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Top opening-day prospects for dove hunters


There are plenty doves make hunters happy this year.

There are plenty of doves to make hunters happy this year.

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Updated: November 4, 2011 6:44PM



Dale Bowman’s ranking of opening-day prospects for dove hunters on nearby public sites:

Matthiessen SP: Permit site, but some standbys will get on. Good sunflowers. Many doves. Should be a top site in state again.

Iroquois County SWA: Draw site (11 a.m.). Good sunflowers. Many doves.
Expect good opener.

Des Plaines SFWA: Permit site. Decent sunflowers. Fair doves on site, plenty in area.

Silver Springs SFWA:
Permit site. Decent
sunflowers. Fair doves on site, plenty in area.

Kankakee River SP: Fair sunflowers, some doves.

Shabbona Lake SRA: Fair sunflowers, few doves.

Chain O’Lakes SP: Burnt wheat. Fair prospects.

Mazonia SFWA: North unit only. Sign in at office
parking lot. Poor prospects.

Marseilles SFWA: Fields didn’t turn out, so no draw. Hunters may sign in, walk on.



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