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Outdoors notebook: Changes in deer, pheasant hunting seasons coming; fly fishing film to be shown Thursday night in Oklahoma City; ATV safety classes encourages
by Ed Godfrey Published: March 16, 2013
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Tickets are available at Backwoods for $13 or can be bought at the door for $17.

For more information, visit www.flyfilmtour.com.

ATV safety classes encouraged

Doctors and officials with ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma are urging people who drive all-terrain vehicles to take safety class.

At a news conference last week, Dr. Jason Lees, a trauma surgeon at OU Medical Center, said injuries from ATV accidents are common. He frequently sees bone fractures, head and internal injuries.

“Drivers of ATVs are much less protected than they are in cars,” he said.

At Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, more than 30 children younger than age 15 have been treated for ATV-related injuries since Aug. 2011.

“The most significant injuries are the traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, said Justin Ramsey of The Children's Center in Bethany. “They have a life-changing impact for the victim and their family when it comes to rehabilitation.”

For more information on ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma and safety tips, visit www.RideSafeOk.org

by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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