This Sunday marks the opening of dove hunting season in Missouri. Reporter Jennifer Horton tells us the bird is a local delicacy.
Why would anyone want to kill these harmless doves?
Taste is the most compelling reason.
State conservation department biologist Dave Graber hunts the birds and says they makes a delicious appetizer.
Dove hunting season is short in Missouri, only 60 days a year.
Anyone over the age of 16 can get a permit to hunt these birds with a state drivers license, a short firearm safety class and thirteen dollars.
From Jefferson City, I'm Jennifer Horton.
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