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A sweet-corn approach to mourning doves

Standing sweet corn provides enough cover for dove hunters. (Photo by Gene Kroupa)

As my hunting partner Jim Rundell, of Madison, Wis., and I walked across the field, dozens of mourning doves flew up from the flattened stalks in front of us. We were heading for our sitting spots on opening morning.
With swivel-seat stools slung over our shoulders, we were brimming with anticipation of plentiful pass shooting action in the dove fields. Now, if you thought we were crossing one of the 32 fields the Wisconsin DNR manages for the dove hunt, you would be mistaken.

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