Driftwood outdoors: Hunting for dove fun, challenging

The mourning dove is Indiana’s most popular migratory game bird. Its population, both nationwide and in Indiana, is stable with no evidence of a change in abundance.

Dove hunting is an exhilarating experience and a sound wildlife management practice. They taste pretty darned good, too.

Dove season opens in Indiana on Sept. 1. There is a daily bag limit of 15 and a possession limit of 45. Since it is one of the first hunting seasons to open each fall, dove hunting is somewhat of a kickoff for fall hunting season.

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