October 2007 Hunting and Fishing Calendar Released

Checkout the dates below for important dates in October 2007 for Oklahoma hunting and fishing:

15: Hunter Education Home Study: Bass Pro Shops, OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (405) 218-5200.

16: Hunter Education Home Study: Bass Pro Shops, OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (405) 218-5200.

16: Hunter Education Home Study: Sportsman’s Warehouse, OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (405)
302-4800.

16: Hunter Education Home Study: Tulsa Technology Center (Peoria Campus, Council
Oaks Room), Tulsa; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (918) 299-2334.

16: Safari Club International’s Oklahoma Chapter meeting. Anyone interested in
joining SCI is invited to share in an evening of fine rifles and great food at the
H&H Gun Range at 400 South Vermont, Suite 110, in Oklahoma City (the I-40 & Meridian
area, facing I-40). In addition to getting involved with SCI, this is a rare
opportunity to handle and shoot some of the most serious sporting rifles available.
Two current Oklahoma SCI members, Michael Engster, a German engineer and rifle
expert, and Mike Mistelske, one of SCI’s Oklahoma directors and an avid big-game
hunter, will bring a variety of high-grade European firearms, including double
rifles up to .500 NE, and anyone interested will be able to shoot these fine guns,
paying only for ammunition expended. A nice buffet dinner will be served at 6:15
p.m. (at a cost of $11/person). Shooting will start at approximately 6:45 and will
continue until approximately 8:30 p.m. Ear and eye protection will be provided by
H&H if you don’t have your own. Michael and Mike will bring the ammunition (cost per
round for the big doubles: .470/$10; .500/$13). For more information or to make a
reservation, please call or email Mike Mistelske, (918) 695-8556 or
mjmistelske@yahoo.com (no later than Monday, October
1st).

16 & 18: Hunter Education: OSU Extension Bldg, Madill; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

17 & 18: Hunter Education: Francis Tuttle Tech Center, (12777 N Rockwell,
Construction and Trades Bldg. Room 101 South), OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

18: Hunter Education: Technology Center, Riverside (801 E 91st), Jenks; 8 a.m. – 5
p.m. (918) 299-2334.

18: Hunter Education Home Study: H&H Gun Range, OKC; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; (405) 947-3888.

18: Hunter Education: Francis Tuttle Tech Center (12777 N Rockwell), OKC; 8 a.m. – 5
p.m.; (405) 521-4636

18-19: Bollenbach Wildlife Symposium and OK Chapter of the Wildlife Society joint
meeting to be held in Woodward, Oklahoma. Tours of the Selman Ranch and the Cooper
Wildlife Management Area will be included. Topics will cover quail, deer, turkey,
and grazing management in northwest Oklahoma. Anyone interested can find more
information at http://nrem.okstate.edu/Extension/ or by calling Dwayne Elmore at
(405) 744-9636.

19-21: The Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance will hold its fall convention in Crowder. A
board meeting will be held on Friday evening with meetings and demos on Saturday and
Sunday. For more information contact John Weygandt at (918) 557-1282.

20: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Miscellaneous Sale. The sale will
be held at Lake Burtschi just west of Chickasha at Lake Maintenance Headquarters.
Log on to wildlifedepartment.com for a list of sale items and directions to the
sale.

20: The Polebenders and the Oklahoma City Chapter of ACATS (American Catfish Anglers
Tournament Series) will be hosting a Catfishing Tournament at Robert S. Kerr
Reservoir. The event will start and finish at the Sallisaw Creek Ramp. Anyone can
enter this tournament, as both clubs have waived the membership requirements for
this one. Entry Fee is $50 per team and there is an optional Big Fish Jackpot, which
costs $10. Participation in either club’s tournament season can qualify a person to
fish in the Cabela’s King Kat Classic, which will be held in the fall of 2008. The
2007 King Kat Classic, which was held in Kansas this year, was won by two members of
the Polebenders club. For more information on the tournament, contact Polebenders
Randy Jones at (918) 774-3898 or Kenny Reese at (918) 776-9183, or contact Mike
Strawn with ACATS at (405) 601-0770 or okc-acats@cox.net.

20 & 21: Hunter Education: Fairgrounds, Buffalo; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

22: Hunter Education Home Study: Bass Pro Shops, OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (405) 218-5200.

22 & 23: Hunter Education: Mid America Tech Center, Wayne; 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.;
(405) 521-4636.

23: Hunter Education Home Study: ODWC Jenks Office, Jenks; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; (918)
299-2334.

25: Hunter Education Home Study: H&H Gun Range, OKC; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; (405) 947-3888.

25: Hunter Education Home Study: Sportsman’s Warehouse, OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (405)
302-4800.

26: Oklahoma Section of the Society for Range Management (OKSRM) essay contest to
select two deserving individuals to attend the Society for Range Management (SRM)
annual meeting and participate in the High School Youth Forum (HSYF) as
representatives of the OKSRM. OKSRM pays for their trip with generous donations from
other sponsors. The two delegates would attend the SRM meeting Jan. 26-31 in
Louisville, Ky. Any Oklahoma high school student with an interest in rangelands is
eligible and must be able to miss a week of school January 26-31, 2008. Complete the
application form , prepare
a 1-2 page essay on the topic “What Rangelands Mean to Me.” Submit application and
essay to melissa.teague@ok.usda.gov no later
than October 26, 2007. Winners will be notified by November 15, 2007.

27: Hunter Education: Civic Center, Wagoner; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

27: Wildflower Walk. The program runs from 10:30-noon and is open to all ages. The
prairie grasses are taking on color. Along the edge and in the forest, the red of
Virginia Creeper vines stand out, while the red-maroon-purple of the ash tree is
more subtle. Join us at Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa to enjoy the color. Free, no
registration required. For more information, call (918) 669-6644 or
oxley@ci.tulsa.ok.us

29: Hunter Education Home Study: Bass Pro Shops, OKC; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; (405) 218-5200.

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