Dove Hunting: A communal Southern tradition

Tideline, September/October 2015

There’s nothing Southerners love more than a well-executed social event. Complete with traditions of barbecue, sweet tea, your close and sometimes not-so close buddies, dove season’s opening day is generally considered the kickoff of the fall hunting season.

Mourning doves are the only game bird to nest in all 48 contiguous states, making them one of the most popular small-game species to hunt. Since high-end equipment and a high degree of discipline aren’t necessarily requirements in dove hunting, it is perfect for beginners and kids. Read more...