Scouting Carrizo Plains/Big Sandy Wildlife Area

mhaller

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Went scouting yesterday, only six birds seen south of Soda Lake by KLC campground. Took Soda lake road south and found some nice open areas with big bushes/trees, but saw no birds there. Also went up to Big Sandy and saw 9 birds flying in the evening. I'm not sure if we can hunt dove there or not. I have calls into the DFG, but no one will return my calls. Anyone hunt that area?
 



cjack

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Hit it a during second season last year and same story, not a lot of birds.
 

IK13

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Unless the proliferation of the euros in recent years has changed it, the publicly accessible part of Carrizo is really not a dove place at all.
 

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I got picked for a "special hunt" there last year. It was short bus "special". I probably saw a total of 6 birds. I would not recommend it based on my experience last year.
 

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The "special" hunts are supposedly in a "better" restricted area...guess how the rest of the place is then... :lol bashing sign:
 

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The only doves I've seen have been on the barb wire before the campground on the left hand side (west). And they were skittish as hell. I would think the closer west to private land the better....but I'm just a guessin.
 

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Scouted Big Sandy this morning, looking bleak! Upside, close to home, downside, lack of water AND BIRDS! I know they're around because we've seen them. Here's a question to everyone. Do you think dove stay in their roost longer in the morning when it's cooler in the morning? It was 64 degrees this morning, and I know in past Blythe hunts its 80-85 degrees at hunting time, and they're flying. I know the two are completely different but thought the morning temps change their habits?
 


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