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Outdoors notebook: Hunters can view 2014-15 controlled hunts

by Ed Godfrey Published: March 23, 2014

Hunters can apply for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s 2014-15 controlled hunts beginning April 1.

For a total cost of $5, hunters can submit their names for a chance to win any of the hunts offered by the agency.

Normally the most sought-after hunts are the deer and elk hunts on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and the deer archery hunts on the grounds of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.

Other hunts offered include antelope hunts in the Panhandle, youth deer hunts, hunts for handicapped individuals and spring turkey hunts. To view a list of all hunts available, visit

Tri-City Gun Club to host youth event

The Tri-City Gun Club and Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold the annual “Sportsfest” Saturday at the gun club’s range near Goldsby.

The shooting and safety training event is for ages 10 to 18. Participants will learn to shoot and safely handle .22 rifles, pistols, muzzleloaders and bows.

Cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. The event begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m.

To register, visit or call 310-9544.

Volunteers wanted to clean-up Lake Overholser, Stinchcomb

The annual clean-up day for Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma City will be April 12.

Volunteers will meet at the Overholser Pavilion at 8:30 a.m and should wear sturdy shoes, gloves, insect repellant, a hat and sun screen. There will be a free lunch after the clean-up courtesy of Earl’s BBQ, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and Cimarron Steak House.

Last year, 250 volunteers recycled about 100 pounds of aluminum, 1,400 pounds of scrap metal, about 50 tires and more than 1.3 tons glass, plastic and tin.

To volunteer for this year’s clean-up, email

Kayak fishing tournament on Broken Bow Lake

The first annual Beavers Bend Kayak Classic bass fishing tournament will be April 5 on Broken Bow Lake.

All fishing must be from kayaks. First place pays $3,000.

Tournament proceeds will benefit the Tulsa charity Families Fighting Childhood Cancer.

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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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