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Osage County leads Oklahoma deer kill numbers from 2011-12 season

Outdoors notebook: Arcadia Lake deer hunts drawing Wednesday; mule deer group organizes in Oklahoma; bass tournament Sept. 29 at Lake Eufaula; Edmond Goblers banquet Aug. 25; Quail Forever banquet Aug. 25; early Oklahoma quail forecast positive
by Ed Godfrey Modified: August 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm •  Published: August 11, 2012

For more information, call Cory Hendrickson at 802-6186 or Danny McClung at 401-0780.

Bass tourney on Lake Eufaula

The Bass Federation's new Dream Team Rally tournament trail will hold its first event in Oklahoma on Sept. 29 at Lake Eufaula.

The tournament is open to anglers from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas who join the federation.

For more information, visit or contact tournament director Don Linder at (580) 761-8094 or via email at

Edmond Gobblers banquet

The Edmond Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its "Hunting Heritage Banquet" Aug. 25 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 or email

Quail Forever banquet

The seventh annual Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever banquet will be Aug. 25 at Sportsman's Country Club in Oklahoma City.

For information, visit or call 415-5724.

Early Oklahoma quail forecast

The summer of 2011 was hot and dry in Oklahoma but "carry over from last year's winter seems to be positive," said Doug Schoeling, upland game biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

"We did not have any major cold snaps and there were generally favorable weather conditions which should lead to an increase in numbers, but not a boom."

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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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