The H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery will hold an open house Friday.
Visitors can learn how fish populations are maintained in Oklahoma City’s lakes and ponds for anglers.
The open house will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is free to the public.
The hatchery, 10940 N. Meridian, raises more than 5 million fish each year, including walleye, striped bass hybrids, channel catfish and hybrid sunfish.
The fish are put in Oklahoma City’s three lakes and its “Close to Home” fishing waters.
For more information, call the hatchery at (405) 297-2211 or visit www.okc.gov/parks.
DU chapter started at OSU
The new Ducks Unlimited chapter at Oklahoma State University will hold its first fund raising banquet on April 26 at the Elks Lodge in Stillwater.
The banquet begins at 6 p.m. There will be a silent and live auction plus prizes for merchandise including duck decoys, blind bags, duck and goose calls and more.
Tickets are available online or at the door. The cost is $35 for students, $45 for adults and $70 for couples.
DU banquet in Norman
The Cleveland County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a banquet fund raiser April 25 at the Optimist Club gym in Norman.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Single tickets are $40 each or $60 for couples. There will be auctions and raffles for duck hunting gear and guns.
For ticket information, call Damon Duck at (405) 650-0091 or Tim Miller at (405) 593-2657.
Washita Refuge to hold celebration
The annual anniversary celebration of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge near Butler will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cedar Point Campground at Foss State Park.
Among the activities will be archery, a scavenger hunt, a disc golf hole-in-one contest, a buffalo chip toss and more. For more information, call the refuge at (580) 6664-2205 or Foss State Park at (580) 592-4433.
OKC woman named to Quail Forever post
Laura McIver of Oklahoma City has been hired as Quail Forever’s new regional representative.
McIver is president of the Central Oklahoma 89er chapter of Quail Forever. She was recognized as a “Hero of Conservation by Field and Stream magazine last year.