Dove hunting season opens today in Iowa

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Des Moines, Iowa – RadioIowa – The sixth dove hunting season opens today across Iowa. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, Todd Bogenschutz expects hunters to find a lot of targets.

Bogenschutz says the best approach is to scout out your hunting area before you go.

Doves like small grains, which are not that plentiful in Iowa, but he says the season has developed.

Doves offer a new challenge to hunters who’ve been used to shooting pheasants, as Bogenschutz says they are without a doubt the toughest to hit.

Other hunting tips from the D-N-R say the best times to hunt doves are morning and evenings when the birds are most active. The dove season runs through November 9th, with shooting hours set at one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. There’s a daily limit of 15 and a possession limit of 45.

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