Birds are here! Tons around the State Wildlife Areas that I have been wondering around on along the Platte. I also saw crazy numbers out at Bonny & South Republican SWA in June. I think we are going to have a great year for all types of birds!
Doves are here and are numerous anywhere along the front range during the season. Just look for a place where there is a good watering hole for them and you should have a great time. Dove really isn't my thing, but I have and still do hunt them at least one day out of the season, mainly just to warm up my trigger finger for duck season.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...