by Ed Godfrey
Bird dogs have been staying "on point" a lot more frequently this quail season.
Quail hunters have enjoyed the best hunting in several years in western Oklahoma and are still pushing birds late in the season.
I have talked to a couple of hunters who have reported good trips in the last two week to Roger Mills County around the Black Kettle National Grasslands.
Weston Storer, biologist for the Beaver River, Optima and Rita Blanca Wildlife Management Areas, said more out-of-state bird hunters are showing up in the Panhandle as Oklahoma is one of the few states where quail hunting is open after Feb. 1.