Tuesday is the final day for hunters to complete and submit their applications for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s controlled hunts drawings.
The controlled hunts program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck deer hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter.
Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Wildlife Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.
Applications are only accepted online through the Wildlife Department’s website at wildlifedepartment.com.
All applicants, including lifetime license holders, must pay the $5 application fee to enter the controlled hunts drawings.
The fee is paid only once per person per year regardless of the number of categories entered.
Arkansas pair wins college tournament
Mook Miller and Kyle Billingsley could have been walking across the stage of Bud Walton Arena Saturday to receive their undergraduate diplomas from the University of Arkansas.
Instead, the two Arkansas graduates decided to go bass fishing and walked across the B.A.S.S. weigh-in stage on the shoreline of Fort Gibson Lake to receive their trophies for winning the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Super Regional.
Miller and Billingsley won the tournament after weighing the final day’s biggest catch of 13 pounds, 14 ounces on Saturday. They added that weight to Friday’s catch of 14-3 for an overall weight of 28-1, more than two pounds better than the rest of the field.
Cory Conley and Brock Enmeier of the University of Central Oklahoma finished fourth, while Paul Murlakovich and Tyler Nipper of the University of Oklahoma placed fifth in the collegiate bass tourney.
Sporting clays shoot to benefit charity
A sporting clays shoot to benefit Soncatchers, a nonprofit Christian-faith based organization that mentors boys with absent fathers, is scheduled Saturday at Qual Ridge Sporting Clays, 7632 SE 149.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
For more information, call Joey Shaw at 308-3128, email email@example.com or visit soncatchersmentoring.com.
Squirrel season set to open
Oklahoma’s annual statewide squirrel hunting season opens Tuesday. The season runs through Jan. 31.
Traditional bow shoot Saturday and Sunday
A traditional archery shoot is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at Crystal Lake, 6625 SW 15, to benefit City Kids Outdoors.
Books open Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. Shooting fees are $15 for the first round and $10 for additional rounds. Ages 12 and younger shoot for free.
For more information, call Jeff Steele at 640-7470.