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Outdoors notebook: RV and Boat Show opens Friday

by Ed Godfrey Published: January 5, 2014

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.


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.


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.

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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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