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Outdoors notebook: Sporting Clay champs crowned

by Ed Godfrey Published: November 10, 2012
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Whitfield, who now lives in Centerton, Ark., caught a 21.25-inch brown trout using a size 12 Clown Egg. For catching the largest trout, Whitfield received a new fly rod.

SLIDESHOW AT BACKWOODS STORES

The chief executive officer of Backwoods, Jennifer Mull, will be at the Norman store Monday and the Oklahoma City store on Tuesday presenting the Backwoods Adventures Slideshow.

The company will share photos from adventure travels in 2012 and preview 2013 trips. The slideshow begins at 7 p.m. each day.

Backwoods' 2013 “Ultimate Outsider” contest also is under way. The winner, which will be announced in March, receives a trip to Nepal. The 2012 winner was Steven Hance of Oklahoma City.

For more information on the contest, go to www.backwoods.com/facebook.

GAME WARDEN OF THE YEAR

Canadian County Game Warden Joey Rushing has been named the Game Warden of the Year in Oklahoma.

Rushing, who has been employed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for three years, was selected by his peers.

FEE COLLECTION CHANGES AT ARBUCKLE LAKE

Boat permits for Arbuckle Lake can now only be bought at the Travertine Nature Center in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

In addition, all fee collection machines at boat launch ramps and campgrounds on Arbuckle Lake will now accept debit and credit cards only.

Camping reservations can be made and paid for at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777.

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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