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Eurasian Collared Dove are larger than both the native white-winged and mourning doves. They have a black colar on the top part of the neck, pale gray coloration, and dark primary feathers. These doves are an introduced species that have recently expanded their range into Arizona. Originally native on the Indian subcontinent, this bird was introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970's and quickly spread to Florida. They are widely distributed in Arizona.
A Tough Hunt - Eurasion Collared-dove can be hunted year round in Arizona and there is no bag or possession limit.
They can be difficult to hunt because they tend to congregate around buildings much like pigeons and with the 1/4 mile laws related to hunting near occupied stuctures you will most likely need the permission from a landowner in a rural part of Yuma County to be successful.