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Doves - Hunting Information

Thursday, May 26, 2016 

– Attention Mourning Dove Hunters –
Changes to the 2015 Season and Limit

The season is 60 days; from September 1 through October 30, 2015.
The daily bag limit is 15 birds; the possession limit is 45 birds.
There is no season limit.

Dove Shooting Hours Chart - September and October

This change is not reflected in the published seasons and rules.

Mourning Doves, Eurasian-collared Doves

Eurasian-collared doves are larger than mourning doves. They have a black collar on the top part of the neck, pale gray coloration, and dark primary feathers. These doves are an introduced species that have recently expanded their range into Idaho. Should you harvest Eurasian-collared doves while Mourning dove hunting, it is recommended they are left unplucked during transport so they can be distinguished from Mourning doves. Eurasian-collared doves will not count as part of your aggregate bag of Mourning doves as long as they are identifiable.

Eurasian-collared doves may be taken in any amounts and at any time by holders of the appropriate valid Idaho hunting or combination hunting license, provided such taking is not in violation of state, county, or city laws, ordinances or regulations.
Mourning Dove on Log / Photo by Gary Will 
Last Updated: August 7, 2015 
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