Public hearing on proposed Oklahoma hunting and fishing regulation changes to be held Tuesday

Outdoors Notebook: Trout fishing clinic on Friday at Putnam City gym; Ducks Unlimited banquet Saturday in Chandler; Predator hunt seminar in Oklahoma City on Friday; Wildlife tour Saturday on Washita refuge; Fly Tying Extravaganza Saturday in Sapulpa.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: January 5, 2013
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Wildlife tour Saturday on Washita refuge

The Washita National Wildlife Refuge near Butler will hold a wildlife viewing tour Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to view bald eagles, waterfowl, and deer on areas of the refuge that are normally closed to the public.

Tour groups will caravan to the viewing areas in their own vehicles. For more information, call the refuge at (580) 664-2205.

Fly Tying Extravaganza in Sapulpa

The third annual “Fly Tying Extravangza” will be Saturday at the Creek County Fairgounds in Sapulpa, located near I-44 at the Kellyville exit.

The event will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fly fishermen from four states will convene to tie flies and introduce new patterns.

There also will be presentations on fly casting, fly fishing for bass and Dutch oven cooking along with raffles for prizes and vendors.

For more information, call Dick Turnbull at (918) 698-0726.

Predator hunting tourney in Blanchard

A hunting tournament for coyotes and bobcats is scheduled Jan. 26 in Blanchard.

Cash prizes and gear will be awarded to winners of the Central Oklahoma Predator Challenge.

Entry fee per one to three-man teams is $100. The team that checks in the most legally killed predators wins the main competition.

For more information, visit www.centraloklahomapredatorchallenge.blogspot.com, or call Chad Swindell at 412-8876.

Wildlife conservation seminar in Ponca City

The Kaw Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is holding a wildlife conservation seminar Feb. 2 in Ponca City.

The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Technology Center.

Experts from various wildlife agencies and universities will address topics such as regional wildlife habitat needs, use of prescribed fire, forestry, wildlife assistance programs, public lands management in Kansas and Oklahoma, forestry and more.

Registration is $10 through Jan. 31 or $15 at the door. Seating is limited.

For more information, contact Curtis Grace at (580) 362-6846 or ncurtisgrace@yahoo.com, or Wayne Foster at (580) 716-3928 or wayne@newkirkok.net.

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