The Oklahoma City Gun Club will open its Benchrest range to the public Sept. 15-16 for hunters to sight in their guns for the upcoming hunting seasons.
The cost is $5 per gun. Shooters should bring eye and ear protection.
The sight-in days are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gun club members will be there to assist shooters.
The gun club is north of Arcadia on Sorghum Mill Road between Anderson and Hiwassee roads. There will be signs directing the public to the proper entrance on sight-in days.
Duck blind drawings on Wednesday, Saturday
The drawing for duck blinds at Lake Overholser will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Overholser pavilion, 1200 E Overholser Drive. The drawing for blinds at Lake Draper will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the lake marina, located east of SE 104 and W Draper Driver.
Participants must be age 18 or older and possess a current Oklahoma City hunting permit and an Oklahoma state hunting license to qualify for the drawing.
A copy of the blind site locations and hunting regulations will be posted at the drawing site. All hunting must be from designated blinds. There will be no bank hunting or hunting from watercraft allowed.
For more information, contact the Oklahoma City Police Department's Lake Overholser patrol station at 789-3746 or the Lake Draper patrol station at 794-5010.
Washita goose hunts
Hunters have until Sept. 28 to apply for winter goose hunts on the Washita National Wildlife Refuge near Butler.
Applicants must be 18 or older.
For more information, call the refuge office at (580) 664-2205 or email email@example.com.
Whitetail workshop in Norman
A deer hunting and deer management workshop will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman.
The workshop is free to the public, but those attending must RSVP by Sept. 18 to Cherry Slaughter by calling (405) 321-4774 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured speakers from the Oklahoma State University Cooperate Extensions from Grady, McClain and Cleveland counties will cover a variety of deer management and hunting-related topics.
Quality Deer Management group forming
The Quality Deer Management Association (www.QDMA.com) is hosting a meeting to discuss the formation of a wildlife management cooperative in the greater Butler and Hammon areas on Sept. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Butler Community Building.
The QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization that specializes in education and outreach to landowners, hunters, wildlife resource professionals and the public. For more information on the meeting, contact Kip Adams at Kadams@QDMA.com or (570) 439-5696.
Paul Newsom banquet on Sept. 21
The Tri-City Chapters of Ducks Unlimited will hold a fundraising banquet in honor of the late Paul Newsom on Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City.
The banquet will be at the Eve Centre, 8601 SW 86. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a live auction to follow.
For more information, contact Tim Miller at 593-2657 or email him at email@example.com.
Newsom, who died of cancer in 2009, was host of the outdoors television shows Paul Newsom's Great Outdoors and Hunting the Country.
Delta Waterfowl chapter forms in Oklahoma
An Oklahoma Delta Waterfowl Chapter has organized in Oklahoma City and will hold its first banquet Oct. 6 at the Express Event Center, 8512 NW Expressway.
Delta Waterfowl is a conservation organization that started in 1911 and is the oldest waterfowl conservation organization in the country.
The main focus of the group is duck production and predator management, said Patrick Lambakis, Oklahoma Delta Waterfowl Chapter chairman.
For more information on Delta Waterfowl or tickets to the banquet, visit www.deltawaterfowl.org or call Lambakis at 213-3539.