Dove season started this last weekend for me. I put a butt in the drum at 10 in the morning... it was ready at 7 pm. I closed down the drum and let it rest until finished with cleaning the dove. Came out great.
Hope you have good luck with the hunt!
Lifetime member of the Society for the Preservation of Authentic Royal Magical Rare Kaskaskian Peppers (Thanks Ash :))
RIP Ash, you are missed