Yesterday was opening day for dove season in North Carolina. I met one of my fellow officer's after working all night. We have been procrastinating and did not secure a place to hunt, so we drove around looking for a picked corn field with hunter's seeking permission to join the hunt. Man did we ever get lucky. First fellow we ran into happened to be the owner of the farm. I mentioned after getting an invite to hunt for the day about a farm in the area that issued hunting passes for bird hunting. He said that's me. He issued passes for me and my buddy for $20.00. He told us that he had about 3000 acres to hunt on. He told us the pass was good for the first dove season and that if he had no complaints of us as guest that he would extend the permission passes and that they had a few hunters that liked to Goose and Swan hunt on the property and that his fields held large quantities of both during the season. We asked if he had any property that we might deer hunt on and he said yes. He then said we can talk later but could you just please go over there and help us keep these birds moving. My friend and I had a great day. Both of us using new guns. Mine was a Tri-Star over and under his a little 20 ga Weatherby. We both got our limits but both of us took a box of shells to do it. It was great to hunt dove again. Its been 4 years for me and 15 for him. We are going again this morning so BYE.