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Every year on Labor Day Weekend, I do like thousands of others around the country and migrate to my favorite dove hunting spot. The area I go to every year is right on the Arizona border with California, south of Blythe, CA, and right across the river from Cibola, AZ.

We usually do very well hunting doves in this area. Last year, my 14 year old shot 40 in 4 days (limit: 10 per day), and I shot 37. I've been going there for years, and although it's very hot, we usually do very well and have a good time.

Is anyone interested in meeting up in the area to do a little hunting this year?


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Just interested but what do you eat these doves?
Or is it just fun? My beagle would love to help Smile

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Ten a day is not a lot of food. It takes 5 doves just to make a snack. I would like to go but have a previous commitment.

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Hmmm. Let me think about it for a bit. Sounds like a good time, even though the dove are VERY safe with me around, but it still is a great stress reliever blasting off a few boxes of shells! My son will be 16 on Sept. 4th, and if I can pry him away from cell service and his sweetheart for a weekend... Laughing


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haha, Funny. We don't hunt much in Holland, I never even fired a gun. I would love to shout some shitty dove though. Smile

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i'd love to attend, not sure how i would get out that way though, if anyone else from the valley is going maybe i could hitch a ride with whoever is planning on going, it would look a bit strange riding my honda down the highway with a shotgun on my back Rolling Eyes

but hey my bug may be up and running by then so we'll see what happens!
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I'm a member of the 870 club, myself, and so is my kid. It would be great if a few guys could go. It will be a bit hot for the bajas, but I'm sure someone could talk me into bringing it. Usually I bring my Tacoma because it's much nicer with A/C.


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Do you camp (RV) or hotel?


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I'm an 870 armorer, and have one myself. Hmmm, too bad I'm the oncall detetive that week. I'll have to stay within an hour of the PD for call out. I might be able to make it to the Gila Bend area though. Too bad. Good luck.


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Well take a motor home. Once you have experienced air conditioning, it's hard to go back to a tent. We always meet up with a group that camps in tents, too. We've been going there together to the same spot for at least 10 years or so.


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nice i would like to go but i dont have a car to drive up that way and i dont think anyone in the valley would be going and if someone is then i will go. i will bring the 12 gauge and tent. and would love to go. anyone from the valley going.


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this is a big MAYBE for me, i'll have to see what my schedule is like and see if my Bug is up and running by then, and if it's even in shape to go, if everything works out I'LL GO! maybe i'll bring my other 12g along with the .357 just for fun Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes

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I've got that same .357, only in stainless.

My experience is that it's a bit too large for doves, though. There's not much left but feathers after a shot from a .357.

...And they're really hard to shoot when they're flying with a handgun. It might be easier with a bow.

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I've got that same .357, only in stainless.

My experience is that it's a bit too large for doves, though. There's not much left but feathers after a shot from a .357.

...And they're really hard to shoot when they're flying with a handgun. It might be easier with a bow.

LOL>>>>

NAH the shotgun for the doves, the .357 for those pesky Fence Perching Cans Laughing


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I could showe you my 'gun' but i think I would be banned from this site, Very Happy
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I used to have a home made bow when I was about 16. Almost show a gul out the air, Nearly missed him. He saw it comming because he evaded my arrow.
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