Mourning dove hunting
Attention: Now available, new upland gamebird hunting tool mapping application! Please visit Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool and explore its features and mapping information!
Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool (FFLIGHT): This application provides an interactive mapping tool that allows hunters to locate and view suitable locations for ruffed grouse and woodcock, managed dove fields and properties stocked with pheasants. Here ruffed grouse hunters can explore the young aspen and lowland alder stands that provide excellent cover for ruffed grouse and woodcock. FFLIGHT also allows hunters to use aerial maps, topography and measuring tools to easily navigate and identify areas of interest and make their trips more productive and enjoyable.
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 or by phone at 1-800-327-Band (2263).
Remember: Non-toxic shot required for hunting mourning doves on department managed lands.
- Season Dates
- Mourning Dove Hunting in Wisconsin
- HIP registration
- Mourning dove fact sheet
- Dove management
- Contact information
- For information on dove hunting, contact:
- Taylor Finger
Migratory game bird ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management