SHALLOTTE — The second Saturday of September has been special for many years for hunters in Shallotte: It is the annual dove hunt that Wayne Smith hosts.
A light rain Saturday, Sept. 12, seemed to have no effect on the event this year. Hundreds of hunters gathered to eat, hunt and be in the company of friends.
Smith, owner of Wayne’s Backhoe Service, said the inaugural dove hunt was at least 32 years ago. He was uncertain of the first year.