ECDO's ... Eurasian Collared Dove's UPDATE

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  1. ivfishing

    ivfishing Newbie

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    Well this morning I sent an email to the CDFW and I got this reply..

    Hi Rick

    You found the right person. I coordinate the State's dove programs. On August 7th the Fish and Game
    Commission had a meeting and on the agenda was a proposal to allow year
    around hunting of Eurasian collared doves (ECDO) in Imperial County.
    The commission passed it unanimously. The current regulations allow for the take of
    ECDOs with no bag limit. I expect if all goes well in Imperial County
    this season that it will be proposed to make it state-wide next year.

    Let me know if you have additional questions. Have a great dove season,

    Karen

    Karen R. Fothergill
    Staff Environmental Scientist
    Upland Game, Wildlife Branch
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    1812 9th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    916 716-1461



     
  2. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Sweet!
     
  3. Warwick

    Warwick Do You Like To Fonzanoon?

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    Awesome!
     
  4. ivfishing

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    it's a Go for the Imperial County and might be State wide next year ...:Death_To_Above:
     
  5. DirtyDave413

    DirtyDave413 Newbie

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    I assume we cant start killing them until 9-1?
     
  6. Eagle Peak

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    Was yesterday the Eurasian season opener?
     
  7. ivfishing

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    Should start sept 1
     
  8. Vermonster

    Vermonster Well-Known "Member"

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    It would be interesting if we see it open earlier. That means when we go down the evening before, we could start shooting then.... ;)

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    It would be interesting if we see it open earlier. That means when we go down the evening before, we could start shooting then.... ;)
     
  9. stucktip

    stucktip I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I've been hunting down there since I was a kid and have heard all about these doves but have never seen one. Are they similar to a mourning or white-winged dove or how can you tell the difference when they are flying? I'd hate to shoot a "no bag limit" to find out the aren't eurasian.

    Also do they taste the same as mourning/white-winged dove?
     
  10. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    They are bigger than the other 2 species. They tend to be a more silvery color as opposed to the khaki brown of the others.
    They are generally around feedlots, houses, towns and other man made stuff. You don't often see many coming into a field out away from town.
    They are usually slow flyers and taste good. They don't migrate/fly a whole lot. The tend to sit on the grain piles at the feedlot and roost nearby. Less flying = whiter, more tender meat.
    If there's a lot of pigeons around, there's prolly a lot of Euro's too.
     
  11. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Carl eats lots of Pigeons :rofl:
     
  12. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    I know that the pigeons are eating the same diet as their brownish cousins. But, I just can't bring myself to eat them.
    I have a friend who takes the pigeons whole. So occasionally I will pop a few and give my buddy a sack of birds on my way home...
     
  13. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    They are the best eating of the batch. Did ya find some 00 buck for em yet?
     
  14. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    Everybody that eats them swears by them. But,,,,,,,,,,.
    I still haven't bought any lead loads. I better get some or I'll decide to cruise out for doves and burn a few boxes of steel at em....:2gunsfiring_v1:
     
  15. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Year round doves? Cool!
     
  16. ivfishing

    ivfishing Newbie

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    eurasian_collared_dove_7C2V5888.jpg Stucktip, they look like this, and yes they are reproducing very fast...


     
  17. Vermonster

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    Yeah, what Carl says. Almost like looking at a small pigeon, more than a large dove......... Once you see a couple in flight, you won't have any problem telling the difference.
     
  18. Tues

    Tues Not my job...

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    I thought they were pigeons the first year...until my buddy had my kids blast away at them. I think we got about a dozen last year, with 2 pigeons.
     
  19. Yank n Crank

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    I'd get more, but they give my Model 42 Buck Fever.
     

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