Please understand that I don't mean to attack anyone here - I am really interested in people's experience. I just came across a website where someone went to Argentina for dove hunting and claims to have killed over a thousand birds during the event. Now, I get the idea of hunting for food or pest control, and I get the idea of hunting for sport at least to some degree. I personally wouldn't kill an animal without need, but that's just my personal choice. What I don't get is why someone would go and kill a thousand birds. Or a couple of dozens. Dove hunters don't eat those birds, do they? So what's the appeal? Is it the challenge? Doesn't seem like a big challenge if some kid can take down a thousand on a weekend. Do people just really hate pigeons and want to get back at their cousins? Enlighten me, please.