Originally Posted by amc78cj7
By that logic we should only hunt things that are 1) a nuisance or 2) overpopulated?
That is not what drives the conservation of species via hunting and fishing in the US.
Dove don't breed once in the spring and call it done. they can go as many as 5 times in a season and have as many as 15 offspring per pair. so when you crunch the numbers they can get thick really fast. Indiana & Illinois both have open hunting on them and they do very well with it.