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.
Archers from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are expected to compete. For more information, call Kasey Gipson at 823-0940
Oklahoma woman receives national award
Leann Bunn, a naturalist for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department at Tenkiller State Park, was given the Annie Oakley Award by the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Bunn received the national award, the top honor given by the NWTF to a “Women in the Outdoors” volunteer.
Bunn started a NWTF chapter at Tenkiller and founded an annual NWTF Women in the Outdoors event which has grown to more than 200 participants.
RV Super Show nears
The 44th annual RV Super Show will be March 14-17 at State Fair Park.
Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 14 through 16 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 17.
Admission will be $9. Ages 12 and younger receive free admission. For more information, visit www.rvshowokc.com.
Trout derby at Robbers Cave
Robbers Cave State Park near Wilburtion will hold a youth trout fishing derby on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Deep Ford Campground.
The competion is open to kids in three divisions: Ages 6 and younger, ages 7 through 10, and ages 11 through 16. No fishing licenses are required.
Rod and reel and tackle boxes will be awarded as prizes. There is no entry fee.
Robbers Cave is one of the state's winter trout areas, with rainbow trouted stocked in the Fourche Maline River.