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dove season

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:21 pm
by sidog
I'm leaving sunday night for a two day hunt in Abilene TX. It.s been over 100 here everyday but were suppose to get a little front this weekend and a chance for rain and a little break in the temps. :ylsuper:

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:39 pm
by dustygoodson
good luck i miss dove hunting

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:41 pm
by RoadRanger
I am with dustygoodson.... I miss the dove hunts we used to do as kids with our dads. Its been many years since I have gone and the last few years was mostly a bust with only a handful killed. Does anyone know Red Handcock from out towards sunflower county area? Maybe Satarshia? He has now passed but he was a very wealthy man who owned TONS of property. Each year he put on a dove hunt that was UNREAL! The one year I was invited to attend I was only 10 or so years old so I was basically a bird dog for my dad but man o man was that the best memory.

We met up at his trucking company where his staff had all you could eat breakfast prepared. After socializing for a few we loaded up into the bed of trucks and headed to the fields in a convoy as far as you could see. As the sun came up it sounded like a war had started. You could hardly talk because of the constant shooting and yelling of " LOW BIRD " !!!! I wore my little legs out running around those sunflower fields picking up birds. As the day wore on Reds crew would ride around with a company truck handing out boxes of shells to everyone attending.... What cha shooting ? They would ask and you just grabbed a few boxes and continued blasting the blue sky.

Why cant I find a hunt like that now days that I am full growed and can actually do some shooting? LOL.

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:35 pm
by terry08
RoadRanger wrote:I am with dustygoodson.... I miss the dove hunts we used to do as kids with our dads. Its been many years since I have gone and the last few years was mostly a bust with only a handful killed. Does anyone know Red Handcock from out towards sunflower county area? Maybe Satarshia? He has now passed but he was a very wealthy man who owned TONS of property. Each year he put on a dove hunt that was UNREAL! The one year I was invited to attend I was only 10 or so years old so I was basically a bird dog for my dad but man o man was that the best memory.

We met up at his trucking company where his staff had all you could eat breakfast prepared. After socializing for a few we loaded up into the bed of trucks and headed to the fields in a convoy as far as you could see. As the sun came up it sounded like a war had started. You could hardly talk because of the constant shooting and yelling of " LOW BIRD " !!!! I wore my little legs out running around those sunflower fields picking up birds. As the day wore on Reds crew would ride around with a company truck handing out boxes of shells to everyone attending.... What cha shooting ? They would ask and you just grabbed a few boxes and continued blasting the blue sky.

Why cant I find a hunt like that now days that I am full growed and can actually do some shooting? LOL.

They are from here in Yazoo, Red passed many years ago. His son Radford, took over the business and lives three miles from us. Rayford is now retired and his son Rodger, runs the W. S. Red Hancock Oil Company now. And yes, Mr. Red, was quite a character. He had black crude oil running through his veins.

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:43 am
by RoadRanger
I knew someone on here would have to know who he was. I was young BUT I remember that hunt very well. I just wish I would have known how special a hunt like that was because that was my first time ever in a dove field and I assumed all dove hunts were that action packed and catered. LOL

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:39 am
by terry08
Not hardly. Mr. Red, would always ask anyone who he did business with. What was their deer rifle of choice? Then at Christmas he would pay every one a visit & hand them the rifle they had named during their conversation. He was quite a guy.

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:53 pm
by chadbragg
Good luck buddy. We have a field and holding several birds. Our millet and sunflowers haven't matured yet. Hoping to have 2 pretty good shoots on our 1st field.

Only 6 of us are gonna shoot and we are planning a cookout mid day. The kids are very excited, hope to have some nice pics for you guys.

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:39 pm
by sidog
we killed a limit quick yesterday morning and we killed a limit this morning but it took a little longer. I had a great time!

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:16 pm
by huntall
Did any of these rains mess any of yalls hunts up?

Re: dove season

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:57 pm
by sidog
No the rain missed us but we have a chance tonight and tomorrow and I'm going back hunting in the morning ;)