Doing the Dove Dance

The best dove hunt floating on top of my memory happened when I was about 12 or 13 years old. My dad and about a dozen of his friends drove to an Alamance County farm. […]

Other Hunting

Check Web site for dove-field updates

During the first two weeks of August, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission send information to Raleigh about what’s been planted and is growing at game-lands food plot across the state. […]


How to hit a dove

The anomaly of mourning doves is they weigh on average only 4 ½ ounces but are one of the most-difficult-to-down game birds in the world. […]


For the Love of the Dove

In the beginning, Louis Batson III was his dad’s designated retriever in the dove field — a 5-year-old boy scrambling through corn stalks to pick up birds brought down by the blast of his father’s humpback Browning 12-gauge. […]


Dove-Day Afternoon

The gray, feathered missile bobbed and weaved, riding the afternoon breeze as several loads of No. 8 lead shot narrowly missed making contact and sending it tumbling to the ground. […]