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Outdoors notebook: Eagle watches scheduled in Oklahoma

by Ed Godfrey Published: January 12, 2014

The Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge in Sulphur will host bald eagle tours on Saturday and Jan. 25.

The tour begins at 9 a.m. with a program at the Travertine Nature Center followed by a caravan with park rangers to Arbuckle Lake to locate and watch bald eagles.

Participants should bring binoculars, a camera, birding field guide and a sack lunch.

For more information, call the Travertine Nature Center at (580) 622-7234.

Bald and golden eagle watches also are scheduled for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Saturday and Sunday and Jan. 25-26 along with several dates in February.

Call (580) 429-2151 to make a reservation for the tour.

Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman also is holding eagle tours on Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23 and March 9. Call (405) 321-4633 to reserve a spot.

To view a list of all eagle watches scheduled across the state, visit and click on the link to wildlife and land management and then the link to birds and bats.


Ozark fly fisherman Davy Wotton will speak Tuesday at the Tom Steed Center on the campus of Rose State College in Midwest City.

Wotton, who operates the American International Schools of Fly Fishing in Mountain Home, Ark., is considered an expert on fishing the White River system.

Wotton has produced a series of fly fishing DVDs and appeared on numerous fishing shows. He will be sharing his knowledge of soft hackles and wet flies and share fishing tips for the White River.

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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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