Doves are, indeed, migratory gamebirds

Generally speaking, small game hunting season doesnít seem to generate the interest it once did. Maybe itís because the once abundant pheasant hunting we enjoyed has nearly disappeared, except for stocked birds, most of them being released by DEC in limited acreage public land areas. Or perhaps itís because of the steady downturn of ruffed grouse densities and the habitat that once supported them in huntable numbers.




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