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Frequently Asked Questions About Dove Release

  1. As the doves fly overhead, will the leave droppings on our guests?
    NO. Doves leave their droppings when they are standing or walking. To prevent them from leaving droppings on your hands, our experienced handlers will hand them to you and tuck their legs underneath their bodies, which prevents them from leaving any unwanted presents in your hands.

  2. What happens if the weather is bad on the day that I want to release them?
    Unless the weather is exceptionally bad (storms, blizzards, gales, etc) this will not effect the release. If the weather is exceptionally bad we will not release the doves as we will not jeopardise their health and well being. If we cancel the release due to exceptionally poor weather we will happily and promptly return all payments.

  3. Is there a particular time of day that the Doves can be released?
    No, we can release doves at any time during the day as long as there is enough time for them to return home before dusk. We will only book one release per day to ensure that the doves are rested and fresh for release.

  4. Do the doves really return home?
    Yes they return home after each release. Our doves and handlers undergo many months of training to ensure that they can safely navigate home. Their ability to return is underpinned by their excellent health, their handler and their breeding.

  5. Where are the Doves available to be released?
    We are happy to release the Doves in Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxforshire, Buckinghamshire (Bucks) and Hertfordshire (Herts).

  6. Can we hold the doves?
    You have the choice of whether to hold them and release them or release them from baskets. If you feel you do not want to, our experienced handlers will be happy to release them for you.