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Quail season forecast good for western Oklahoma

Outdoors notebook: Students can enter outdoor writing contest, field trial for bird dogs, NWTF projects in Oklahoma
BY ED GODFREY, OUTDOORS EDITOR, EGODFREY@OPUBCO.COM Modified: October 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm •  Published: October 9, 2010
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Quail season forecast

Quail hunting should be better this year in western Oklahoma, predicts Quail Forever, a conservation group.

"Last season didn't quite live up to expectations, and a cold, snowy and icy winter didn't help matters, but good nesting conditions over the spring and summer have bobwhite numbers back on the upswing," according to Quail Forever's forecast for Oklahoma.

Quail season opens Nov. 13.

Students can enter outdoor writing contest

Oklahoma students have a chance to win an all-expense paid outdoor getaway in a statewide youth outdoor writing contest.

To participate, students must be ages 11-17 and enrolled in any Oklahoma school or homeschool.

The theme of the essay must be "Hunting: Sharing the Heritage" or "Archery: What I like about Archery in the Schools and Bowhunting."

Applicants must have successfully completed a hunter education course by the entry deadline, which is Nov. 19.

For more information on the contest, visit www.wildlifedepartment.com.

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