The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is holding free family fishing clinics every Thursday night this summer at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area Kids Pond near Edmond.
The clinics are from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. At the clinic, kids and adults can learnd all the basics of fishing such as proper equipment, knot tying, fish cleaning and even different ways to cook fish.
To register, call 521-3855. For more information, call Damon Springer at 990-9753 or visit www.wildlifedepartment.com
Youth instructional shoot in Guthrie
The Central Oklahoma Quail Forever chapter is sponsoring a free youth instructional fun shoot and picnic Saturday at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports in Guthrie.
The event is for all youth between the ages of 9 and 18. Registrations are limited.
For more information, visit www.centralokquailforever.org.
Pond management workshop scheduled
A pond management workshop is being held Tuesday at 9 a.m. near Langston University.
The location is two ponds approximately three-fourths of a mile south of the intersection of old SH 33 and Choctaw Road.
Among the topics discussed will be how to manage constructed pond dams to maintain integrity, how to treat dispersive soils in a pond, identifying aquatic vegetation and determining stocking rates of fish.
"To get there, just drive south of Langston University on Choctaw Road," said Mike Sams, private lands senior biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
"Visitors should look for signs leading into a gate on the west side of Choctaw Road, and they can just pull in the gate to get to the workshop."
The workshop is being sponsored by the Wildlife Department, the Logan County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service office.
For more information, call the NRCS office located in Guthrie at 282-1695, Extension 3.
Canoes, kayaks won’t have to be registered
Canoes and kayaks will be exempt from registration and excise tax beginning July 1, 2013.
Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB 3093 which exempts canoes and similar craft from the provisions of the Oklahoma Vessel and Motor Registration Act and requires their sale to be subject to state sales tax.