09/01/2012 5:00 AM

09/01/2012 4:37 PM

Zenaida macroura

Birds that fare well in deserts, mourning doves are one of the few species of Kansas wildlife that probably benefited from this summer’s drought.

Heavy rains and high winds often disrupt dove production by destroying their flimsy nests.

Two to three clutches of two or three young birds are common in Kansas.

With the pheasant population very low, Kansans may shoot more doves this fall than any other kind of bird.

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