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hey fellas need a little help never been dove hunting wanting to try this fall on the cameron prairie refuge any tips would be helpful so i can bring home a couple birds to the family
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I think you have to use steel shot at Cameron Prarie. I would hunt a tree in the middle of a field or a tree line and put a robo dove about 20 yards from you to get the doves close enough to kill with steel shot. I would probably try some no. 6 if you have to use steel shot.
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   turbo66
do you have a lot of confidence using the robo, do you use more than one?
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I usually hunt by my self or with one or two friends, so the birds don't continually move like when you have a big group of hunters. I used to kill about six doves on a good hunt until I got the robo dove. Ever since I have used the robo dove I have limited out many times, I have doves land right next to it and I have had them fly right on top of it like they wanted to mate with it and actualy have to wait a few seconds so I don't shoot the decoy. I have found the key is to put it up high and in shooting range. I put mine in the top of a iron pipe that is a corner of a cattle pen and the robo dove is about seven feet off the ground. It is very visible and is along a fence line that is a good flyway. I have had doves come from clear across the field to give me look. If you hunt with a big group of hunters where there is plenty of food you may not want to use it, but if you hunt with a small group or by yourself where your chances are limited I beleive it will improve your odds of bagging some birds. It is also an excellent tool to use for teal hunting.
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   caintigo
I hear the robo dove makes a difference
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Years ago when a couple of us use to hunt Doves regularly...Didn't have any "Robo Birds", but if hunting either early or late--- set up near their water source..easy hunt..!!! 25 bird limits for each of us most every time..Good Luck..Oh,and take plenty of shells..!!!!
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