The antis are so well organized, and financed, here in the Garden State that a proposal to allow hunting for "the bird of peace" is not likely to happen.
Never mind that it's great sport, tough shooting and doves taste good.
The Upland Game Committee of the Fish & Wildlife Council is working on getting a dove season.
As outdoor writer Jim Stabile e-mailed me, Michigan - where he used to work - has about a million hunters and they couldn't get a dove season passed.
You want to hunt doves, go across the river to Pennsylvania.