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Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Show opens Friday

Outdoors Notebook
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: January 26, 2013

The three-day Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Show opens Friday in the Transportation Building at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Scheduled to make appearances are cast members of the Duck Dynasty and Reel Girls television series.

The lineup of fishing seminars includes trophy bass guide Chuck Justice, crappie anglers Todd Huckabee and Barry Morrow, catfish expert Danny King and more.

There will be a booth for antique lures, a whitetail exhibit, the Fetch-N-Fish Dog and Fish Show, Bass Tub seminars, a kids fishing pond, a kids archery contest and several giveaways. Dozens of hunting and fishing vendors will have merchandise and trips for sale.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 12. Ages 5 and younger receive free admission. Admission is half-price on Friday from noon until 5 p.m.

Show hours are Friday noon until 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Big Arbuckle stringer

Oklahoma's bass tournament season started with a bang last weekend when two Calera anglers boated a five-limit, 42-pound bag in the Backyard Bassin' Tournament on Arbuckle Lake.

Jeff Reynolds and partner Johnny Thompson weighed in five fish for a total of 42.04 pounds, providing more proof that Arbuckle is the best bass fishing lake in the state.

The biggest of the stringer was a nine-pounder and smallest was a six.

The second place team weighed in 28.42 pounds and included a 6.54-pound smallmouth bass. Anglers in the tournament also produced two 10-pounders and at least a dozen fish that weighed more than 8 pounds, tournament officials said.

Boating class begins Feb. 7

The Oklahoma City Sail and Power Squadron will hold a five-week boating class beginning Feb. 7 at the Oklahoma City Fire Training Center, 850 N. Portland.

The class will run for five consecutive Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., concluding March. 7. The course is National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved, meaning its meet the education and licensing requirements of most states, including Oklahoma, and qualifies graduates for insurance discounts.

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