Quail season ending
The last day of Oklahoma’s quail season is Tuesday and for most hunters it’s been a pretty sorry one.
But some have found a few pockets of birds. One avid bird hunter, Earl Stephenson of Weatherford, emailed me this report on his quail hunting this season.
“Kendall Johnson and I hunted 12 times this season. We walked many miles each hunt. It was not until the final hunt of the year for us (Feb. 11) that we killed our limit of quail.
“We developed a motto for the year: “Walk on!” Our perseverance eventually paid off. We are hopeful for next year, as on the final hunt we found six coveys. We left plenty of birds in each covey we found this year to have a good hatch next year. It was a hard year, but again a very fun year.”
Southwestern anglers place third
The Southwestern Oklahoma State University bass fishing team of Nathan Colwell and Shane McGlothlin finished third Sunday in the FLW college fishing tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas.
The pair weighed in five bass for a total of 13 pounds, 10 ounces to win $2,000.
The top five teams from each tournament qualified for the regional championship where the first-place team will win $12,500 cash for their school plus $12,500 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90 horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.
The top five teams from each regional tournament advance to the national championship where the first-place team will win $25,000 for their school plus $50,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.
Anglers from Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin finished first and second. Lamar captured fourth and fifth.