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Outdoors Notebook: More antlerless days but fewer pheasants?; Archery shoot at H&H; Oklahoma woman receives national award; RV Super Show nears; Trout derby at Robbers Cave.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: March 2, 2013

Last weekend's Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake and related events in Tulsa was the second highest attended in the event's 43-year history, B.A.S.S. officials said.

A total attendance of 106,850 was reported at the various venues, which includes 42,593 people who attended the three daily weigh-ins at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

More than 54,000 people attended the Classic Outdoor Expo in Tulsa.

More antlerless days but fewer pheasants?

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Monday and on the agenda are proposed changes to antlerless deer hunting days in southeast Oklahoma and reducing the bag limit for pheasants.

Commissioners are expected to vote on increasing the number of antlerless days during the 16-day deer gun season in zone 10 from three to eight.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to reduce the daily bag limit for pheasants from three roosters to two.

The pheasant population in northwest Oklahoma has declined in recent years because of the drought, said Alan Peoples, head of the wildlife division for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

“We've had some of the lowest counts we've ever hard,” he said.

Archery shoot at H&H

The Indoor Southern Sectionals hosted by the Trosper Archery Club will be held Saturday and March 9 at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

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