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Dove Season a Month Away...

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Yes I know this is a fly tying forum but with the anticipation of Dove Season being right around the corner I made these flies out of I believe from the head of a turtle dove that I received in my Ebay lot.

 

My first time on using floss...Took me a little getting use to working with that stuff.

 

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cool. I usually go about 1 for 1 on doves.

 

one dove for every one box of shells....

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Mmmmmmm dove, lots of wheat fields out back this year and lots of dove, looking forward to some B.B.Q Dove breast.

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Filet the meat off the breast and dredge it in a spiced up flour breading. Deep fry and wet with wing sauce. Buffalo Dove Bites.

 

And the wing covert feathers make wicked soft hackles...

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Dove hunting was one of my very favorite back in the 60s but the numbers are not like they used to be. I sure miss it. I remember one time when they flew over so thick and so low that I threw dirt clods at them (came close) because I ran out of shells. I hunted them a lot, averaging 1 in every 3 to 4 shots, but never found the body feathers useful for tying. They were excellent simmered in mushroom gravy though.

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