Out There: 10 reasons I love dove hunting

There are 10 simple reasons why mourning doves are Keith Sutton's favorite of all game animals to pursue.

Updated: January 6, 2005, 6:09 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

"Behind you! Look behind you!"

The muffled shout came from our hunting companion Lewis Peeler. My son Zach and I looked around just in time to see a low-flying mourning dove streaking into the field of cut sunflowers.

"Get him, Zach!" I said.

Zach swung his single-shot 20 gauge behind the bird, pulled the trigger and grinned a big grin when the dove tumbled in a puff of feathers.

"Nice shot, Zach," Lew called out.

Seconds later, we found three more doves nearly on ...

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