Oklahoma March Outdoor Calendar

All dates are for March, 2011

7: Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting. Meetings
are held monthly at 9 a.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife
Conservation Building (auditorium), 1801 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma
City.

10: Bob Walshaw will present the final 2011 bluebird program
including how to deal with house sparrows at 7 p.m. at Bass Pro
Shops in Broken Arrow. The event will be held in the upstairs
seminar room, is free and open to the public and extra door prizes
will be awarded. For more information call (918) 355-7600.

12: Sooner Retriever Club Training Day. For more information
contact Bill Blochowiak at labske@aol.com .

12: Tulsa Chapter’s of National Wild Turkey Federation annual
banquet dinner and fundraiser at Tulsa Convention Center. Doors
open at 6 p.m. For more information contact Carlos Gomez at (918)
232-8449.

12: The Southeast Strutter’s Chapter National Wild Turkey
Federation will be holding their 17th Annual Hunting Heritage
Banquet and Auction at the SE Expo Center, Hwy 270 West of
McAlester. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Family fun, door prizes, and
several guns to be given away. For more information contact Gary
Garman, banquet chairman at (918) 470-8279 or by e-mail at
g_garman9143@yahoo.com .

14: Children Only Trout Fishing Day! at The Tulsa Trout Pond. The
Garden Park Pond at Hudson and 51st Street in Tulsa will have been
recently stocked with 12- to 14-inch rainbow trout (some larger).
The pond will only be open to licensed anglers when that angler is
accompanied by a child under 16 who also is fishing. However, any
non-fishing parent, grandparent or guardian may accompany a child
or children under 16 brought there to fish. (For obvious safety
reasons, no children under the age of 16 should be left on their
own to fish the pond.) Trout in the pond are provided by private
donations, Trout Unlimited Oklahoma Chapter and NatureWorks.

18: Byron Hatchery Watchable Wildlife Area Nature Center will be
open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The biologist on duty will be happy to
visit with visitors about wildlife in the area or take a walk with
you on the nature trail. For more information about these events
e-mail call (405) 990-4977 or e-mail
mhickman@zoo.odwc.state.ok.us.

19: Oklahoma Youth Hunter Education Challenge at Canton.
Pre-registration is encouraged and due one week prior to the event.
To register, log on yhec.org.

19: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Oklahoma City Chapter Big Game
Banquet. For more information, contact Jeff Steele at (405)
672-7817 or to purchase tickets, log on to
https://events.rmef.org.

25: Elk Creek Strutters Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation
hunter appreciation banquet at 6 p.m. at the Elk City Civic Center
in Elk City. For more information contact Betty Finnell at (580)
331-7187.

26: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-06, with operations
based in Oklahoma City, will conduct a free, one day training
program designed to appeal to Anglers, Personal Water Craft
operators, hunters and paddle boaters. Boat Oklahoma is a
six-chapter course that gives safety guidelines for hunting,
fishing, water-skiing and river boating. The course covers topics
such as current boating laws and the environment; safety equipment,
both required and optional; how to safely handle a boat on the
water; Aids to Navigation; correct navigation rules; boating
problems that may arise; trailering, storing and protecting your
boat. It will be offered at New Hope Christian Church located 12323
South Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Auxiliary will provide the material for the program. For more
information or to register contact Linda Sadler at (405)
286-9167.

26: Chisholm Trail Strutters Chapter of National Wild Turkey
Federation hunter appreciation banquet at Canadian Valley
Technology Center, Chickasha. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more
information contact Gina Parham at (405) 779-1073.

26: Sooner Retriever Club Training Day. For more information
contact Bill Blochowiak at labske@aol.com .

29: OSU, the Noble Foundation, and Mississippi State University
will be hosting a feral pig control workshop at the Ardmore
Convention Center in Ardmore from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You will need to
pre-register at the following link:
http://www.noble.org/WebApps/Events/EventPages/AgEvents.aspx?CurrentOnly=1.
Click on “Register for the Event,” then proceed to create an
account and register for the program. You also may register by
contacting Tracy Cumbie at the Noble Foundation at (580) 224-6411
or tlcumbie@noble.org. Lunch will be provided, and there is no fee
for attending. Landowners and professionals are invited to attend,
but you do need to pre-register. Topics to be discussed include
wild hog history, biology and ecology, feral swine diseases,
parasites, and potential implications to humans and domestic
livestock, wild hog trapping techniques, trap designs, and removal
methods, wildlife services in Oklahoma, hog distribution map, laws
governing removal of animals.

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