Most people around here go down to the Imperial valley to hunt dove. Most will scout a week or two before season and try to find fields they are feeding in. If the birds aren't there, they will drive around till they find a field the birds are feeding in. They like the harvested wheat fields. (at least that's what I think)
I have had a blast shooting dove in our local mountains, You will have to do some scouting and find a pond they are going to water in the evening. If you find the right pond,there will be a lot of shooting action the last hour of daylight.