News of the Week

For Immediate Release: WEEK OF JUNE 2, 2011

Seventh annual Oklahoma Wildlife Expo to offer outdoor learning opportunities

 

Oklahomans interested in the outdoors should mark their calendars now for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s seventh annual Oklahoma Wildlife Expo slated for Sept. 24-25 at the Lazy E Arena, just north of Oklahoma City.

The Wildlife Department is working with a range of organizations, individuals and outdoor-related companies to host the Expo — a free event intended to promote and develop appreciation for Oklahoma’s wildlife and natural resources by providing hands-on learning opportunities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts.

“The Expo is a one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation event,” said Rhonda Hurst, Expo coordinator for the Wildlife Department. “This is a place where literally thousands of outdoor-minded people of all ages and skill levels gather for a weekend of activities and learning opportunities that are entirely focused on Oklahoma’s outdoors.”

Organizations interested in helping promote the outdoors through an educational booth or activity should contact Hurst at (405) 522-6279.

Among many other activities, Expo visitors will be able to try firsthand activities such as fishing, shotgun and archery shooting sports, kayaking, mountain biking and more. They can attend seminars on hunting dog training, outdoor cooking, camping, hunting, fishing, birdwatching, and other activities in the great outdoors. Visitors to the event also can win a variety of free prizes thanks to the Expo’s generous sponsors. Additionally, guests can shop at the Outdoor Marketplace, a large area at the Expo designated for shopping for the latest in outdoor gear and merchandise.

Expo hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, Log on to wildlifedepartment.com as the event draws near to stay up to date on the upcoming Oklahoma Wildlife Expo.

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