Free fishing days in June
June 7-8 will be free fishing days in Oklahoma.
Anglers will not need a state fishing license on most Oklahoma lakes. Some city lakes might still require municipal fishing licenses, but Oklahoma City also will have free fishing on June 7-8.
Anglers will not need city permits on those days to fish in the Oklahoma River, Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, Lake Hefner, Lake Draper and Lake Overholser, or any of the designated “close to home” waters: Crystal Lake, 6625 SW 15 St.; Dolese Youth Park Pond, NW 50 and Meridian; Edwards Park Pond, 1515 N Bryant; Zoo Lake, 2101 NE 50; Kids’ Lake, 3200 W Wilshire Blvd.; Kitchen Lake, 5501 SE 119th St.; Route 66 Park wetlands; 3350 West Overholser Drive; South Lakes Regional Park (east pond only), 4302 SW 119.
ARCADIA LAKE SITE OF WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS EVENT
The Eastern Oklahoma County chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a “Women in the Outdoors” event June 7 at Arcadia Lake in Edmond.
The event will be at the Arcadia Lake Conservation Education area. Women ages 14 and older can learn how to do outdoor activities and crafts such as archery, kayaking, fly fishing, fishing, Dutch oven cooking, basket weaving, jewelry making and more.
Cost to participate is $65 per person, which includes membership in the NWTF. For more information, contact Shari Wile at 401-6966 or email@example.com.
TO THE BAT CAVE
Registration for bat watches this summer at the Selman Bat Cave begins Tuesday.
Each summer, hundreds of thousands of bats emerge from the Selman Bat Cave near Freedom during the evening to feed on insects.
The migratory Mexican free-tailed bats use the cave as a maternity roost, one of four known Oklahoma nursery caves. Each evening, bats leave the cave in a mass exodus and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offers eight viewing opportunities on four consecutive weekends beginning July 11.
The viewings are limited to 75 people each night who are randomly chosen from a pool of mailed-in registration forms.
The forms can be downloaded at www.wildlifedepartment.com and must be postmarked between Tuesday and June 6. Children must be at least age 8 to attend a bat watch.
FISHING AND TACKLE SHOW SCHEDULED IN DUNCAN
The Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show will be June 6-7 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds.
Show hours will be noon to 6 p.m. on June 6 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 7. Admission will be 50 cents per person or $1 per family.
Anyone wanting to rent a table at the show should contact Jerry Jolly at (580) 656-6181 by Friday.
QUAIL FOREVER SPONSORS SHOOTING EVENT FOR YOUTH
The Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever is sponsoring its ninth annual Youth Instructional Shoot and Cookout on June 28.
Designed to introduce youth to the sport of shotgun shooting, the event is open to both boys and girls ages 10 to 18.
The event is free and will take place at Silverleaf Shotgun Range and includes lunch. A limited number of participants are allowed, and pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit centralokquailforever.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laura McIver at (907) 750-2600.