RALEIGH, N.C. (August 23, 2011) – Because of ongoing drought conditions, some of the N.C. Wildlife Commission’s game lands dove fields may have less-than-optimal hunting conditions for the beginning of dove season.
Due to the drought, some crops failed and wildlife management personnel had to plant the fields later than usual. Because of that, some fields may not be mowed at the beginning of dove season.
The Wildlife Resources Commission is encouraging hunters to check www.ncwildlife.org for a list of dove field conditions before heading out to hunt.
Dove season opens Sept. 3. Visit the migratory game bird page on ncwildlife.org for a complete list of season dates and bag limits.