Texas has close to 40 million doves, including mourning doves and whitewings. Are you getting your share? (Photo by John Jefferson.)

It’s said that the only ones who try to predict Texas weather are fools or Yankees. The closest I came to growing up in the North was spending my formative years in north Jefferson County, Texas. So, if I’m talking about the weather, that pretty well defines me.

What brought this to mind was a recent press release saying said weather conditions were promising for dove season. If it meant that we would have weather for dove season, they were 100 % right. Whether it would be weather favorable to dove hunters is another matter. And history has something to say about it.

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