This year D&H is having two shoots at our dove fields in Harrison County, KY. The farm is family run and the fields are not commercially hunted. Our fields have perfect habitat for Mourning Doves: rolling hills and abundant crops grown in fertile soil that are surrounded by hardwood forests.
The fields this year are looking really good. There is a lot of food in the fields and the birds are covering the farm as of June 30th. Our farmer has been on the tractor a bunch this season and has planted more buckwheat this year. The farm also has available really nice roosting sites.
This is a wild bird shoot, so there are no guarantees as to the number of birds that will be present. We are doing everything we can to ensure a lot of great food plots and ideal habitat to attract and hold birds.
Dove shooting…it can be fast! Lots of talking in the field; calling out to your neighbor…
“Look behind you! Four coming in from the fence row! Six coming in from the watering hole! Behind you! Behind you! What? Oh, behind me?”
“You got the lucky spot. I know it can’t be your shootin’ skills. Let me in there!”
"Hey Alan, you got any shells? How ‘bout a handful?”
When I was carrying my gear out to my vehicle Friday morning, I was concerned about the cool temperatures. I checked and it was 48 degrees in Cincinnati and all I could think about was that all the birds we had in the fields have flown south. When I arrived at the dove fields, Billy […]
The guys at D&H have been looking forward to the first shoot of the season for many months. Billy has been working hard in the fields to get things just right for a successful season. Then what happens…Harvey!! We had to postpone our hunt that was scheduled on September 1st (the 23rd Anniversary of D&H). […]
We woke up to a drizzle, which was a welcome relief from yesterdays constant pouring-down deluge. We got to the field around 1pm and the birds were flying strong. There were only five shooters, so we spread out all over the farm. We were worried that the birds might not come in because of how […]
As I am writing this report, I can hear the rain and the wind whipping it up outside. It is a noise I am familiar with because it has not stopped raining since I left Cincinnati at 9:30am this morning. We decided to call the D&H shoot today because of the forecast, but the boys […]
We had a solid dove shoot yesterday and lots of fun afterwards. Four of the D&H crew decided to camp. Great weather; even cool. We have two more shoot dates: September 4 and 10. If you have any questions or want to signup, contact Luke at the shop…513-871-3474.
September 1st Thursday September 4th Sunday September 10th Saturday This year D&H is having three shoots at our dove fields in Harrison County, KY. The farm is family run and the fields are not commercially hunted. Our fields have perfect habitat for Mourning Doves: rolling hills and abundant crops grown in fertile soil that are […]
I have been shooting since Tuesday and here are some of the great fields I have been lucky enough to shoot in Kentucky this week. I do not know if you can tell by these photos, but it is HOT in the dove fields this year. You are lucky if you can have shade and […]
Monday night we threw 35 doves on the grill. We did a quick sauce to brush on: olive oil, garlic, pepper and onion salt. Zand made some cornmeal biscuits and we had our favorite honey from Cynthiana. Finger-licking good! I brought leftovers to the shop on Tuesday and I think I liked them better the […]
I just got back last night from a week of dove shooting in Kentucky. Lots of shooting, good food and good times with friends. the Paris, KY courthouse – is considered by many to be the finest county courthouse in the state visit the local towns to get the flavor of the area – and […]
D&H had a good shoot on opening day and then I shot at a friend’s shoot outside of Paris on Tuesday. Yesterday we went to a field in Shelby County around noon to do some work. My friend cut another couple of rows of sunflowers and I flipped heads with a tobacco stake. This allows […]
We had a great dove shoot at Shags Run yesterday. It was some of the most consistent shooting I have ever seen there. We started shooting around 2:00 and from beginning to end everyone had shots. Billy’s fields were in great shape full of sunflowers, milo, sorghum, and Egyptian wheat. We got […]
With all the dove talk in the air, we are getting pretty excited for September 1st. I just spoke to the owner of Shags Run today and he mentioned seeing many birds on the property. His sunflowers are almost mature and the birds are loving them. He also planted additional ground for dove hunts […]