Oklahoma free hunting days coming up in September

Outdoors Notebook
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Modified: August 19, 2012 at 1:36 am •  Published: August 19, 2012
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People are asked to notify their local game warden if they see deer acting abnormally.

Get your two cents in on prairie chickens

Deadline is Aug. 30 to comment on the state's plan to save the lesser prairie chicken.

Northwest Oklahoma holds some of the last remaining habitat for the dwindling numbers of lesser prairie chickens.

To review the plan, log on to www.wildlifedepartment.com. Public comments should be emailed to arizzo@zoo.odwc.state.ok.us or mailed to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, PO Box 53465, Oklahoma City, OK 73152.

Quail banquet on Saturday

The Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever banquet is Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Sportsman's Country Club in Oklahoma City.

For ticket information, call 415-5724 or visit centralokquailforever.org.

Washita goose hunts

Hunters can begin applying Sept. 1 for winter goose hunts on the Washita National Wildlife Refuge near Butler.

Applicants must be 18 or older. Deadline for applications is Sept. 28.

For more information, call the refuge office (580) 664-2205 or email washita@fws.gov.

Edmond Gobblers banquet

The Edmond Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its "Hunting Heritage Banquet" Saturday at North Church, 1601 W. Memorial Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner and auctions beginning at 7 p.m.

For ticket information, contact Dave Childress at 202-4401.