Air temperature: 64-93
Wind direction/speed: West 1-3 mph
On September 2, 2018 my brother in law, my son, and I, tried our luck at dove hunting. From time to time it can be difficult to wake my son up early in the morning, so I decided to take him on a afternoon/evening hunt.
The particular area we were hunting is a dairy farm which was encompassed by farm land. The crop of choice in this area is silage corn, and the majority of the corn has not yet been harvested.
The afternoon temperatures soared into the low 90’s, which made the doves lethargic. At around 4 pm we noticed several groups of doves flying from a lagoon to the edge of a freshly harvested almond orchard.
We strategically setup in a location between the two rally points. There was plenty of concealment to keep us hidden behind a large stack of hay bails.
We were able to limit out in less then three hours so we headed back home to clean our catch and eat some supper. Overall it was a good time with the family, and I look forward to the next opportunity to make memories.