the daughter and i went to shoot prairie dogs the other day, and i saw an unbelievable number of collared doves. i guess it's time to break out the shotguns again! anybody else hunt these suckers? here in texas there is no limit and no closed season. they are just as good if not better eating than mourning or white winged doves too. i cook em with a piece of jalapeno and cheese wrapped in bacon on the grill, with a few chunks of mesquite on the coals. last year we killed around 500 through the summer, and we were busting mourning and whitewings like pros when the season came up! only thing i have to watch right now is the mourning and whitewings fly with them sometimes, and you better not have any of those in the cooler out of season!