Dove hunting in Michigan
The controversy over allowing dove hunting (which has always been legal in Arizona) in Michigan is heating up.
It's strange to my eyes. From my days at Interior, I recall that it was no issue at all. Doves rely on mass reproduction to survive. They build rickety nests that are constantly falling down, are a favorite of predators, etc.. They have a life expectancy of about zero, and get around it by mass-producing young. They're one bird on which adding some hunting take has no possible impact.