Archive for Monday, August 30, 2010

Kansas dove hunting season begins Wednesday

August 30, 2010


— The dove hunting season begins Wednesday in Kansas, which has one of the largest dove populations in the country.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks says the dove harvest in Kansas is among the top five in the United States. Last year, about a half-million doves were bagged by hunters in Kansas.

Wildlife officials also tell The Hutchinson News they hope that a continued study will give more information on the number of doves harvested. The state has banded 15,000 doves since 2003. Yet hunters have reported only 500 bands.

The department says that's likely because dove hunters aren't used to looking for bands like waterfowl hunters.

Officials are trying to encourage more dove hunters to check for bands on the doves they shoot and report them to the department.


Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 9 months ago

Check. Check. I'll be out this week, with the old wirehair at my side.

tolawdjk 7 years, 9 months ago

Ugh, its been -years- since life has allowed me the time to dove hunt, and I don't see it changing this year either.

riverdrifter 7 years, 9 months ago

Packed to go west for 2 days and shoot them off an old windmill pond way off down in a lonely draw. It's always good to get back out to that place.

Clickker 7 years, 9 months ago

I dont check for bands because I can never find the damm birds after I pop em!!!

Kathy Theis-Getto 7 years, 9 months ago

LOL. Only birds I know that are very adept at ducking!!!!!

mdrndgtl 7 years, 9 months ago

I've been wondering about those, I just assumed I was bagging privileged doves with enough disposable income to afford flashy accessories.

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