Author Topic: Eurasian Collared Doves  (Read 456 times)

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Eurasian Collared Doves
« on: June 22, 2020, 12:14:08 PM »
Eurasian Collared Doves Have invaded my neighborhood, and are apparently shoving the native Mourning Doves out. I’m seeing few Mourning Doves compared to just a few months ago.

I know the Collared Dove Whowho who call and just figured that they also have a gravely hewwwwww (kind of a tin toy wind up sound) sound they make especially as they land.

I call em and they answer. I think I have a pair in the neighbors redwood tree. Now, I just need to lure them into my backyard and I’ll have a new quarry to shoot.

Whowho who, me? Hewwwwwww, yep!


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Re: Eurasian Collared Doves
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 12:58:49 PM »
I don't give European Doves any quarter—I plug every darn one I can! They're as bad as pigeons in my book, as they are a common carrier of coccidia.

Even more interesting is their cross breeding. The local game biologist says that doesn't happen, but when I see a white winged dove with a neck collar, I shoot them too!

Did I mention that shoot pigeons?
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Re: Eurasian Collared Doves
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 09:15:54 AM »
Just showed up here 4 years ago.  Rare to see them initially.  Now i kill them daily anywhere from 2 to maybe 8 or 10.  If i sat all day i could get 20 or 30. 
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Re: Eurasian Collared Doves
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 07:17:36 AM »
The amount of them here is insane. My brother is a dairy farmer and the place is loaded with them. They get wise fairly quick put it's still easy to get a hand full with little effort.
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Re: Eurasian Collared Doves
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 07:52:18 AM »
While I sympathize with farmers who are inundated with collared doves, I look forward to the day they infest my area.  Daddy needs some shiskabobs on the grill. 
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