Walked in the local sporting goods store today and, What did I see? None other than a robo dove. Thought it was just a joke but no they were selling them. I cant see how anybody would want or need to hunt dove with a robo.
Wellllll, since I see they're out I might as well come clean. I made my robo dove a few years ago and the days of pass shooting are done. It's a total blast to have 5-20 dove with wings cupped sailing into my 6-12 decoy spread. It took me awhile to figure the wing color out, but once I got it they won't leave it alone. I originally made mine for the late season, where I hunt I'd see wave after wave of doves flying 100-150yds up during December and just couldn't figure out how to get them interested. Then one day I scraped one out of the sky with a head shot and it fluttered in the air about 40yds for a few seconds and then fell to the ground, the next wave of doves swooped right in on top of me and that's when I came up with the idea to use one for doves.
I was looking to buy some more dove deks but could fine any locally. One store had Robo Doves so I bought one, I'm going to set it up on a levee, and or a sandbar and see what happends. Who's used them before? I heard they work, but never seen or used them before.
My friend picked up two. Maybe not a classic hunting experience, but we'll see how they work. PETA got one thing right; dove hunting really is basically target practice - with very, very tasty targets!