First pheasant group takes flight

By Darlene McCormick Sanchez

Lone Star Outdoor News

With much of the attention focused on maintaining the Texas quail population, it might not be surprising that a group dedicated to a kindred game bird quietly made its debut in the state.

Danny Glenn, president of the first Pheasants Forever chapter in Texas, said the High Plains Chapter started last October. The group currently has around 25 members, with newcomers showing up at monthly meetings as word gets out.

Glenn said starting the chapter near Plainview seemed like a good fit.

“We have a lot of pheasants up here,” he said. “Most of us were raised hunting pheasants. I was 14 at the time. I’ve hunted them all my life.”

Glenn said his group’s goals are to perpetuate the pheasant hunting tradition in Texas, enhance conservation efforts and provide youth education.

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