September 2012 - Outdoor Calendar
1-2: Oklahoma Free Hunting days. For Oklahoma residents, a hunting license and HIP permit are not required.
3: Holiday - State Offices Closed.
8-17: Special Resident Canada Goose Season.
8-23: September Teal Season.
8: Sooner Retriever Club Training day. For more information contact Bill Blochowiak at Labske@aol.com
8: Migratory Game Bird Natural History and Identification Program for hunters and those interested in learning more about identifying game birds such as the secretive rails, snipe and early-season waterfowl in southwest Oklahoma. If you have ever wanted to get a better handle on telling the difference between fall plumage Northern Pintail and fall plumage Green-winged Teal, this is the program for you! Program will also include natural history information on some of these species. The hour-long program begins at 10 am at the Center. The program is suitable for ages 12 years to 99. There is no fee. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melynda Hickman at 405-990-4977. Click http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/education/hackberry_flat.htm for directions to the Center.
10: The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Regular Commission Meeting. Meetings are held monthly at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Building (auditorium), 1801 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK at 9:00 am.
15: The Nature Center located at the Watchable Wildlife Area will be open from 9 am – 3 pm. 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. Hours will be 9 am to 3 pm.
15: Explore the Prairie at Night at Byron Hatchery WWA. Learn more about the activities of wildlife at night, particularly after a hot August day. We'll try to communicate with owls, capture bats in mist nets and sniff spiders. This activity will be limited to 20 people. No fee but reservations required. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate. To register call Melynda Hickman at (405) 990-4977 or email@example.com.
15: OKNAVHDA Training Day. OKNAVHDA is the local chapter to NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) and conducts monthly dog training events including Upland Field work, Waterfowl Retrieving, and Tracking. We welcome guests to come out and see what our training days are all about. For more information, go to www.oknavhda.com and click on the “Training Days” tab, or go to the “Forum” tab where you will find out more about our training days. If you have questions call: Mike Byer at (405) 406-1956.
18: Chris Edwards will present a Whitetail Deer hunting seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow at 7 pm. in the upstairs seminar room. Chris has been the Hunting Department Manager at this facility for many years, and is also an experienced guide, hunter and outdoorsman. The event is free and open to the public. For more information (918) 355-7600.
20: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Vehicle Auction. 1801 N Lincoln Blvd at 6 p.m.
21: Tri City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Fundraising Auction and Banquet. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Dinner at 7 p.m. For more information contact Paul Miller (405) 593-2657 or Paul Fincher (405) 850-0275. http://www.ducks.org/oklahoma/events/28456/tri-city-2nd-annual-paul-newsom-habitat-auction-banquet
28: 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 ID is required for admission. For more information contact Liz Howard at (405) 521-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
28-30: Oklahoma Wildlife Expo