Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Roper, Jul 30, 2014.
...Grouse season opens...Yeah!
I can't wait, it's gotta be my favorite week in the year.
Dove opens the same day. Dove season is a good excuse to shoot shotgun shells up into the air with no results. It's like the second coming of 4th of July what with the opportunity to make noise.
I do not doubt you... based on near identical post and time years past. Looking forward to bird hunting vicariously through your reports as I seem never to be able to free up the time to get into this myself .
Well put, Bill. One doesn't hunt doves; you just shoot & when you have no more shotshells, you go home.
This is a good way to put it. Go home lighter than when you arrived.
I use a 28-gauge just so I can carry more shells & stay longer . . .
I'd like to give doves a try but I have no idea where to go. There's a few around where I hunt grouse but darned few.
I'll let you know if I find enough around to make the drive worth it, Roper. I'll start scouting within the next couple weeks.
There's doves around Moses Lake. I'm assuming this one spot is still good.
This is starting to sound like the makings for an epic "Cast & Blast & Blast & Blast . . . " . . . add a few prams/floating devices & we could see if Lenore fishes as good in the fall as it used to.
Dove shoots and grouse hunts, love'em.
Anyone who would use anything larger than a 20 ga on either species would also try to snag native steelhead off the redd.
I'm not sure about that Karl, my 16 is handy for grouse, never tried doves...but if you insist I have a 20 and 28...
Besides that, using a 28 gives me an extra excuse for missing . . .
Roper, save that 16 ga ammo for pheasants, as you know, that is the ideal gun for them. Grouse are 'up close birds" and doves are too small to need much shot to bring 'em down. And Jim hit the nail on the head, I mean there is a hell of a lot of difference in the amount of shot in 3/4 oz vs 7/8 ounces...not.
I know both you and Jim shoot way too well to need a bazooka for doves or grouse.
There's doves around Rocky Ford, but I'm out for grouse. There's a Cogburn gun rack coming in Wednesday for the new bike, so I'll get to hit all the closed forest roads that aren't burned up by now. One of the better spots was Hatchery Creek road off Highway 2, but it's just charcoal and soot now. The White River area's pretty much toast also!
Way to blow up a killer local spot on a fishing forum... Oh wait....
The Glorious 1st!!! Scotland has their Glorious 12th, we have the 1st! Gotta dust off the tweeds and oil up the hammergun!!
That's why I switched to my 28 for grouse. Although I do take the 20 now and then, but I can miss just as well with it.
The 1st is on a Monday too.
Hopefully everyone else will be working!!