Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

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OK: Outdoor Calendar

March

17-20: O-Jam – The annual Oklahoma Selfbow Jamboree located near
Perkins, Oklahoma. For location information log on to
okselfbow.com. Many vendors will be in attendance.

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.

19-20: The Bowhunting Council Of Oklahoma will be hosting the O-Jam
Traditional Classic 3-D Shoot during the O-Jam festivities located
near Perkins, Oklahoma. For location information go to
okselfbow.com. Classes will include: Men’s, Women’s, Youth and Cub.
All scoring rounds: $10. Fun rounds: $5. Cubs shoot for free. We
will set up 20 3-D targets. Books open at 8 a.m. both days. No
arrow restrictions. Come join the Bowhunting Council of Oklahoma in
our traditional shoot and support and enjoy the art of bow making
during O-Jam. Contact Johnny Pappan (405) 863-5736, Charles DeLong
(918) 224-4212 or Mark Whittenberg (405) 615-1228 for more
information.

25: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation standardized
employment exam at Rose State College. Testing begins at 10 a.m. No
one will be admitted after that time. A photo I.D. required for
admission. For more information, log on to
http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/exam_flyer.pdf.

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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