We killed a few. We were down on the smaller field across the road. I had been throughout the week to scout and the smaller field was the only field that had any birds. The big field by the barns didn’t have any birds at all. As far as I could tell, there wasn’t hardly any feed for them on the big field. The smaller field did have a little bit of millet in it.
I was at the McDuffie PFA quota shoot on Saturday. HOT HOT HOT - and I'm not talking about the number of birds. My phone said it was 98 degrees at around 3:00. They started coming in at 3:30 or so and were pretty good until about 6:30. Sporadic after that. I got 10 but if I could have hit worth a darn would have limited before 6:30 for sure. Small field but well laid out and the birds were coming to the planting. I definitely happened on the hot spot in the field (luck - no scouting) but I think everyone seemed to be getting opportunities. Overall - a really good shoot. Would have been much better if it wasn't so darned HOT. My first time at a public shoot and I'm pretty sure my first opening day. Boy some of those doves were TINY.
They left because he didn't prep it right. I was at a job Monday in Walton county near a dove field that was loaded with dove and 3-4 guys shooting. They were done before 8 o'clock. The birds are around. Just not there