season is Sept. 1-Oct. 30, with daily bag and possession limits of 15 and 30, respectively. Bag limits are for mourning, white-winged and Eurasian collared doves in aggregate." Does this mean that Eurasian collared doves can be shot year round then since it goes on to say "Eurasian collared doves may be harvested Oct. 31-Aug. 31?
        It means that they can be hunted year round, but during the regular dove season they count towards your total.

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          #5
          Eurasian Collared Doves can be shot year round. Regardless, they count toward your daily bag and possession limit.

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            #6
            Originally posted by BTP738 View Post
            Eurasian Collared Doves can be shot year round. Regardless, they count toward your daily bag and possession limit.
            Thats good news, those things are thick back home! Cleaning them isnt much fun thoough, it seems like they have alot more feathers and not that much more meat. Oh well they are still tasty.

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              #7
              Dove season is always a good time. Looking forward to getting out there.

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                #8
                And, as usual, Mother Nature provide the incentive for doves to move along just in time! Maybe it's my imagination but it seems like every year we get a good "cool" snap right after the start of dove season that moves a lot of the birds out. Looks like this year it's coming even earlier.

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                  #9
                  It seems the state didn't plant as many sunflowers this year as usual. Did anyone else notice this?

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                    #10
                    Had a great Argentina style hunt with the boy this afternoon on some public sunflowers. Got into a few swarms and defended the Mojo the best we could. Lots of birds and great decoyin'. Even scared up a few quail.
                    They have cometh

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                      #11
                      We shot 45 doves south of 41 late today. Had to break in my new gun. Got the barrel hot a few times.

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