For a dove to be good to eat you have to like liver....or drinking beer.
Maybe TN Dove are just different. I have had Dove in ten or more states so far, not TN, but none of them tasted like liver. My favorite way is grilled wrapped in bacon, some with a pepper inserted under the bacon or as shish kabobs with sweet onion, mushroom and pepper in between breast. Years ago I picked six birds and wife lightly roasted them for company. She put a orange segment with a bit of oyster dressing in the body cavity to keep moist. Served over wild rice with oyster dressing as a side and a salad. Looked like mini roasted chickens. A lot of work but they were delicious. Friend strips the meat off the breast and cuts up into strips like mini chicken strips. Batters and quick fries them for maybe 30 seconds. Batter is crispy and the meat is still rare. They were very tasty. None of these tasted like liver or if your liver taste like them please tell me how you cook your live, I am doing it wrong.