What will i need to go hunting for Quail and Dove?

Ok, im going hunting for Quail, Dove, Cotton-Tail, ext…. I just bought a Remington 11-87. What else will i need? Just to let you know, where im hunting there is A LOT of rattle snakes

for dove, you usually sit in one spot, so rattlesnakes shouldnt be much of an issue. during quail season, most of the snakes will be denned up for the winter, so that wont be a problem either.
dont shoot rabbits until the first hard freeze. it weeds out the sick and helps rid the animal of parasites.
lots of water and a bucket to sit on during dove season. take at least 2 boxes of shells as dove hunting can get pretty frantic.

a comfortable pair of boots and a blaze orange vest for quail season.

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  1. Brandon says:

    i would bring rubber boots about knee height that will protect from rattle snake bites. Thats gonna keep your feet dry as well. i would bring some type of blade and a steel match.
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  2. Bob the jackson says:

    Rattlesnakes are going to warn you before they bite, just step away from them. Get thick boots if you want to be sure and snake shot for a sidearm. Besides a hunting license and tags, you’ll need to be hunting during the animal’s season. For the Quail and Doves use a shotgun, 20 ga would do, but 12ga is always nice. You’ll need appropriate clothing and transportation, knife, compass, map, all the essentials. If you haven’t, then take a hunter’s ed course at your local range. For Cotton Tail, use a .22LR or .223 Remington rifle. Good luck and happy hunting! Just to be sure also ask around ranges, gun shops, and hunting clubs.
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  3. Jackrabbit Slim says:

    for dove, you usually sit in one spot, so rattlesnakes shouldnt be much of an issue. during quail season, most of the snakes will be denned up for the winter, so that wont be a problem either.
    dont shoot rabbits until the first hard freeze. it weeds out the sick and helps rid the animal of parasites.
    lots of water and a bucket to sit on during dove season. take at least 2 boxes of shells as dove hunting can get pretty frantic.

    a comfortable pair of boots and a blaze orange vest for quail season.
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  4. Harriet H says:

    well, the 11-87 is a nice autoloader, it goes without saying that you’ll want bird shot.
    get some snake gaiters up to your knees, or snake boots.
    a bird dog might help for retrieve.
    licenses and tags, a cooler, a penknife and dress appropiately, with some sort of head & eyeprotection and sunscreen
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  5. Darrell says:

    To add to what others have said: For quail it really helps to have a trained bird dog if you really get into quail hunting. Without one you can walk your legs off and never see one. They will run and let you pass right by. Or, they will come up low off the ground barely above bush level and surprise you with the noise and you won’t even be able to get a shot off. A dog will find them when they run and also give you a warning to get really before the covey flushes.
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