(KCEN) - Hunters in Central Texas are getting their shotguns ready and stocking up on shells.
It's dove hunting season.
The season kicked off yesterday with Texas Wildlife predicting above average numbers this year.
The state's 250,000 dove hunters will likely bag between five and six million birds this year.
Just a day into the season, retailers report much better sales. Ace Hardware in Hewitt can't keep shotgun shells on the shelves, with the 20-gauge variety selling out already.
That's a good sign of things to come.