Florida: Higher Dove Bag Limit
If your 401K fell like a rock this past year, then know some things do increase. Take for instance this year FL’s dove season, which now has an increased bag limit from 12 to 15 birds. The daily bag limit is a combined limit of both mourning doves and white-winged doves. The state’s dove season runs in three-phases over 72 days—Oct. 4-27; Nov. 15-30; and Dec. 13 - Jan. 11, 2009. According FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the state is collecting data on the dove population to it remains unhindered by the increase in bag limit. The state has banding about 6,000 doves since 2003, so if you kill a banded you will find information on the band that will tell you where to report the band information. If bird number take a nose dive in the future for any reason, there are built-in triggers in the data-collection system to alert the state and federal wildlife managers.