Less than ten wingshooters gathered for the final day of dove season on 1/15, and a cutover corn field provided an ample smorgasbord for the migratory doves. A beautiful day with warmer temperatures made the dove field a very comfortable place to be and while no one harvested their limit of 15 doves, plenty of fine shots were made and perhaps etched into memory in preparation for the long offseason for dove hunting. The next day in the pre-dawn darkness, a visit was paid to a flooded hardwood slew in search of the squeal of a wood duck. The woodies did not disappoint, dropping into the backwoods water a few minutes after legal shooting time at 6:52 a.m. A few wood ducks were harvested and Lowcountryoutdoors.com enjoyed a dove and duck rice bog for dinner, after returning thanks for all the many blessings in the field.
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PhotosByJeffDennis: Comer Morrison and his father Lane display some of the doves bagged; Jeff and his brace of wood ducks; A mixed bag from the Lowcountry outdoors