Pheasant season off to a good start

Granted, I’ve only talked amid friends and a few hunters at gas stations and cafes but it appears pheasant season is off to a pretty good start.

Most groups report seeing quite a few birds over the weekend.

There were a lot of happy hunting dogs pheasant hunting over the weekend - a lot of happy hunters, too.

There were a lot of happy hunting dogs pheasant hunting over the weekend - a lot of happy hunters, too.

The best I’ve heard of is 14 guys getting their limits of four-each by about 11:30 Saturday morning near Garden City. They got their birds out of CRP, food plots and places where there were both.

A buddy decided to go solo west of Pratt so he could work his young Brittany. He had his limit by about 10:30 a.m. and most of the pheasants held fairly well for the dog.

Closer to home a group of six got 16 pheasants west of Hutchinson on opening day, too.