A public hearing on proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes for 2013 will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 1801 N. Lincoln.
The most controversial proposal is reducing the buck limit to one for the combined deer gun and muzzleloader seasons.
Tuesday’s meeting will be the only public hearing held by the Wildlife Department on the proposals.
Sportsmen can officially comment on the new proposals through Friday on the Wildlife Department’s website, www.wildlifedepartment.com.
The comments will be presented to the eight-member Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, which will vote on the proposals at a future date.
Trout fishing clinic on Friday at Putnam City gym
A free trout fishing clinic is scheduled Friday at the Putnam City High School Gymnasium, 5300 NW 50. The clinic will be from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Fishing experts from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department will teach trout fishing techniques.
To register for the clinic, call the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery at 755-4014.
DU banquet in Chandler
The Chandler chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a banquet and auction Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Route 66 Interpretive Center.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited.
For more information, call Joe Ready at 258-1526.
Predator hunt seminar in OKC
The Oklahoma Youth Shooting and Hunting Program is selling raffle tickets for a guided predator hunt in northwest Oklahoma.
On Friday, the organization is holding a dinner and seminar on predator hunting with Scott Rough of Tahlequah at the Sportsmen County Club in Oklahoma City, 4001 NW 39.
The event begins at 6 p.m. For information on buying raffle tickets or attending the seminar, call Tom Fry at 850-2496.
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.