To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family.
One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is one reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often difficult to find.
That’s why the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program – to offer hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields.
Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove field of their choice. Permits cost $150 and enable both hunters to take a daily bag limit of birds each. There are eight hunts on all but one of the selected dove fields (Caravelle Ranch has six), and all hunts are from noon until sunset and take place on Saturdays, starting Oct. 1 and ending Jan. 7.
Last year, 1,865 birds were harvested from six fields. This coming season, there again will be six special-opportunity dove fields scattered throughout the state from which to choose.
For more on this story, see the July 7 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online.