Monday, August 31, 2020

10 of the Best States for Dove Hunting Adventures

by Travis Smola

These states offer the best dove hunting opportunities.

With the fall rapidly approaching, it is time to start thinking about hunting seasons here in North America. While many of the big game seasons still have a few months to open in most states, now is the time to start getting excited about early season bird hunting. Many seasons are coming up fast or have already started.

Dove season is one of the first wingshooting activities many hunters can participate in every season. It is also a great opportunity for first time hunters to learn the ropes of hunter safety while simultaneously enjoying some fast action. They also make for fantastic table fare.

Hunting for doves is also an affordable way to enjoy an out-of-state hunt. That is why today we are putting together a list of the best dove hunting states to add to your bucket list.



The Sooner State is a great place for bird hunters to set out some decoys for some fast action on both resident and migratory birds. Oklahoma has a daily bag limit of 15 birds and three different varieties of dove to enjoy. In addition to mourning doves, they also have white wings and Eurasian collared doves. There are also dozens of public hunting areas open to dove hunters. There are also plenty of outfitters who will help put you on the birds on private land for as little as $100 a day, making it a very affordable hunt.


South Dakota

This state is a sportsmen and women's paradise, especially if you like bird hunting. South Dakota's mourning dove season runs from September 1 to November 9. The states Game, Fish and Parks department says that many of the doves here commonly make their way as far south as Central America. However, the abundant food sources make South Dakota an excellent stopover spot. and This state's season dates overlap several other upland bird seasons including pheasant, bobwhite quail, and ruffed grouse. That makes South Dakota an excellent option for any hunters looking for the ultimate bird hunting trip. There are plenty of outfitters in this state that offer affordable hunt packages for you and several friends to make some real memories.



The Cornhusker State may not be much to look at with its endless agricultural fields scattered across much of the state. What is boring to humans on a road trip is a flashing neon sign for the world's biggest buffet for doves. No wonder so many birds pass through Nebraska every year. Dove hunters who take advantage often find some of the best hunting in the country. Nebraska may be better known as a waterfowl destination, but this state holds white wings, Eurasian collared, and mourning doves. The season starts on September 1 and runs through October 30 every year.

See all 10 states and the complete Wide Open Spaces article


Friday, August 28, 2020

Family Tradition Missouri Dove Hunt Video


The Missouri Bootheel has some of the best dove hunting in the US. Come Sept 1 it is a family tradition to hit the fields after a long summer of fishing, grab the shotguns, plenty of Fiocchi's, and just see how much rust we've gathered since last fall. Its a fun time and no better way to start the hunting season.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Best of Oklahoma Dove Hunting Video


Four segments of favorite dove hunts from the past. 1.Dove hunting with a dog at Hackberry Flat WMA 2.Muzzle Loader Shotgun Dove hunting 3.Father and Son Dove hunt 4.Dove hunting with friends at Hackberry Flat.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Dove Hunting in Louisiana rice fields!! (Catch Clean Cook) GAME WARDENS called for ALBINO DOVE!!

Louisiana rice field dove hunting! (Catch Clean Cook) BIG FLOCKS!