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Mourning dove hunting

Doves use a wide range of habitats, but fields with an abundance of weed seeds or grain, open gravel areas, and water sources are all good locations to find doves. Successful hunting is usually a product of good scouting. If you are looking for a way to introduce a new hunter to bird hunting, then dove hunting is a good opportunity.

Hunters who harvest a banded dove are asked to report them to the Bird Banding Lab online [exit DNR] or by phone at 1-800-327-Band (2263).

Season information

Remember: Non-toxic shot required for hunting mourning doves on department managed lands.

Contact information
For information on dove hunting, contact:
Kent Van Horn
Migratory game bird ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-266-8841
Last revised: Tuesday April 15 2014