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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.wildlifedepartment.com 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.
Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to offer free fishing days about 30 years ago.
Rifle match at OKC Gun Club
The Oklahoma Rifle Association will be hosting two state championship matches on Saturday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club near Arcadia.
There will be competition shoot for M1 Carbines and Vintage Sniper Rifles. The match starts at 9 a.m.
Membership in the ORA is required to participate. All registrations must be received by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Entry fees are $10 for each event. For more information, email tournament director Kent Stonecipher at email@example.com.
Fishing classes for kids
Free summer fishing classes for kids begins June 8 in Oklahoma City.
Offered by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, anglers ages 5 to 15 are eligible. Classes are scheduled throughout the summer at various locations.
This year's classes begin June 8 at the newly-opened South Lakes fishing pond located in South Lakes Park, SW 119 and Meridian.
The rest of the summer schedule will be June 15 and July 13 at Metro Tech Springlake, NE 36th and Springlake Drive; June 22, July 6 and Aug 3 at Edwards Park Lake, 1515 N. Bryant; July 20 at Crystal Lake, SW 15 and MacArthur and Aug. 18 and Dolese Youth Park, NW 50 and Meridian.
Fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided. Reservations are required for the classes and students must be accompanied by an adult.
To register, visit www.okcpal.org or call 316-3474.
Fishing classes for families
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is holding family fishing clinics this summer at Arcadia Lake in Edmond.
The classes are free and designed for the entire family. Participants will learn how to tie knots, cast, and other basic fishing lessons before getting to fish in a stocked pond.
All bait and equipment are provided. No fishing licenses are required.
Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, call the Wildlife Department at 521-3855.