Nay calls me up and says, “Jamie, want to go dove hunting with me?”.. What do you think my response was? Oh what…Dove, wow! So, got myself a 20 gauge over under ATI Calvary SX from my local gun shop (at under $500.00 you can’t go wrong with the Over Under). Search: “Colfax Guns and Ammo”.
Yeah, I never shot the thing until the day before, Nay gave me some quick skeet training in his back yard. He would throw and I would shoot. yeah, that hour of training came in real handy. I learned how to lead just a little and bust some clay.
So, we go over to a private farm, Nay’s buddy holds a dove shoot once a year to the local populace, 15 bucks for the day and 8 bucks for well needed round of lunch. Contact and details for Thornton Taxidermy and Guide Services ( specialize in Dove, Deer and Small Game ).
What a challenge, I must have shot at least 150 rounds, and yes, I did get my bag limit of 15!! Not all of the guys got their 15, but I sure as heck did.
Nay, well, he and his wife brought us all down, 27 together as a team. What a fine set of hunting budies he and his wife are.. Yeah, they put us all to shame, but dang, it was about the funnest hunting I’ve ever done.
Nay knows how to shoot that 20ga of his, he dropped just about every bird that flew his way. I mean, they couldn’t get past him, not even if they came up over the trees behind him. They appeared out of no where, and in that split second, boom, puff, feathers, bird spirals down. Just like that. What a pro!
Yeah, so we did really well, we got our limits, I was impressed and surprised that for my first time ever dove hunting, I got my 15, though I lost three birds in the woods, I’ll still count them as part of my 15 bag limit.
What a great trip. Sign in time, waivers and paying the bills.
King Dove Hunter “King Dover”
My first birds!
The Field bellow, what a fine view.
These rounds here, yeah, this is a small percentage of what I shot this day, maybe like 8%..hahahah.
Nay setting up, ready to take em’ down and show us all how it’s done.
We did a little traditional shoot during our lunch break!
Waiting in the sun, just loving the shade. I’m assuming this is what doves see, just shadows.. lol.
Road kill?, nah, it’s our day’s trophies!
Nay and his wife showing off again..
What?? posing like Pros…