Dove hunters getting cyber help this year - Arizona

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Dove hunters getting cyber help this year

Plus 1 million more acres are available to hunt

Want to figure out where to hunt dove this year starting Sept. 1, especially since there are approximately 1 million more acres available to pursue these aerial speedsters?

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has put together a special dove hunting page on its website at www.azgfd.gov/dove. This page provides tips, regulations, a map to help you figure out where you can and cannot hunt, and lots of other valuable information.

Got a smart phone? Now there is even a special mobile-friendly dove page just for you; just bookmark www.azgfd.gov/m.dove.

You can also find some good dove hunting information from the National Wild Turkey Federation at www.nwtf.org/newsletter/feature_story.html.

Don’t forget that there is another bonus this year: the daily bag limits for both white-winged dove and mourning dove are 10.

The increased access for dove hunting, and many other hunting opportunities as well, is a result of two recently revised state laws. Those changes transferred the authority to regulate the use of firearms for the take of wildlife within municipal boundaries to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

Because of these changes, dove hunters will no longer have to drive long distances to partake in this Arizona hunting tradition. If you have questions about these changes, you might just find the answers in the department’s frequently asked questions section.

Keep in mind that Game and Fish has taken a prudent approach in deploying these increased authorities and has closed hunting in many well-defined, densely populated metro areas. But while doing so, biologists chose easy-to-recognize roadways and other features as the boundaries. Unlike past years, now you will be able to easily determine where you can and cannot hunt doves.

“For some, the ‘good old days’ are back. For most of us, these are the good old days – don’t miss out,” said Doug Burt, an avid dove hunter who is also a public information officer with the Game and Fish Department.
 

Lungpopper

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In Yuma the last two years the Whitewings have been plentiful, but the Mornings' we have really had to work our butts off.
The new Ten Whitewing rule will make it a lot easier to limit. Should be a great start to a fun season of hunting.
 

NBK

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Yes the new 10 bird limit on whitewings will make life easier for sure. We can now get up when the sun comes up and shoot a limit. Looking forward to the season! :) :) :)
 

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