September hunting seasons are underway with dove and goose hunters enjoying time in the fields over Labor Day weekend.
Both species are largely associated with agricultural crops and water sources, allowing a hunter to find a pattern in their flight or to hunt one of the attractions. I have hunted pigeons in a small irrigation pond and have done well with easy shots as the birds slithered towards the lonely dead stump. With all the rain we’ve just received, hunting such waterholes will be of little use with puddles scattered across the fields. Farm activities can quickly change food sources and sometimes locating where birds are feeding can be difficult, if not impossible.