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Don Wallace to appear at Duncan tackle show

Outdoors notebook: Selman Bat Watches begin Tuesday; free fishing days June 1-2; OKC Gun Club to host rifle match; fishing classes for kids begin June 8; Lake Arcadia to host fishing clinics this summer
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: May 25, 2013

Don Wallace to appear at Duncan tackle show

Don Wallace, longtime host of the Wallace Wildlife Show, will appear at the Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show on Friday and Saturday.

The tackle show will feature new, used and antique tackle from more than 50 collectors and exhibitors.

The show is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds on SH 81. Admission is free and there will be free appraisals of old fishing tackle

Wallace will be selling fishing gear and signing autographs both days of the show. The show opens at noon on Friday and lasts until 6 p.m.

Show hours on Saturday are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information on being part of the tackle show, call Jerry Jolly at (580) 656-6181 or email

To the Bat Cave

Registration for the annual Selman Bat Watches in the summer begins Tuesday and will end June 5.

Each summer, the Selman Bat Cave near Freedom is used by migratory female Mexican free-tailed bats to raise pups. In the evenings, the bats take flight in mass numbers to feast on tons of insects.

“Studies tell us the bats at Selman Bat Cave eat about 10 tons of insects every night,” said Melynda Hickman, wildlife diversity specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation organizes public viewings each summer, which are limited to 75 people each night. The spectators are chosen by a random drawing.

For more information, visit or call 990-4977.

Free fishing days

Oklahomans can fish for free on June 1-2.

A state fishing license will not be required for anglers to go fishing in Oklahoma as part of the annual free fishing days.

Also, an Oklahoma City fishing permit will not be required on June 1-2 for fishing municipal waters where the permit is normally mandatory.

On Lake Texoma, the free fishing days applies for all of the lake on June 1 but only the Oklahoma portion of the lake on June 2.

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