Outdoors notebook: Altus, Locust Grove capture trap shooting titles

The Altus senior team and the Locust Grove junior team won the inaugural state shoot of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Scholastic Shooting Sports Program.
COMPILED BY ED GODFREY Published: December 1, 2013
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The Altus senior team and the Locust Grove junior team won the inaugural state shoot of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Scholastic Shooting Sports Program.

Twenty schools participated in the trap shooting competition at the Shawnee Twin Lakes Trap and Sporting Clays.

The top senior male shooter was Hunter Burkett of Durant. The top senior female shooter was Abby Abernathy of Altus.

The top junior male shooter was Bryce Couch of Beggs. Bryttnie Turner of Locust Grove was the top female shooter.

The Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports Program is similar to the Wildlife Department's Archery in the Schools, a program in which almost 400 state schools now participate.

The agency hopes to have more than 150 schools participating in the shotgun sports by 2016.

TROUT FISHING NOW OPEN AT DOLESE

Trout fishing at the Dolese Youth Park Pond, 5105 NW 50, begins one month earlier this season.

The trout season opened Dec. 1 and will run through Feb. 28. In previous years, the season didn't open until Jan. 1.

Approximately, 3,800 pounds of rainbow trout will be stocked in the pond for anglers during the 13-week season, including an initial stocking of 800 pounds to open the season.

Trout also will be added to the pond during the weeks of Dec. 9 and 23, Jan. 6 and 20 and Feb. 3 and 18.

Unless exempt, trout anglers between the ages of 16 and 62 must have a city fishing permit and state fishing license.

Daily fishing permits are $3.50. Annual city fishing permits are $18.50. Boats and fisherman floats are not allowed on the pond.

Anglers may use only one rod and reel and the daily limit is six trout.

A free clinic on trout fishing will be held Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Putnam City High School gymnasium.

For more information, call the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery at 755-4014.

NEW FISHING LICENSE FOR NONRESIDENTS



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