The three-day Oklahoma City RV and Boat Show opens Friday in the Travel and Transportation Building on the state fairgrounds.
Eleven RV, boat and watercraft dealers in the Oklahoma City area will have products on display.
Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $3, but free tickets can be picked up at OnCue stores in the Oklahoma City area.
OZARK FLY ANGLER TO SPEAK IN OKC
Fly fisherman Davy Wotton will speak at Rose State College on Jan. 14 at the monthly meeting of the 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Wotton operates the American International Schools of Fly Fishing in Mountain Home, Ark., and is considered an expert on fishing the White River system.
He has produced a series of fly fishing DVDs and appeared on numerous fly fishing shows. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m.
For more information, call chapter president Chuck Kaminski at 973-4571.
Wotton also will be appearing Saturday in Sapulpa at the annual Fly Tyers Extravaganza on the Creek County Fairgrounds.
Anglers from four states will be demonstrating how to tie fishing flies. There also will be casting demonstrations and raffles for prizes.
The event is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free.
PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY ON HUNTING, FISHING PROPOSALS
A public hearing on new hunting and fishing regulation proposals is scheduled Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 1801 N. Lincoln.
A number of regulation changes are being proposed by the Wildlife Department in 2014, including implementing a statewide elk hunting season on private land.
State wildlife officials say there are at least 30 counties in Oklahoma that each have six or more free-ranging elk.
Most of the elk have either escaped or been released from commercial hunting operations or private elk farms in the state, they said.
Under the proposal, the elk hunting seasons would coincide with Oklahoma's deer seasons for archery, muzzleloader and gun.
Elk hunting regulations through the agency's controlled hunts program and on private land around the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge would not change.
Other proposed regulation changes include banning dogs from the Honobia Creek, Pine Creek and Three Rivers Wildlife Management agencies in far southeastern Oklahoma; limiting paddlefish anglers to keeping only two fish per year; requiring turkeys to be checked online statewide; and allowing noodlers to harvest blue catfish and channel catfish in addition to flatheads.
Sportsmen can see all proposed rule changes on www.wildlifedepartment.com and voice their opinion online. The public comment period ends Friday.
TROUT FISHING CLINIC ON FRIDAY IN OKLAHOMA CITY
The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a free trout fishing clinic Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Putnam City High School gymnasium, 5300 NW 50th.
Participants will learn trout fishing tips and knot tying, casting and cleaning fish.
Members of the 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be teaching fly fishing techniques.
The clinic is part of the city's trout season at the Dolese Youth Park Pond, which runs through Feb. 28.
Registration is required in advance. To reserve a spot, call the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery at 755-4014.
Eagle watches ongoing in January and February
Eagle tours are scheduled throughout the state on area lakes in January and February.
Arcadia Lake in Edmond is holding a bald eagle watch on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and admission to the lake is half-price — $3 per vehicle — for the event. Maps and information on where to view eagles can be picked up at the park office.
Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman also holds eagle tours on Lake Thunderbird in January and February. Call 321-4633 for dates of tours.
To view a list of all eagle watches scheduled across the state, visit www.wildlifedepartment.com and click on the link to wildlife and land management, and then the link to birds and bats.