The mourning dove is the symbol of peace in New York. In most other states, it is a challenging target and great table fare.
I’ve had the privilege of dove hunting extensively in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Georgia over the years. If you are a shotgunner, it may be the ultimate wingshooting sport.
Right now, 42 states have dove hunting seasons, the closest being Pennsylvania, where they become targets on Sept. 1. Only Michigan and seven New England states do not hunt doves.
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