In Northwest Oklahoma1, Beaver — On good years, it's worth the drive. Hunt migration routes to and from roosting and feeding areas 2, Cooper — Hunters should concentrate on windmills and watering holes 3, Packsaddle — Pretty rough country, but can be good hunting over native food sources and watering holes 4, Black Kettle — Broken up in small tracts and scattered across the county so hunters have an opportunity to get away from the crowd.
In Southwest Oklahoma1, Hackberry Flat — Oklahoma's premier dove shoot. On good years, it's crammed with doves and dove hunters. 2, Mountain Park — Near Snyder, contains native sunflower fields and managed agricultural fields. 3, Sandy Sanders — Watering holes and crop fields normally provide good dove hunting, but habitat problems this year has opening day looking iffy. 4, Waurika — Runs hot and cold. Agricultural fields on west side provide the best hunting.
Best that's not west1, Kaw — Scouting is required on the 5,000 acres leased to farmers to see what crops are being harvested that will attract doves. 2, Fort Gibson — Normally has birds, but not expected to be as good this year due to rain and high water. 3, Skiatook — Only has two fields, but they can offer good hunting, but gets pounded by hunters on opening day. 4, Keystone — Has five wheat fields managed for doves. 5, Lexington — Usually packed because of its proximity to Oklahoma City. •If planning to travel to a public wildlife management area for a dove hunt, it's a good idea to call the wildlife biologist or local game warden ahead of time for a scouting report. Their phone numbers are listed in the Oklahoma Hunting Guide.