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Washita National Wildlife Refuge goose hunting opportunities available on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

Outdoors Notebook: Trout fishing opens at Dolese on Jan. 1, Sooner Lake temporarily closed, Hard Rock teams with B.A.S.S.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: December 22, 2012

Goose hunting opportunities are still available to hunters on the Washita National Wildlife Refuge near Butler.

All of the weekend hunt dates are filled but blinds are still available for Wednesday hunts on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Blinds will be filled by reservation only on a first call, first served basis. Hunters may call the refuge office (580) 664-2205 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the business day before the desired hunt dates.

The refuge office will be closed Christmas and New Year's Day. A $10 blind fee will be collected from hunters when they leave the hunting area.

Trout fishing opens at Dolese on Jan. 1

The City of Oklahoma City's annual trout season at Dolese Park will open Jan. 1.

Approximately 4,000 rainbow trout will be stocked in the Dolese Youth Park Pond, NW 50th and Meridian, during the two-month season.

All anglers between the ages of 16 and 62 must have a city fishing permit unless otherwise exempt. A state fishing license also is required.

Trout season regulations include:

— A daily catch limit of six trout per person per day

— Anglers may only use one rod and reel, or pole, to catch trout

— Fish caught and placed on a stringer or in a bucket cannot be released back into the water

— Boat fishing is not allowed at Dolese Park Pond.

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