Dove Management


Mourning Dove in a nest
Noppadol Paothong

Mourning Dove

Mourning doves are found mainly in crop fields, around farms, and in yards throughout Missouri. This bird mainly eats seeds and some insects. 

Many landowners enjoy hunting mourning doves and consider their habitat needs when planting and harvesting crops. 

In This Section

Dove: Cover Needs

Increase mourning dove numbers on your property by providing nesting and roosting cover. 

Dove: Food and Water Needs

Most management for mourning doves consists of planting and managing crops that will mature and attract doves in time for hunting season. 

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