Ducks Unlimited will hold its state convention Friday and Saturday in Guthrie at the American Legion.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., vendors will be showcasing hunting merchandise at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Admission is free.
The banquet, honoring retired Ducks Unlimited regional director Larry Kramer, will be Saturday night.
For ticket information, call Paul Fincher at (405) 850-0275 or Tim Miller at (405) 593-2657.
Wildlife photographer to appear in OKC
Nationally award winning wildlife a photographer Tom Ulrich will be showing some of his latest works at the Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive, on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday at 7 p.m., Ulrich will give a free presentation on his time spent capturing shots of some of the world’s most elusive wildlife species. His tales of adventure will focus on birds of Florida, National Parks of the West and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Photo hobbyists can join Ulrich on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for an instructional photography workshop.
Ulrich, who makes his home in Montana, will share his techniques on how to capture photographs of wildlife in their native habitat. The workshop costs $50 per person, and participants will receive one of Ulrich’s photography books.
Pre-registration is required for the workshop at www.okc.gov/active.
For more information, contact the Martin Park Nature Center at 755-0676, or go online at www.okc.gov/parks.
Controlled hunt applications available on Tuesday
Hunters can begin applying for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s 2014-15 controlled hunts on Tuesday.
Hunters must apply online at www.wildlifedepartment.com. The application process will remain open through May 15.
Cost to apply is $5. Among the most popular hunts each year are the deer and elk hunts on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and the archery deer hunts on the grounds of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
Catfish tourney on Fort Cobb Lake
A catfish tournament is scheduled for Fort Cobb Lake April 12-13,
Entry fee is $125 for one, two, or three-person teams. An additional $20 is required each day for big fish.
The tournament is 100 percent payback. Anglers will launch at 8 a.m. each day from the Nowhere Bait Shop with the weigh-ins at 4:30 p.m. each day.
A fish fry will be held following the April 12 weigh-in. For more information, call Dustin Sipes at (580) 465-2626 or Roger Pinchback at (580) 641-1713.
Oklahoma anglers catch lake records
Five lake records were certified last week by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
•Debbie Bradshaw of Perry caught a 6.9-pound walleye March 21 from Lake Carl Blackwell.
•Jay Scott of Jay caught an 8.3-pound largemouth bass last Sunday from Lake Eucha.
•Dawna Ford of Manhattan, Kan., caught a 23.4-pound striper from Lake Texoma on March 20 while fishing with striper guide Larry Williams. Although bigger stripers have been caught at Texoma, Ford’s fish is the largest submitted to the lake records program since its inception in 2008.
•Thomas Canady of Bartlesville caught a 3.9-pound white bass March 15 on Grand Lake.
•Justin Hynes of Broken Arrow caught a 3.2-pound white bass March 26 on Lake Teniller.