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26th annual Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo opens Friday in Oklahoma City

BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: February 23, 2013

Williams was the top female shooter in the compound archery division at 4H Nationals where the Oklahoma team finished fourth.

Trout season winding down at Dolese

Thursday is officially the last day of the trout season at the Dolese Youth Park Pond but anglers may continue to fish for trout until all have been removed.

The last 800 trout were stocked in the pond on Feb. 18. On Friday, anglers can begin to use three rods per person to fish, but the daily limit of six trout remains.

Trout Unlimited banquet on Saturday night

The 18th annual 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited banquet will be Saturday at Sportsman's Country Club, 4001 NW 39.

The banquet will include a raffle and silent and live auctions. The auction preview begins at 5:30 p.m. with a live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.

For more information, call Chuck Kaminski at 973-4571 or Greg Mann at 401-3784.

Fly fishing school in the Illinois River

The Illinois River Fly Fishing School will be holding a second session March 15 and 16 at Tenkiller State Park.

Instructors will be former state wildlife commissioner Mark Patton of Edmond and Tom Adams, general manager of the Backwoods Store in Oklahoma City.

Cost of the course is $150. For more information, call 340-1992.

Concert to benefit NWTF program

A concert to benefit the National Wild Turkey Federation's Wounded Warriors program will be held March 9 at the Chisholm Trail Expo in Enid.

The band, Whiskey Myers, will be performing. Tickets are $20 to the general public but $15 for NWTF and National Rifle Association members who have identification.

To buy tickets, visit or call (580) 237-0238.