Ground dove vs Mourning Doves


New Member
Jul 5, 2012
Murrieta, CA
Does anyone have a quick tip or advice on identifying Mourning doves from ground doves. I hunt Southwest Riverside county and East County SD for dove but without the large flocks of birds I've been pretty trigger shy not wanting to shoot a ground dove by accident. I know mourning doves hang out on the ground during the hotter parts of the day so if anyone can help ID the birds after takeoff I would appreciate it. Thanks
Thanks snake charmer. Ill have to keep that in mind. Glad I didn't pull the trigger on a few last year than. They were probably ground doves. Better safe than sorry!

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