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snake284 wrote: »
Not much on God's green earth as much fun as shooting dove.
Linefinder wrote: »
Here's something you might find interesting, Luis. I can't speak to the Ohio law (two weeks does seem excessive), but in Louisiana you can't hunt dove before 12PM on opening day. The reason being..................
Traditionally, dove hunting in Louisiana is more a social affair than a real hunt. It's considered an "appetizer" for the upcoming duck and big game seasons. So....not much getting up at dawn to stalk the wiley mourning dove. It just isn't taken that seriously. But.....it's a great time to have a bunch of friends get together to cook up a huge lunch of BBQ and jambalaya, then take off for an afternoon of dove shooting.
Well...........Never put it past a politician to spot a stumping opportunity. Since dove season is a mere two months before most November elections, what better way to show you're one of the folks than to show up at a dove luncheon with shotgun in hand. Of course, mission creep developed, and the traditional pre-dovehunt lunches became in large part, one of the best venues for a prospective politico to rub elbows with constituents that would otherwise be a bit tougher to gather together and address (or exhort, depending on how you look at it).
In Louisiana, politically connected dove lunches/hunts are big business now. If you're male and running for practically any office other than dog catcher, you better host, or at least attend, a pre-hunt lunch.
In the mid nineties, there was a valiant effort by hunters across the state to do away with the "pre noon" hunting ban. Even the DOW opined there was no viable conservation reason for the bans existence. The bill died a quick death in record time by such a lop-sided margin that I don't think there's been another effort to repeal it since.
Jayhawker wrote: »
40 mph winds this evening...hard enough to hit the little buggers without the afterburner....
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