The Kansas 2014 dove season opened up on 9/1 and Nick, Landon, Jeff and I were ready to get the show started. Nick and I scouted several public fields on Saturday and there were a lot of birds in the area, so we had high expectations going into opening morning. We thought arriving two hours early was going to give us a leg up on other hunters, but we weren't the only ones with that idea. There were close to 20 guys already at the field we'd elected to hunt first. The scouting trip paid off though because most of the guys were on the opposite end of the field that we wanted to hunt. We got to the area we wanted and staked out our spots....by the time legal shooting arrived there had to close to 50 hunters around the field.
The shooting started early and often as birds started buzzing around from all directions. Nicky has on point and limited out after about an hour. I was having a pretty good morning on the trigger also and limited out shortly after that. Landon and Jeff took a little longer and burned up a few more shells, but we ended the morning with 47 doves total. We headed back out that evening and Landon and Jeff finished off their 15 bird limits. It was a great start to the 2014 fall season, now bring on the whitetail...we have several good deer showing up on the farms so it should be an interesting fall!