Doves are notoriously difficult to hit as they are fast flyers, expertly diving and dodging to avoid your shot. So, he’ll discuss mastering and exaggerating your lead on crossing doves for more success. When it comes to his shotgun of choice, Nick says that he has a nice collection of side-by-sides and over/unders, however for dove hunting he takes an autoloader afield. Nick facetiously says that the extra shot comes in handy as it takes him one shot to figure out he’s too far behind, a second shot to get close and the third shot to finally lead it enough for a successful hit.
Nick will also talk bird dogs – Waylon and Hank. No, not the country music legends you’re thinking of, but rather, a Lab and a Cocker Spaniel that love hunting. Nick tells Jim and Trav that while they may seem like an odd couple they work well together and are effective in the field. Nick says that his Cocker infiltrates every nook and cranny, leaving nothing behind while his Lab operates as a general flusher and together they are able to move more birds. Tune in for a fun chat with Nick Hoffman of “Nick’s Wild Ride” on Outdoor Channel.
Happy Dove Hunting Friends,