Mike Marsh with Three Doves Taken in Pender County Around New Year's DayJanuary Doves are challenging to hunt. It's hard to down a limit of 15 doves. But it helps if you can find a concentration of doves in a clear-cut, pasture or soybean field. Clear cuts are excellent places as are stands of scrub oaks and power line rights-of-way. Sometimes large harvested corn or soybean fields hold large flocks of doves that won't break up. When that occurs, using a Mojo or other spinning wing decoy is a good bet. A flock of stationary doves sitting on the ground beside it or some sort of telescoping pole that doves decoys can be set upon for some elevation will turn the trick. Outwitting a few winter doves using decoys can be as exciting as a duck hunt.