OK: Outdoor Calendar

APRIL

29-30: 10th Annual Smallmouth Rendezvous & Fly Tying
Extravaganza in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Sponsored by Northeastern
Oklahoma Fly Fishing Club and Native Women Fly Fishers Club. The
event will be held at the Calvary Assembly of God Church located on
the corner of 1st Street and Hwy. 62 in Tahlequah. Admission is
free. Doors are open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Fly
tying demonstrations from 30+ tiers from Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Missouri, Texas and Iowa. Seminar speakers include Dave & Emily
Whitlock, Ken Richards, Larry Clark, Toby Vaughan, John Johnson,
Patty Lueken, Craig Phillips, John Berry, and Paul Sodamann. The
event will also include raffles, silent auctions and live auctions.
Vendors will be available both Friday and Saturday. Two certified
Federation of Fly Fishing casting instructors also will be
available. For more information see the club website at
www.okieflyfishers.org .

MAY

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

6: National Wild Turkey Federation McCurtain County Chapter will be
holdings it banquet at the Kiamichi Technology Center (Rt 3 Box
177), Idabel. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meal starts at 6:45 p.m. For
more information contact Bob Weight at (580) 286-7187 or Ray
Whitmore at (580) 212-9104.

7: Youth Hunter Education Challenge at Tri-City Gun Club, Norman.
Pre-registration is encouraged and due one week prior to the event.
To register, log on to http://www.yhec.org/ .

7-10: The 2011 Red Slough Birding Convention in Idabel, McCurtain
County. Registration is limited to 60 participants. Speakers this
year will be Dr. Keith L. Bildstein from Hawk Mountain who will be
speaking on raptors; Greg Lasley, Wildlife photographer from Texas,
who will be sharing his amazing photography skills; and Dr. Chris
Butler, who will be talking about his Yellow Rail research. There
will be guided tours to the Red Slough Wetlands, Little River NWR,
and the McCurtain County Wilderness Area. The past two conventions
have both produced 150 species of birds. If you want to see
secretive marsh birds, Swainson’s warblers, and red-cockaded
woodpeckers, you will not want to miss this event. There also will
be afternoon tours to see some of Oklahoma’s champion trees,
wildflowers, butterflies, and dragonflies. For more info and
registration see our convention website at:
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/Biography.html .

13: Registration Deadline for the National Rifle Association Woman
On Target shooting clinic (May 21) for women at the Tri-City Gun
Club (450 Jerry Black Ln., Goldsby) from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost
is $35 per person, women only and must be 21 years or older.
Firearms of all types will be provided, along with ammunition,
hearing and eye protection. Bring a hat and sunscreen. Clinic is
limited to the first 100 people. Registration deadline is May 13,
2011. For more information go to www.tricitygunclub.org or email
Joyce McBee at joyce.mcbee@yahoo.com .

14: Hackberry Flat Day at Hackberry Flat Center, Frederick from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, log on to
http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/hackberry_flat.htm .

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

14: First annual bobwhite scramble hosted by Central Oklahoma Quail
Forever at Surrey Hills Golf Course. Early registration is $100 per
person. For more information contact Kelly McGonigal
horizonsetters@gmail.com or Treka Wenner at
treka-wenner@hotmail.com .

14: The ODWC and BOOM Outdoors will be hosting a S.T.E.P. Skeet
Shoot north of Muskogee, behind the Porter wildlife headquarters on
Hwy 69 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Free lunch, drinks and door prizes
will be provided by BOOM Outdoors. This is a great opportunity to
introduce someone new to the sport of shooting, especially ladies
and youth. For more information (918) 869-6446.

14: National Wild Turkey Federation Women in the Outdoors Event at
Choctaw Creek Park, Choctaw. Events are taught by expert
instructors and a variety of classes are offered including fishing,
hunting, outdoor cooking, crafts and so much more. For more
information or to register, contact Judith Newman at (731) 420-0650
or judithdc77@aol.com .

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