Dove: Status Reports


Created in 1998, the national migratory bird harvest information program (HIP) harvest survey has provided estimates of hunter activity and harvest at national and regional scales for all migratory game bird species, and provides harvest estimates at the state level. This data helps guide management decisions for all migratory game birds.

Federal waterfowl harvest surveys have existed since 1952, but historical surveys did not effectively address other migratory game birds, like mourning doves and woodcock.