58th annual Oklahoma City Winter Boat Show opens Thursday

Outdoors notebook: Predator hunting tourney Saturday in Blanchard; Tournament anglers sought; Field trials for bird dogs; Wildlife conservation seminar in Ponca City; Edmond DU banquet Feb.

BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: January 19, 2013
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Membership is open to boaters, mini-boats and tubes. For more information, visit www.anglefire.com/ok5/backwater/ or contact Jeff Joslin at 405-370-7702 or by email at jjjoslin@cox.net.

 

Field trials for bird dogs

The Oklahoma Region of National Shoot to Retrieve Association will be holding three spring trials that are open to all pointing breeds.

The trial weekends for the bird dogs are Jan. 26-27 in El Reno, Feb. 9-10 in Minco and March 16-17 in Enid.

New participants or spectators who just want to learn more about our trials are invited.

For more information, contact David Lacy at 409-7526 or visit www.oknstra.netkennel.com for more information.

 

Wildlife conservation seminar in Ponca City

The Kaw Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is holding a wildlife conservation seminar Feb. 2 in Ponca City.

The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Technology Center.

Experts from various wildlife agencies and universities will address topics such as regional wildlife habitat needs, use of prescribed fire, forestry, wildlife assistance programs, public lands management in Kansas and Oklahoma, forestry and more.

Registration is $10 through Jan. 31 or $15 at the door. Seating is limited.

For more information, contact Curtis Grace at (580) 362-6846 or ncurtisgrace@yahoo.com, or Wayne Foster at (580) 716-3928 or wayne@newkirkok.net.

 

Edmond DU banquet

The Edmond chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a fundraising banquet Feb. 16 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The auction will follow at 8 p.m.

For more information, call Carl Tipton at 478-1234 or Jack Mitchell at 285-4232.