Oklahoma Trout chapters to clean up Lower Illinois
Outdoors notebook: Varmint hunt auction on Dec. 14; Oklahoma City man catches record blue cat at Hefner Lake
The Tulsa and Oklahoma City chapters of Trout Unlimited are holding a cleanup day of the Lower Illinois River on Dec. 8.
Volunteers will walk the banks of the Lower Illinois picking up trash and debris from 8 a.m. until noon. The 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Oklahoma City will be providing lunch at the Watts Property Access at noon.
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Volunteers wishing to participate are asked to meet at the dam access parking lot at 8 a.m. Anyone planning to help should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chuck Kaminski at (405) 973-4571 by Wednesday for a head count.
Auction for Varmint Hunt
The Oklahoma Youth Shooting and Hunting Program will be auctioning a guided varmint hunt in northwest Oklahoma to raise money for the program.
The auction will be Dec. 14 at the Sportsman's Country Club in Oklahoma City at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Tom Fry at (405) 850-2496.
The mission of the Oklahoma Youth Shooting and Hunting Program is to introduce kids to the outdoors by taking kids from non-hunting families on their first deer and turkey hunts.
Hefner blue cat record
De Anthony Anderson of Oklahoma City caught a 41.9-pound blue catfish below the Hefner Dam that is the new record for Hefner Lake.
Anderson caught the fish with a rod and reel on Nov. 11.
Other lake records set last month include a 3.2-pound crappie from Grand Lake caught by Sam McCord of Commerce; a 5.8-pound walleye from Kaw Lake caught by Carlton Jones of Ponca City; and a 5.9-pound smallmouth bass caught from Arbuckle Lake by Shannon Forrest of Wichita, Kan.
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