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Post Posted: 09:09pm - Aug 17,17 
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Quick question for you guys going to go dove hunting des plaines and was wondering reading the shot size requirements its says #6 or smaller steel shot or other non toxic shot. Does that mean i could go buy 12 guage shells at 7 or 7 1/2. Shot specifically for doves and be ok? Thank you..

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Post Posted: 12:01am - Aug 18,17 
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When I dove hunt at Des Plains I use size 7 shot in steel. Remember at the state locations you can not use lead.

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Post Posted: 06:47am - Aug 18,17 
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I use 7 shot,steel at Green river also. FYI: I visited the Green river fields on Tuesday and all the Sunflowers were still standing and the seeds were tight. We did see birds in all the fields we went to in small numbers. I hope the plants cooperate in the next 2 weeks.

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Post Posted: 07:33am - Aug 18,17 
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I think the answer to your question is YES, #7 shot is smaller than #6.

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Post Posted: 10:09am - Aug 18,17 
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Defiantly use 7 or 7 1/2. A few years ago I ran out of 7 1/2 and had to go to 6, I noticed my hits went down with the larger shot.

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Post Posted: 10:47am - Aug 20,17 
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Get the smallest shot size you can find for dove. Doves are pretty fragile birds and it doesn't take much to put one down. Here's the amount of pellets in a 1 oz. load.

6's -225
7 1/2's - 350
9's -585

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