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Outdoors notebook: Oklahoma City Gun Club schedules sight-in days

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.
by Ed Godfrey Published: September 8, 2012

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 ( 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 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

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 or call Lambakis at 213-3539.

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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