Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 31 August 2012 08:00
The yearly white-winged dove hunting season opens here in the Valley, and across other parts of the state, which have been designated as the special white-winged dove area, tomorrow at noon. The season will continue Sunday Sept. 2 and will resume for an additional two days on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 8 and 9. Hunting hours for each of the four days start at noon and end at sunset.
During the special white-winged dove hunting season, daily bag limits include 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate. This daily limit is to include no more than 4 mourning doves and 2 white-tipped doves. The possession limit is equal to twice the daily bag limit.
Over the years, many Valley businesses have seen their sales increase during white-winged dove season. With local and visiting hunters alike purchasing shotguns, shells, food, drinks, ice and other items they require during their hunts, the Valley’s economy received a boost year after year as a result of dove season.