Dove hunt scheduled for those with limited mobility

Monday, August 10, 2009 | 10:53 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY —The Missouri Department of Conservation is sponsoring a special dove hunt for those with limited mobility.

The Conservation Department and the National Wild Turkey Federation are sponsoring the hunt on Sept. 3 at Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area in Mississippi County. Up to 30 hunters with wheelchairs, crutches or prosthetics will be allowed to hunt doves in a reserved area.

Members of the National Wild Turkey Federation are to serve as guides. They will assist hunters and retrieve downed doves. Hunters must have permits for small-game and migratory birds and hunter education cards.


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Lila Mach August 10, 2009 | 3:09 p.m.

Doves are such beautiful birds, and so trusting, and slow moving ... why would anyone want to shoot them? It is never a game to kill ... killing something of beauty is not a sport!

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carla page August 10, 2009 | 3:38 p.m.

i agree why would anyone want to shoot birds just for sport,no animal or bird deserves that.i am against animal hunts and against bird hunts.

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Matt Y August 10, 2009 | 5:20 p.m.

Perhaps they chose birds with limited mobility so they were easier to shoot by people with limited mobility?

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Charles Dudley Jr August 10, 2009 | 6:01 p.m.

Because Doves are great eating. :)

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