Pigeon hunting: the ‘complete’ experience

It’s September 2, the day after the Arizona pigeons open. Yesterday morning my alarm tried to wake me up at 4am After a few hits of the snooze button it finally succeeded. I made a strong cup of coffee and loaded up my truck with the gear I’d left the night before. In no time, he was on the road.

We spent the morning in the company of good friends and even better throwing wings. When I shot the last of my 15 bird limit, things were heating up and pigeons were flying everywhere. It was quite a sight to sit and watch my friends take part in all the action. Almost everyone on that hunt went home with a cap, but before they did, most stopped before driving home to quickly get their birds out.