A spot next to tall plants or under a tree or bush makes it harder for the doves to see you, but hunters in the middle of large fields can also have excellent dove hunting opportunities. Camouflage can increase your chance of success. A stool will make you more comfortable and a cooler is handy for storing beverages and keeping birds fresh.
Note where birds fall--it makes them easier to find. Using a retriever makes for good conservation and is fun to watch. Make a serious effort to retrieve any downed bird. No more than the daily bag limit may be in your possession on the dove field. If your birds are placed in the possession of another hunter, the birds must be tagged with your name and address, your signature, the number of birds involved and the date the birds were killed.
Have a valid State hunting license at all times while hunting.
Any auto-loading or repeating shotgun must be limited to holding only three shells while dove hunting.
Songbirds, hawks, owls, killdeers, nighthawks, chimney swifts, woodpeckers and many other species should not be shot at or killed. These birds are protected by State and Federal regulations.
Pick up all trash, including spent shotgun shells.
Respect the landowner's wishes on all matters.