Scout before 9 A.M. or after 3 P.M. when birds are more likely to be
moving. When you see doves, watch for several minutes. If more doves
follow, you've found a potential hunting site. Most dove aficionados
hunt fields of just-harvested grain crops.
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Doves use keen eyes from high
vantage points to spot hunters. To help even the playing field, hunters
must be properly concealed. Wear camo clothng matching your
surroundings. Try to blend into features of the landscape — patches of
standing grain missed during harvest, tree-line edges, etc. Consider
fashioning a blind from corn stalks, brush or other local materials.
Camo tape or finish on your shotgun helps hide gun movements. Camo
grease paint or a mask hides the shine on your face.