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Dove-hunting series provides training to inexperienced women

Monthly sessions by experienced mentors starts soon

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - In collaboration with Yuma Valley Rod & Gun Club, Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and Sprague’s Sports, the Yuma Trap & Skeet Club is hosting a women's beginner dove-hunting series.

The series is scheduled to begin Friday, May 21, with a trap shoot at Adair Shooting Range approximately 15 miles Northeast of Yuma on Hwy 95 from 6-9p.m. Trap shooting targets move away at predictable angles, making them a better choice for beginners.

A meet and greet course is planned for June, firearm course in July, shotgun overview for August; all culminating with dove hunt on Monday, September 6. Through these experiences, women 18 years and older will have the opportunity to receive hands-on learning with shooting clay targets, firearms and hunter safety.

The 2021-2022 Dove Hunting Season kicks off on Wednesday, September 1, at a half hour before sunrise. It runs through Wednesday September 15th at sunset.  2021-2022 legal season dates include:

  • September 1 through September 15 - Any Mourning or White-winged Dove
  • Late Season (Dates Available Soon) - Any Mourning Dove
  • Year round - Eurasian Collared Dove (unlimited bag limit)

To register for the five-course series, please visit AZGFD's website. You may also contact Catherine Thompson at (928) 341-4060 or with any questions.

Arizona News / Yuma County
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