Dove hunting season under way in part...

Dove hunting season under way in parts of Frisco

There are 21 comments on the The Dallas Morning News story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Dove hunting season under way in parts of Frisco. In it, The Dallas Morning News reports that:

It's open season in Frisco - not on ducks or deer, but doves. Today marks the opening day of dove hunting in Texas, and that includes areas inside Frisco's city limits.

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Frustrated Resident

Grand Prairie, TX

#1 Sep 4, 2010
I live less than .5 miles from the site that hunting has officially opened at. It actually is directly across from the High School and up against two very busy streets. I moved to the area 11 years ago and never planned be subject listening to shotguns going off from sun up to sun down. It is very unsettling to drive along Coit and Rolater road in Frisco when 6 guys are lined along the road with shotguns just firing away. It is even more unsettling to know it is directly across from the High School and very heavily populated subdivisions. So are we just waiting to see if anyone gets shot by a stray or careless hunter. I am not against guns or hunting. I am against them when they are directly up against such a highly populated and busy traffic area. It is an accident waiting to happen not to mention the significant dissruption in the peace in quiet that we moved to this area to enjoy. Some may say the hunters have the right to hunt. Don't we have the right to quiet and not hear gun shots. They can go elsewhere, it isn't like we can just pack up and move. That is what you have to do in order to get away from the constant sound of gunfire.
Also Frustrated

Arlington, TX

#2 Sep 4, 2010
I agree with the first poster, you don't expect that you will be hearing (and woken up by) gunfire at 645am in the morning within Frisco city limits.
Frisco holds a City Council meeting on Tuesday September 7th. I would urge all those who are concerned to come and voice their concerns.
JANE DOE

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Sep 8, 2010
I'm not from Texas but I live here now I find all the HillBillies are all crazy!!!! they should hunt themselves....thin out your own breeds!!!!! leave the DOVES ALONE....
Fryer

Garland, TX

#5 Sep 8, 2010
I love doves. They are beautiful, peaceful, and tasty.
Yoda

Aubrey, TX

#6 Sep 9, 2010
JANE DOE wrote:
I'm not from Texas but I live here now I find all the HillBillies are all crazy!!!! they should hunt themselves....thin out your own breeds!!!!! leave the DOVES ALONE....
Obviously, a product of the California public school system you are.
Hunter

United States

#7 Sep 9, 2010
My 2 pennies. I am a migratory bird hunter and live in off 380. I understand the frustration with being woken up to shots. We were for years and it would make our dogs crazy. We even in our neighborhood had a neighbor firing a rifle into a pit in their back yard. We complained about it but nothing could be done cause it is unincorporated land and it's their private property. The deal with frisco I hate to say but can only be fixed by your local gov. It's their private land and are following all the guidelines as far as I know. It's highly doubtful that anyone will be shot cause even with a full choke a shotgun can only shoot 40-50 yards. Also you shoot into the field. So it's doubtful. To the person that calls Texan hunters hillbillies, we didn't ask you to move to our better economy great state. It was like this before you got here and will continue like this after your gone. Which hopefully will be soon. You can go back to where you came from find a reasonably priced house with good schools and paying job there. You're taking up space.

IMO

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#8 Sep 9, 2010
Hunter wrote:
My 2 pennies. I am a migratory bird hunter and live in off 380. I understand the frustration with being woken up to shots. We were for years and it would make our dogs crazy. We even in our neighborhood had a neighbor firing a rifle into a pit in their back yard. We complained about it but nothing could be done cause it is unincorporated land and it's their private property. The deal with frisco I hate to say but can only be fixed by your local gov. It's their private land and are following all the guidelines as far as I know. It's highly doubtful that anyone will be shot cause even with a full choke a shotgun can only shoot 40-50 yards. Also you shoot into the field. So it's doubtful. To the person that calls Texan hunters hillbillies, we didn't ask you to move to our better economy great state. It was like this before you got here and will continue like this after your gone. Which hopefully will be soon. You can go back to where you came from find a reasonably priced house with good schools and paying job there. You're taking up space.IMO
Very sorry about all the TRASH that leaves here and goes to the great State of Texas. Send em back, you know.

