The very first bird my lab ever retrieved for me was a banded dove, the first I'd ever seen! I have it clamped around the cord on my call lanyard that holds his whistle.
"Knowing when to shoot and when to wait is one sign of maturity in a bowhunter. Be patient and pick your aim point carefully." ~ Randy Ulmer
"I suppose it's the way of hunters. We are very odd fellows." ~ Peter Hathaway Capstick