View Full Version : 2012 Dove Season

08-18-2012, 1:27 PM
Hey calguns, I'm new to posting on this forum, but I was wondering where some decent spots are to hunt doves in southern California. I usually make a trip down to Yuma Arizona but funds are low this season, so I'm looking for something more local. I live in Ventura County, so Bakersfield/Antelope Valley are reachable. Not looking to steal anyone's secret spot, just looking for an area to maybe get a limit.


08-18-2012, 1:35 PM
Niland, by salton sea.. But good luck it will be packed down there.. I'll be down there the 2nd weekend after opener

08-18-2012, 1:41 PM
Looking for something a little closer since I plan on just making a day trip on the 2nd, and scouting the weekend before.

Thanks for the reply.

08-18-2012, 3:04 PM
Paso is a much better drive for you and a nice area. Not cheap though.

Not sure of public/BLM land.

08-18-2012, 7:56 PM
Anyone know any areas around bakersfield? That guided hunt is $550. Ouch.

08-18-2012, 9:41 PM
[QUOTE=uscpsycho55;9157370]Looking for something a little closer since I plan on just making a day trip on the 2nd, and scouting the weekend before.

Thanks for the reply.[/QUOT

Me too. That's why I'm going out the weekend after. Maybe somebody knows. I'm in oc.

08-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Do we even have done in CA? Lol
Where is the closest spot to hunt in OC?

And I have some extra federal #8 shot hunting loads I'm looking to sell if anyone is looking for any.

PM me if anyone's interested.

08-19-2012, 8:35 AM
My son and eye were out walking the dog last night and we saw about fifteen dove in our neighborhood, they are all over the place. And I live in the suburbs, not the country. If my neighborhood is any indication, we should have a nice dove season.

08-19-2012, 9:50 AM
Ya at my work I could shoot a limit every afternoon, but it's illegal to hunt in Ventura county =(

08-19-2012, 2:29 PM
It's illegal to hunt in VC? Says where? Not that I am a big hunter but if I knew someone with acreage in Moorpark out in the boonies, I couldn't hunt out there legally???

08-19-2012, 2:35 PM

08-19-2012, 4:40 PM
As far as I know its illegal to discharge a firearm in VC.

08-19-2012, 9:54 PM
Well then the owners of Wes Thompson's Piru Range have been breaking that law for many years. Same with the Ojai Valley Gun Club.

08-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Found this:

I guess it's illegal to shoot a gun in VC unless you're at a shooting range or hunting.

Still don't know if there are any rural areas left in VC though.