Carolina Dove Club - Member Testimonials
Carolina Dove Club Members:
The Carolina Dove Club is the finest club it has
been my pleasure to be a member of and it is the best dove club in the
southeast as far as I am concerned-and I’ve belonged to many others.
The club is well managed and has numerous
different fields that attract a high concentration of doves. The fields are
expertly prepared, providing excellent feeding conditions for the birds.
Game wardens inspect the fields before each hunt to insure the fields are
legal. This means a lot of peace of mind to my guests and me.
Shooting opportunities are so numerous that
everyone has an equal chance to get a limit. Two or more hunts are conducted
most weeks during season as the doves concentrate and the club hunts all
three seasons. I feel it is the best money I’ve ever spent for a great hunt
and a great time of fellowship.
The members are very friendly and courteous
especially to new members and guests. They promptly leave the field after
reaching a limit allowing other hunters to move to their stand. Members
readily aid adjacent hunters in finding downed doves. Safety is emphasized
and no hunters have shot at low birds. The barbecue dinners before or after
the hunts are tasty and allow for good fellowship.
Wildlife and Fish Consultant
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Biologist (Ret.)
Carolina Dove Club Member
I would like to thank you for the best dove
season I've ever experienced or can remember. I would like to offer my
testimonial letter to any prospective member for the Dove club.
If a wingshooter likes to shoot doves, this
is the club to be in. We had good shoots every week of the season, all three
seasons . I've been in clubs that cost twice as much that don’t have half
the hunts or the birds you do in the Carolina Dove Club.
The fellowship is great, the rules are fair
and the food supply for the doves is the very best that i have ever been
witness to. The fields are dressed up for each shoot and i especially like
the way you rotate stands every hour, it gives everyone a chance at the hot
spots on the field.
The BBQ at the hunt is great and i like the
idea of an end of the season banquet so we can all get together for fun and
reliving the hunts. The fellowship and friendships I've made are of the
I especially like the dummy power lines you
have erected, i believe they really help a dove field. If I were talking to
a prospective member, all I would say is" if you want to belong to a
Quality, first class dove club with lots of great shoots then join as fast
as you can, it's great"
Surveyor and Carolina Dove Club Member
Thank you for
establishing the Carolina Dove Club and for all of your work in making it
such a successful season. I just added up my harvest and it came to 124.
Your knowledge in field management must be unrivaled. The barbecues were
and added bonus providing great fellowship. However, I think the
greatest reward was taking my 12 year old grandson and having him see what a
real dove shoot is all about.
forward to next year and thanks again.
Carolina Dove Club Member
All I can say is ''WOW, WHAT A DOVE SEASON"
and what a club you have formed. I am proud to have been a part of the
founding of the Carolina Dove Club. I have been in a lot of clubs, but this
is by far the best yet. Of the 18 shoots you have had, I have attended
most, and have gotten my limit on all but one, and that was not because the
doves were not there. I really enjoy being able to work my dog, "Holley". It
gives her and me a chance to enjoy the outdoors together in a way that I
can not find anywhere else. The fields are the finest anywhere and the shooting
the greatest I've seen since the good old days when we could put out wheat
to attract the game. Your manicured sunflowers, millet, wheat, and corn
fields are perfectly harvested at just the right time to attract the doves.
I feel comfortable with the shoots since you have wardens check the fields
before each shoot to make sure we are completely legal, and that's something
I did not feel comfortable with in the other clubs I have belonged to. "I highly recommend Carolina Dove Club to all my friends and to anyone serious about wing shooting."
President, Warren Home Improvement and Carolina Dove Club Member
I wanted to thank you for all the hard work and
diligence of you and those of your organization during the last dove
season. It paid off. I have been a member of many clubs in the past, and
shot on countless fields in the area, but shooting in the Carolina Dove Club
this season made it the best dove season that I have ever had. We had an
amazing 18 shoots this season and I limited out 75% of the time. Anyone who
has seen me shoot will vouch for the fact that I am not a great shot and the
credit should go to your hard work and extensive knowledge of wildlife and
food plot preparation. One would be lucky to get five total shoots at most
clubs in the area, and only three of them would be worth going to, but every
Saturday, through three seasons, our fields were the ones with the birds.
The Carolina Dove Club clearly has the birds, but we
also have one of the most ethical, and personable group of hunters I have
ever seen on a field. The doves are why we hunt, but the people we meet and
fellowship with make the experience that much better.
I was glad to be a part of the Carolina Dove Club
inaugural year, and I will be the first to sign up for next year's season. I
know that it will be as good as the first.
Carolina Dove Club Member
First, let me say that no one works harder for his
club members than the founder of the Carolina Dove Club, Jerry Allen. Having
put on a number of dove shoots myself, I understand the hard work and
dedication it takes to put on a great shoot. While you can never guarantee
birds, I can guarantee that Jerry and other members of the club have put in
countless hours of dedicated hard work and scouting to make sure that the
fields we shoot are adequately prepared and every hunt is professionally
The second attribute of the Carolina Dove Club that makes
it so enjoyable is the quality of people. While the membership encompasses
people from very diverse backgrounds and professions, we all have one common
goal-to enjoy the fellowship of a productive and safe hunt. Everyone shows a
tremendous amount of respect for gamesmanship and conservation.
Probably the best part of the Carolina Dove Club is the
quality and quantity of the hunts. This is a club for dove-a-holics. We had over
17 shoots and almost all of them were very productive. We had some absolutely
barn-burning hunts this year. Without a doubt, your membership in the Carolina
Dove Club will put you in position to do some of the best dove hunting north of
Argentina and east of Mexico.
The final characteristic that makes the Carolina Dove Club
the premier dove hunting club in the Southeast is that it is professionally
organized. Jerry is very meticulous in the details of organizing the hunts. He
is quick to distribute information and does an outstanding job of deciding where
to put stands, determining who goes where, and wastes no time getting the
members to the stands.
Think about it. Who could possibly be more adept at
putting together a premier dove hunting club than the man who founded two
of the world’s finest wildlife conservation groups-Quail Unlimited and the Dove
Sportsman’s Society? The answer is no one. Jerry is the best and I am proud to
be a member of his Carolina Dove Club.
Member of the Carolina Dove Club