Crappie fishing expert Wally Marshall will appear at Lucky Lure Tackle in Oklahoma City on Thursday to discuss springtime crappie fishing and answer questions.
Marshall will be at the store at 9427 N. May from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Safari Club banquet nears
The Oklahoma Station Chapter of Safari Club International is holding its annual banquet and convention March 3 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
For information, visit www.oklahomastationsci.org or call Judy Rork at 703-3381.
Special goose season opens
The Conservation Order Light Goose Season opens Monday and runs through March 30.
Designed to reduce the mid-continent light goose population that has become so high as to cause severe habitat destruction, COLGS gives hunters the an opportunity to hunt snow, blue and Ross' geese with no daily or possession limits and all the way up until a half hour after official sunset.
Electronic calls are allowed as well. All other waterfowl regulations apply, including federally approved, non-toxic shot requirements.
Large concentrations of light geese can be found on public lands in eastern Oklahoma, such as Webbers Falls at Fort Gibson, as they finish out the winter and begin migrating north, said Josh Richardson, migratory game bird biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Hunters who participate in the COLGS must have all necessary licenses, waterfowl stamps and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) Permit in their possession while hunting. For complete license information, see the "2011-12 Oklahoma Waterfowl Guide" or log on to wildlifedepartment.com.
Federal law requires that the Wildlife Department estimate the harvest of light geese during the Conservation Order Light Goose Season.
Hunters who plan to pursue snow, blue and Ross' geese during COLGS need to register for the hunt on the Internet by logging on to wildlifedepartment.com or by sending their name, address and phone number to: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation; Attn: COLGS; P.O. Box 53465; Oklahoma City, OK 73152.