June 15, 2008

Outdoor’s Calendar: Kids Camp

By Sam Powell, Tulsa World, Okla.

Jun. 15--The Wildlife Department will host its eighth annual Kids Camp on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cherokee Wildlife Management Area. This free event is open to any youth 15 and under and will include a wide range of activities--everything from fishing to shooting, paint ball and seminars on taxidermy, trapping, turkey fall and much more. Food and drinks will be supplied, as well as fishing tackle. This WMA is east of Fort Gibson. Call Ron Justice at (918) 260-8959.

Fishing Clinics

Free fishing clinics continue twice weekly, Tuesday and Thursday, taught by personnel from theWildlife Department at the Zebco casting pond, adjacent to the Oklahoma Aquarium. The two-hour clinics begin at 6:30 p.m., and registration is required. Call (918) 669-6644.

Fly Fishing Day

Members of Trout Unlimited and Tulsa Fly Fishers will be at Leake Park Pond, 7714 E. 71st St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, to help introduce the interested public to fly fishing. Free casting demonstrations and personal instruction will be going on, including fly tying, and participants will be able to fish in that well-stocked pond as part of the experience. These two clubs hope to turn that

small pond into a winterseason trout fishery beginning Jan. 1, 2009.

This park is behind Sunshine Furniture at 71st Street and Memorial Drive. For more information, visit www.Tulsaflyfishers.org.

Nature Programs

Open to the public programs and classes continue at Oxley Nature Center in Mohawk Park.

"Full Moon Walk," 7 p.m.Wednesday for all ages. Take a stroll around the center lit by light of the month's full moon.

"Butterflies," 10:30 a.m. Saturday for all ages. It's free, and no registration is required. Bring binoculars.

"WildflowerWalk," June 28 for all ages. Free, no is registration required. See what type of early summer wildflowers are blooming.

Most Nature Center programs require a small fee and registration. Call (918) 669- 6644 or visit www.oxleynaturecenter.org.

Shooting Events

Open to the public matches and events continue most weekends at Tulsa Red Castle Gun Club in the Zink Ranch, north of Sand Springs. A 600-yard prone rifle match is slated Saturday. For information, visit www.tulsaredcastlegunclub.com.

A variety of events continues most weekends at U.S. Shooting Academy, northeast of Tulsa. For information, visit USShootingAcademy.com.

Fishing Meets

Thursday: Old Timers Bass Club, Fort Gibson Lake, Taylor's Ferry North, night meet.

Ray Vanscoy at (918) 835-7342.

Friday: Hudson Pump-Back League night meet. Eric Drenner at (918) 343-8779.

Saturday:Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division meet, Grand Lake, Red 11 Port Resort. For information, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.

June 22: Hudson Bass Anglers, Snowdale State Park, Aaron Stites at (918) 237-8517.

June 28-29: Big Bass Bash, Grand Lake, out of two sites, Martin's Landing and Red Arrow Resort. Big-fish only contest, entry fee $160 per angler for both days. For information, call (866) 515-0102 or visit www.bigbassbash.com.


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