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Outdoors notebook: Deadline for youth hunter applications in Aug. 15

by Ed Godfrey Published: August 3, 2014

The deadline is Aug. 15 for youth hunters to apply for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s bonus antlerless deer gun hunts.

The hunts are held on private land in Osage, Ellis, Love and Carter counties in October and November.

The Wildlife Department will select 53 youth hunters in a random drawing for the bonus deer hunts. To be eligible, hunters must be ages 12 to 17 at the time of the hunt and completed their hunter education requirements before applying.

For more information, call Doug Schoeling at (405) 590-2584 or visit


The Oklahoma Quail Symposium will be Aug. 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Oklahoma City.

Sponsored by the Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever, the day-long symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end with a fund-raising banquet for the organization beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Quail experts from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Oklahoma State University and the National Resource Conservation Service are scheduled to speak on various topics.

Tickets for the symposium are $20 each, and lunch is included. Tickets for attending the dinner banquet only are $60 each, and membership in Quail Forever is included. The cost of attending the banquet without a Quail Forever membership is $30.

The price of a combined ticket for attending both the symposium and banquet is $70. For more information, call 415-5724, visit or email

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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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