Top public lands for dove hunting in Oklahoma

Published: August 24, 2008
In Northwest Oklahoma
1, 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 Oklahoma
1, 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.

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