|Dove Hunters happy in their work on Labor Day|
|Labor Day limit of 12 doves|
|A labrador retriever receives commands from his handler|
The doves flew steady for hunters in the breezy afternoon conditions, but their groups were small with lots of pairs and singles darting around. One stand is as good as the next, but the hunters that sat in the middle area of the field seemed to make the most of their opportunities. You never can tell how any hunt will unfold, and I can report accidentally harvesting two doves with one shot on this day, which is rare enough to merit my shout of thanks towards the heavens. We all gathered together again after the hunt to share more fellowship and to clean the doves. My doves were full of seed, which makes sense why the doves did not come to land, more or less just flying around the field. All in all it was a positive hunt experience, the kind the makes you glad for dove hunting friends.
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