Archive for dove hunting

Where Doves Fly

Field Editor Frank Miniter offers five tips that should help you get a leg up on your competition in the dove field this fall.

September 08, 2014

Dove Field Safety

Hunting in all its forms is a safe and enjoyable activity. Complacency, however, can and will lead to accidents. A dove field full of hunters can become dangerous if someone gets lazy. Stick to these simple tips from Kyle Wintersteen to ensure that everyone stays safe this fall.

October 07, 2013

From The Cookbook: Dove Breast Stroganoff

Dove season has opened in many states around the country, and that means it's time for a delicious recipe to use at the end of your day of wingshooting.

September 05, 2013

Dove Load Options: Opening Day and Late in the Season

Shots taken on doves are decidedly different between Opening Day and late in the season, thus requiring different loads. See what American Rifleman Managing Editor Aaron Carter recommends for each scenario.

September 05, 2013

Ultimate Dove Fields

Dove season is just days away—are you ready for another year of wingshooting? Right on time, Kyle Wintersteen offers four ideal dove field setups that you should keep your eye out for this season.

August 30, 2013

Myth: A Day Afield Always Tops a Day in the Office

The life of a freelance outdoor writer is not one of glamour. The hours are terrible. Pay is inconsistent. And when you aren't chained to your keyboard, you're busy reminding editors that you think they're super smart.

September 20, 2012

How Dove Season Reminds Us Who We Are

There's a feeling of fall in the air this week that's too subtle for society at large to notice, but not for us. Sure, our neighbors may note that it dipped into the low 50's during recent evenings, or that the days are shortening. But I wonder if anyone but a hunter can sense the very smell of fall riding the air. It's been on the wind for several days now, calling to us, assuring us its glorious return will soon dawn.

August 31, 2012

Our Time

Stick-and-string hunters have been out among them for a couple of weeks. A few gun seasons have gotten underway, but for much of the country hunting season starts Saturday. And by “hunting season” I mean doves. After nearly a half-century I continue to be amazed at the passion so many hunters have for a four-ounce bird. I mean it’s not like a gaudy pheasant with a long tail or a hefty honker.

August 30, 2012

Iowa Gov. Saves Use of Lead Ammo for Dove Hunting

Almost immediately following the Iowa state legislature's 2011 dove-hunting bill—which gave Hawkeye sportsmen their first dove season in nearly a century—a battle over the use of traditional (lead) ammo ensued.

May 16, 2012

What Doves Love

By Keith Wood

September 06, 2011

Iowa Gets Dove Season, But Prohibits Lead Ammo

The good news is that final approval for Iowa's long-awaited dove season was granted late last week. The bad news is that the Iowa Natural Resource Commission added an amendment prohibiting the use of lead ammunition when dove hunting.

July 19, 2011

Iowa Senate Passes Dove-Hunting Bill

Following a 30-18 vote, the Iowa Senate passed a bill to allow dove hunting in the state, which has been illegal for almost a century.

March 24, 2011

Iowa May Finally Get Dove Hunting Season (UPDATED)

It's incredible that a state as rooted in the hunting culture as Iowa continues to deprive its sportsmen of one of the all-time greatest outdoor traditions: opening day of dove season.

March 22, 2011

Do You Wrap Your Doves in Bacon?

My friends, the greatest time of year is upon us: Dove season has opened across the country! One of the things I look forward to most about the unofficial start of fall is the chance to munch on doves, but I must confess: I cheat. You see, I wrap my doves in bacon. It's impossible to screw up and always results in nugget-sized morsels of concentrated deliciousness.

September 01, 2010

A Dove Season Danger: Avoiding Canine Heat Stroke

With one of America's greatest outdoor traditions almost upon us—the opening day of dove season—it's the perfect time to review the prevention and symptoms of canine heat stroke. Every year a few dogs suffer its effects, usually due to the negligence of their owners.

August 16, 2010