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m98
08-06-2008, 11:25 PM
Any of you guys have heard of the eurasian dove species that's just been added to the game list and have any of you guys spotted any of the doves in norcal so far?

JPolito830
08-07-2008, 7:14 AM
http://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/photos/eudove.htm

Good website about them and what they look like.

lead chucker
08-07-2008, 8:49 AM
I thought this thread was going to be about a norcal invasion by the French... :rolleyes:

Guntech
08-07-2008, 8:55 AM
More like eurasion DEAD after I find em!

GenLee
08-07-2008, 9:02 AM
I don't know about norcal, but the valley (el centro) is becoming infested with them. each of the last few years they have gotten more and more common, Last year we absolutely smoked em', I kinda like em' a little bigger target means fast limits and less HEAT and more poker at the hotel.:D

Gunaria
08-07-2008, 9:14 AM
I believe all you are going to see up in NorCal is going to be the mourning doves. The larger dove species like the white winged and the eurasian doves enjoy the more hot desert temps of the very south east part of SoCal.

giv1tatry
08-07-2008, 4:08 PM
Just come on up north, i dare ya.

damon1272
08-07-2008, 9:25 PM
The eurasian doves are an easy target compared to morning dove. It is like shooting a big fat basket ball.

Noypi916
08-07-2008, 10:03 PM
Can you use a pellet gun/air gun to hunt this kind of doves?

robairto
08-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Can you use a pellet gun/air gun to hunt this kind of doves?


You must be one heck of a shot to knock a bird down flying at 40mph with a pellet gun!:D:D:D

m98
08-07-2008, 10:50 PM
You must be one heck of a shot to knock a bird down flying at 40mph with a pellet gun!:D:D:D

I've done that before once when I was a kid. Had spotted an incoming pigeon, dropped to the knees lined up the crosshairs just in front of the pigeon and as it came into range, dropped the trigger and bird came down in like a plane making a landing. This was my luckiest shot I've ever made as a kid:). At the time I sported a crosman model 2100 in .177cal. w/tasco 4x20 and shot crosman pointed pellets

m98
08-07-2008, 10:51 PM
I believe all you are going to see up in NorCal is going to be the mourning doves. The larger dove species like the white winged and the eurasian doves enjoy the more hot desert temps of the very south east part of SoCal.

thanks Gunaria

hectoris
08-07-2008, 11:47 PM
Dam the first time I seen these were in Chowchilla, CA...Just north of fresno...Seen a few and man are they HUGE...I was what the F is that...Fat azz bird....Eats well....know I know what it is.....

Things are HUGE........

nothing4u
08-08-2008, 8:40 AM
There are Eurasian Doves in Fresno area. I've seen a few in the backyard. However out in the fields during dove season I've never shot one. My guess is that they have not hit high enough numbers yet for people to notice.

Noypi916
08-09-2008, 1:30 PM
You must be one heck of a shot to knock a bird down flying at 40mph with a pellet gun!:D:D:D

No I'm serious. What I mean is is't legal to use a pellet gun to hunt doves. Ofcourse I'm not going to chase them while flying. I'm going to wait until they landed or rested. Then it's going to be 1 shot 1 kill type of hunt.

Where can I get more info regarding hunting and legality of pellet gun? I'm planning using a .22 cal Airforce Condore air rifle. Thanks in advance for any input.

nothing4u
08-09-2008, 7:00 PM
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/07-08-wf-uplnd-lands-regs.pdf