Hello CPC Family,
I just wanted to share some info regarding the take of Doves with Pellet guns.
I'm sure this is good info for anyone on planning to hunt Doves with a Pellet Rifle, PLEASE start reading from the Bottom - Up.
From: Fischer, Rick@Wildlife [mailto:Rick.Fischer@wildlife.ca.gov]
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 10:53 AM
Subject: RE: Dove Hunting
As of now the take (hunting) of any doves is restricted to the general open season. That may change, as it is being proposed to allow the hunting of Eurasian collared doves year-round in Imperial County. That is not a “done deal” yet, so for now the only hunting of all dove species (that are legal) is during the general season only. Stay tuned, and keep checking our website for possible changes.
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:51 AM
To: Fischer, Rick@Wildlife
Subject: Re: Dove Hunting
First of all I would like to thank you for replying back to my Email.
The information you provided is very helpful as this will be my first year hunting with a pellet rifle & I want to make sure I'm following and respecting the Hunting Regulations.
I have one more question regarding Dove's, I may ONLY hunt all types of Doves during season correct (Sep 1 - 15 & Nov 10 - Dec 24)? Or is there certain Dove's that are open all year to hunt?
On Jul 26, 2013 2:26 PM, "Fischer, Rick@Wildlife" <Rick.Fischer@wildlife.ca.gov> wrote:
You may hunt Eurasian collared doves with a pellet gun, but not mourning or white-wing doves. Additionally, if you can find them, you may hunt ringed turtle doves and Chinese spotted doves with a pellet gun. These two species are mostly city birds and are not found in legal hunting areas.
Game Warden, Southern Enforcement
Department of Fish and Wildlife