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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

The 26th annual Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo opens Friday in the Travel and Transportation Building at State Fair Park.

The three-day show opens Friday at noon and Saturday at 9 a.m. It closes at 8:30 p.m. each day. On Sunday, show hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children ages 10 and younger receive free admission.

In addition to numerous hunting and fishing vendors, the show will feature Muzzy's 200-inch whitetail deer exhibit, the annual state turkey calling contest, the Bass Tank with Brad Campbell, the Texas Snake Handlers with Joe Martin and more.

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Trout fishing festival at Medicine Park

The inaugural Medicine Park Trout Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Oklahoma's newest winter trout fishery on Medicine Creek.

Prizes will be awarded for the five heaviest fish weighed in during the three-day festival with a separate division for youth anglers. Fifty trout will be tagged for prizes. No entry fee is required.

The weigh-in will be at the Gone Fishin' Bait Shop in Medicine Park. For more information, call the bait shop at (580) 704-6469.

Stillwater teen wins world archery shoot

Brogan Williams, 17, of Stillwater won the young adult female freestyle compound class of the World Archery Shoot held Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Williams was one of 21 girls competing in her division. The junior at Stillwater High School has been competing in compound archery since age 13.

She has won numerous state contests and was one of four 4H members of a compound archery team from Oklahoma that competed at the national championships.

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