Archive for doves

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

Game-Day Substitutions

Here are some of Georgia Pellegrini's favorite go-to recipes from across the web that incorporate wild game into the menu, both as main course options and simple finger food for game day.

November 04, 2013

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

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

From the Cookbook: Dove Pie

Dove season is here in full. Looking for a new dinner idea? Try these Dove Pies from the NRA Members' Wild Game Cookbook.

September 06, 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

From the Cookbook: Dove Gumbo With Sausage

September's around the corner, and that means doves! Want to try a new taste on the season opener? Here's a recipe from the NRA Members' Wild Game Cookbook.

August 23, 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

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