Collared TURTLE DOVE ( Streptopelia Decaocto. )
The TURTLE DOVE ( Streptopelia Turtur. )
There is a large number of collared turtle doves and turtle doves in Romania.
The turtle doves are transiting wildfowl with highest densities in the months of August - September , which is also the best hunting period. They prefer the plains in southern country, with wide areas cultivated with sunflower, wheat and millet. Turtle doves hunting is practiced in silent hunt , on cultivated fields, or at the edge of the forest, waiting for the bird transfer to their feeding places.
The collared turtle pigeons hunt is practiced near villages , awaiting their passage from the fields to the village or near the cereal silos.
A good hunting day offers a hunter the possibility to shoot down about 12 - 25 pieces.
We recommend groups of 6 to 8 persons .
Recommended gun: shot gun, pellet diameter 2,25 - 2,5 mm (No. 8, 7) .