(Dove Season, part one)…..It starts Tuesday morning.
It is the first of two opening days of California’s dove hunting season. This year’s season for mourning dove, white-winged dove, spotted dove and ringed turtle dove will run from September 1st through September 15th statewide. The second hunting period is from Saturday November 14 through Monday December 28. The daily bag limit for mourning dove and white winged dove is 15, 10 of which may be white winged dove. Possession limit is triple the daily bag limit. There are no limits on spotted dove and ringed turtle doves. Hunting for Eurasian collard dove is legal year round and there is no limit. Hunting starts at sunrise and ends at sunset. Hunters are asked to respect Ag fields, and only shoot at birds.