A dove hunting opener and a big salmon contest highlight the holiday weekend.

Those sporty, and tasty, little speedsters are fair game starting today (Friday) and continue through Oct. 15 with a 15-dove daily bag. As for a opening day forecast, veteran dove shooters were seeing plenty of birds, but no more or less than typical for the last week of August in La Porte County. They were, however, fearing a cold front on Thursday which often pushes many doves south.

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