A friend of mine, Roy Loris, and a group of hunters went to Drummond Flats near Enid Saturday for the opening day of pheasant season.
I normally join Roy on his opening day hunt at Drummond but was covering a couple of high school football semifinal games this year.
However, according to Roy, I didn’t miss much this year. The hunting party killed one rooster during more than seven hours of hunting.
“We had just one good bunch of pheasant get up of about six or seven, and they got up really a little to far from us,” Roy said.
“We walked over 10 miles from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We heard a little bit of shooting, but not hardly any at all, and it really looked pretty sad.”
The poor results were not surprising. Two years of drought have hit the pheasant population pretty hard.
This season is expected to be one of the worst hunting seasons for pheasant in recent years.
Pheasant season remains open in northwest Oklahoma and parts of north central Oklahoma through Jan. 31.