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Outdoors notebook: Volunteers needed for annual Camp Cavett fishing trips

by Ed Godfrey Published: June 29, 2014

Camp Cavett is looking for volunteers with boats to take more than 150 kids from OU Children’s Hospital on two morning fishing trips next month.

Camp Cavett is an annual summer camp on Lake Texoma for seriously ill children. The camp depends on volunteers so it will have enough boats to take all of the kids fishing on the lake.

On July 10, the camp will offer a striper fishing trip for the kids. On July 12, the kids will get to go fishing for “anything that bites” in the camp’s annual fishing derby.

After the fishing derby during a shore lunch, prizes will be given to the kids catching the largest fish in five categories. Boats will launch out of Catfish Bay Marina each morning at 6 a.m.

Tackle and bait are provided. Each fishing boat will be assigned at least one camper and camp counselor.

To volunteer as a boat captain for either fishing trip, visit


The Oklahoma Bowhunting Council is holding an International Bowhunters Education class on July 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The class will be held at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Aquatic Education building on the south side of the lake near Memorial Road and Midwest Boulevard.

The cost of the class is $10 and covers books and materials. The course is required for bowhunter certification in some states before bow hunters can buy a tag.

Bob Wiebelt, member and former president of the Bowhunting Council of Oklahoma, encourages bow hunters to take the course even though it is not a requirement in Oklahoma.

“It’s a good class to go through because it is specifically for bow hunters,” he said.

To enroll in the class, call Jerry Stover at 373-3661.

The Oklahoma Bowhunting Council has relaunched its website,, with a new look and more links and information, Wiebelt said.

“We want to be the voice for bow hunters in the state and try to protect their rights and their interests,” he said.

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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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