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Does YOUR state allow air gunning for dove?

Old 12-02-2021, 06:41 PM
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No in what state?
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Old 03-20-2022, 02:33 PM
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If you are referring to mourning doves, FEDERAL regulations prohibit hunting them with an airgun.Specifically International Migratory Games Law Treaties regulate hunting of mourning doves. Laws of individual states vary quite a lot, but the Federal regulations apply to all states. In addition to any Federal laws, one must always check the State laws, and even the County and/or City regulations, as the local regs can be even more restrictive than anything on a higher level.game department specifies shotguns only for game birds as the mourning dove. In most states that I am aware of Collared doves are not a game bird and considered invasive. There is no bag limit on them and use of airgun is ok. So the answer is NO. You may only use a shotgun.
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Old 05-09-2022, 04:21 PM
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in my state you can hunt ring neck doves any time any way they are considered invasive species
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Old 07-13-2022, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by AlongCameJones
Do YOU air gun for any species of a dove? Please tell us about it.
Why you want to do this?
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Old 08-11-2022, 03:22 PM
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hunting dove is not legal, or is it?
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:05 AM
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Looks like the OP changed his screen name.
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:41 AM
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If you're talking about shooting sad birds with an airgun, FEDERAL laws forbid it. Collared doves are not considered game birds and are invasive in the majority of the states I am aware of. The use of airguns is permitted, and there is no bag limit on them.
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Old 06-23-2023, 11:59 AM
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Yeah, my state does allow air gunning for dove; it's actually a pretty popular activity around here! Just make sure you brush up on the regulations beforehand, cuz you don't want to run afoul of the law!
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