by Jeff Berti, Grundy County Conservation Agent
Dove season opens on Wednesday, Sept. 1. For a wingshooting challenge, nothing beats mourning doves. Perched on a telephone line, the somber gray birds seem almost tame. But these same birds top 50 mph on the wing, and are capable of aerial maneuvers an F-18 pilot would envy.
That’s why the mourning dove is North America’s most popular game bird and, indirectly, why