Dove Hunting Trip Checklist

Dove Hunting Trip Checklist at Baffin Bay Rod and Gun includes:

Capt. Sally and her lab, Kelly
  • Texas Hunting License with all applicable endorsements and stamps. Don’t trust the Wal-Mart employees to get you the right stuff. Know what you need and make sure they get it right if you are purchasing the license before you get here. Now, it’s easy to purchase your license online.  (See the link below)
  • Shotgun of your choice. You must have a legal plug in your gun. Make sure it is in proper working condition. Jammed guns in the field really suck.
  • Appropriate size shot for the season #7 1/2 or #8 lead for dove. These are just guidelines. Bring what you are most comfortable with but bring plenty. How much ammunition you use is directly related to how good of a shot you think you are. Bring double what you think you will need.
  • A bird belt to hold your game, ammo, spent shells and other essentials like your cell phone for quick pictures.
  • Loose fitting camo gear for fall dove season and warm camo gear for late dove season.
  • Ear Protection
  • Shooting Glasses
  • Good boots with snake guards, or snake boots
  • We provide drinking water. If you have special dietary needs, let us know and feel free to bring whatever you think necessary.

Some additional notes about Texas Hunting Licenses:

If you are going to be duck hunting, you will also need to add a migratory game bird endorsement on your license.

If you are going duck hunting, you must also purchase the Federal Duck Stamp, which you can do at the Texas Parks & Wildlife online licensing site (see link below)

If you are going to be dove hunting, you will need to add the HIP Certification and the migratory game bird endorsement to your license.

If you were born on or after September 2, 1971, Texas law requires all hunters to have successfully completed a hunter education course to legally hunt in the State of Texas. For more information, or to take the course, click here

Click the link below to begin the on-line purchase of your fishing and hunting licenses.

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