I tried some Dove hunting today, but no sign of life, none. Was like visiting Mars. Oh well. The doves love the city where they know we can't touch them. Fking liberals.
Hunter

Washington, DC

#9 Sep 10, 2010
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>Very sorry about all the TRASH that leaves here and goes to the great State of Texas. Send em back, you know.
I tried some Dove hunting today, but no sign of life, none. Was like visiting Mars. Oh well. The doves love the city where they know we can't touch them. Fking liberals.
Yea not much down this way either. I read a report saying 40 mil would pass through Tx. Well where are all of them cause I dont see them? lol.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#10 Sep 10, 2010
Hunter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea not much down this way either. I read a report saying 40 mil would pass through Tx. Well where are all of them cause I dont see them? lol.
I saw a small flock today near my suburban home !! I'll tell you again, yesterday there was no sign of life, nothing. But just wait until dove season is over, then you'll see hundreds of them sitting (perched) on the telephone lines. They know.

Illinois
only me

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Sep 15, 2010
I think it's all funny!!!!! except for Doves!!! people have the right to express what they feel "Texas" thinks they are better then other states "Obviousley" they don't get out much other then killing Doves!!!!

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#13 Sep 15, 2010
I seen three doves flying south today.

Yesterday I watched six geese fly south at a high altitude.

Last year, late winter or early spring the geese migration was phenomenal. On a clear day with blue skies, I could see thousands of them, honking away, circling, and then heading north. The altitude they achieve is amazing.

Again, I've heard the feds were exterminating them. We'll see during the fall migration south.
Blu

Aubrey, TX

#14 Sep 17, 2010
only me wrote:
I think it's all funny!!!!! except for Doves!!! people have the right to express what they feel "Texas" thinks they are better then other states "Obviousley" they don't get out much other then killing Doves!!!!
HUH???? What point are you attempting to convey? We're having trouble translating the dribble that you post. As to Texans being better than any one else; GOD DAMN RIGHT!!!

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#15 Sep 18, 2010
State law allows shooting dove in fields where corn was spread inadvertantly. But federal law prohibits shooting dove if the use of vegetation (corn crop) to conceal a blind scatters grain (corn).

Good thing I'm a pretend lawyer.

The fine for violating some of these laws is $15,000 !!

That's cruel and unusual punishment.
Blu

Aubrey, TX

#16 Sep 18, 2010
Tory II wrote:
State law allows shooting dove in fields where corn was spread inadvertantly. But federal law prohibits shooting dove if the use of vegetation (corn crop) to conceal a blind scatters grain (corn).
Good thing I'm a pretend lawyer.
The fine for violating some of these laws is $15,000 !!
That's cruel and unusual punishment.
That is EXACTLY what we need.....another google attorney,
tasty

Garland, TX

#17 Sep 20, 2010
finger licken good
sydney

The Colony, TX

#18 Sep 25, 2011
I can't find anywhere to go hunting near The Colony, and my dad and I would love to use our guns.(: Anybody know where we should go for a reasonable price, or free?
TAO

Prosper, TX

#19 Sep 1, 2013
Where is the "hunt" in shooting doves. I agree hunters should hunt......not just be allowed to shoot randomly into a field of birds.....and inside city limits.....wow! No such thing as "hunting" anymore. We are at the top of the food chain.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#20 Sep 1, 2013
TAO wrote:
Where is the "hunt" in shooting doves. I agree hunters should hunt......not just be allowed to shoot randomly into a field of birds.....and inside city limits.....wow! No such thing as "hunting" anymore. We are at the top of the food chain.
I'm going to shoot a few doves.

There; happy now ?

Btw, only in S. America can anyone just shoot into a field of dove. Try it here and you'll probably starve.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#21 Sep 1, 2013
Frustrated Resident wrote:
I live less than .5 miles from the site that hunting has officially opened at. It actually is directly across from the High School and up against two very busy streets. I moved to the area 11 years ago and never planned be subject listening to shotguns going off from sun up to sun down. It is very unsettling to drive along Coit and Rolater road in Frisco when 6 guys are lined along the road with shotguns just firing away. It is even more unsettling to know it is directly across from the High School and very heavily populated subdivisions. So are we just waiting to see if anyone gets shot by a stray or careless hunter. I am not against guns or hunting. I am against them when they are directly up against such a highly populated and busy traffic area. It is an accident waiting to happen not to mention the significant dissruption in the peace in quiet that we moved to this area to enjoy. Some may say the hunters have the right to hunt. Don't we have the right to quiet and not hear gun shots. They can go elsewhere, it isn't like we can just pack up and move. That is what you have to do in order to get away from the constant sound of gunfire.
The loads you use for small birds like a dove will not even break a coke bottle at 50 yards

Much better chance of injury playing in the school yard
Joe

Mesquite, TX

#22 Sep 9, 2013
all you folks just go back where you came from trust me it will not hurt any Texan's feelings!

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