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 www.cavettkids.org/fishermen.
BOWHUNTING EDUCATION CLASS OFFERED AT ARCADIA LAKE
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, bowhuntingcouncilok.com, 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.
CAMO AND PEARLS EVENT IN MIDWEST CITY
The National Wild Turkey Federation is holding its annual “Camo and Pearls” event for women on July 12 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include a raffle plus a silent and live auction for items such as jewelry, guns, hunts and more.
The guest speaker will be Brenda Valentine, a national spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Valentine, called the first lady of hunting, is a member of Bass Pro Shops’ RedHead National Pro-Hunting Team and the National Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame.
She is co-host on Bass Pro Shops’ “Real Hunting” television program and has appeared on many other outdoor shows.
Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple. For more information, contact Becky Evans at (580) 513-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dara Christian at (580) 320-7480 or email@example.com.
NEW TEXAS BOATING REGULATION BECOMES LAW TUESDAY
Any Oklahoma boaters traveling to Texas lakes should be aware of a new Texas boating regulation that becomes law Tuesday.
Beginning Tuesday, boaters must drain all water from their boat and onboard receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.
The new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulation is designed to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
It applies to all types and sizes of boats whether powered or not: personal watercraft, sailboats, kayaks/canoes, or any other vessel used on public waters.
The regulation requires the draining of livewells, bilges, motors, and any other receptacles or water-intake systems coming into contact with public waters.
Anglers who catch and use live bait on a lake cannot transport those fish to another body of water. Anglers are allowed to transport and use commercially purchased live bait if they have a receipt.