The Hunting Film Tour will make a stop in Oklahoma City on Monday at the Will Rogers Theater.
The two-hour film features rifle, muzzleloader and archery hunts for big game and waterfowl from around the world. The film tour is traveling across the United States and Canada.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Monday at the Will Rogers Theater, 4322 N. Western. General admission is $10, but discount tickets are available from Heartland Outdoors in Edmond for $8.
For more information, visit huntingfilmtour.com.
FREE HUNTING ON SUNDAY
Sunday is a free hunting day in the state. Hunters do not need to carry a state hunting license or a HIP (Harvest Information Program) permit to dove hunt.
Squirrel hunting also is in season.
DUCK BLIND DRAWINGS SET THIS WEEK FOR DRAPER, OVERHOLSER LAKES
The Oklahoma City Police Department's annual drawing for duck blinds on Lake Overholser and Lake Draper will be Wednesday and Saturday.
The drawing for spots on Lake Overholser will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lake Overholser pavilion, 1200 E Overholser Drive. The drawing for Draper Lake will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the lake marina, located east of SE 104th and W Draper Drive.
Participants must be age 18 or older and hold a current Oklahoma City hunting permit and an Oklahoma state hunting license. Oklahoma City hunting permits can be bought before the drawing at the sites. The permits are $3 daily or $12.50 annually.
A copy of the duck blind locations and hunting regulations will be posted at each site. All hunting must be from designated blinds. No bank hunting or hunting from watercraft is allowed.
All watercraft used to transport hunters to and from blinds must have a current city boating permit.
For more information, call the Lake Overholser patrol station at 789-3746 or the Lake Draper patrol station at 794-5010.
DEER WORKSHOP SLATED IN NORMAN
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a white-tailed deer management workshop Sept. 19 in Norman at the Frye Auditorium at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Wildlife consultants and researchers from the foundation will discuss deer habitat, food habits, population management and management associations during the workshops.
“These workshops provide key insights into the behavior and biology of deer,” said Will Moseley, Noble Foundation wildlife consultant.
Participants can register just for the workshops, which include lunch, for $15. To receive a copy of the White-tailed Deer Foods and Management publication, the fee is $35.
Preregistration is requested and availability is limited. For more information or to register, visit www.noble/org/agevents or call Jackie Kelley at (580) 224-6360.
WILDLIFE GROUP SPONSORING BIG BUCK CONTEST
The Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association is holding a Big Buck Contest during the upcoming deer hunting seasons.
To be eligible, the deer must be legally harvested in Oklahoma between Oct. 1 (the opening of archery season) and Jan. 15 (end of archery season).
Gross antler score will be used to determine the winners. For the contest, the gross score is defined as the net typical or net nontypical score plus deductions. In case of a tie, the net score will be used as the tie breaker.
The contest will have three categories: gun (rifle, pistol, muzzleloader) from a low-fenced or unfenced area; archery (recurve, longbow, compound, crossbow) from a low-fenced or unfenced area; and gun or archery from a high-fenced area (defined as a fence at least 7 feet high enclosing, or constructed with the intent to enclose, the area).
The winner of each category will receive a $500 cash prize and a free shoulder mount of the winning antlers. All contestants will be eligible for a prize drawing valued at $250.
Only white-tailed deer are eligible. The contest is open to all hunters in Oklahoma, both residents and nonresidents. The entry fee is $25 and the deadline to enter is Sept. 30.
Each hunter is limited to two entries.
To enter antlers in the contest, the hunter must submit a complete and signed affidavit contest form, a copy or PDF of both sides of the complete antler score sheet that is signed by scorer, plus three photos depicting the following views of the deer and antlers: front view of head and antlers; side view of head and antlers; and back view of head and antlers. Only color digital or color print photos will be accepted.
To be eligible for the contest, the affidavit, antler score sheet and photos must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or to OWMA Big Buck Contest, PO Box 299, Burneyville, OK, 73430 by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.
Winners will be announced at the Backwoods Show in Oklahoma City next spring. For more information, visit www.okbigbuckcontest.com.
ARKANSAS FLY FISHING GUIDE TO SPEAK IN TULSA
The Oklahoma Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Tulsa Fly Fishers will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Fossard Auditorium at the Hardesty Public Library in Tulsa, 8316 E. 93rd Street.
Lori Sloas, one of a handful of female fly-fishing guides in the United States, will be the guest speaker. The Arkansas angler's topic will be reading the water.
The event is free to the public.