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State quail convention to be held in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever state habitat convention will be March 23-24 in Oklahoma City. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY EARL STEPHENSON]

The Oklahoma Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever state habitat convention will be March 23-24 in Oklahoma City. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY EARL STEPHENSON]

The Oklahoma Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever state habitat convention will be March 23-24 at Embassy Suites, 1815 S Meridian.

Giving a cooking demonstration during the convention will be celebrity wild game chef Hank Shaw.

For more information, visit oklahomaquailforever.org/stateconvention/

Deadline approaching for Wildlife Youth Camp

April 14 is the deadline to apply for the 19th annual Wildlife Youth Camp, sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The camp at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station at Lake Texoma will be June 11-16. Game wardens, wildlife and fisheries professionals, and volunteers will be conducting the camp and supervising activities.

Campers must be ages 14 to 16 as of June 11. Only 35 campers will be chosen.

Applicants must write a 75-word essay on why they want to attend to camp, why they should be selected and what they hope to learn. A letter of recommendation from a nonfamily member also is required along with a photograph of the applicant involved in an outdoors activity.

The application form is available online at wildlifedepartment.com.

Catfish tournament set Saturday on Fort Gibson Lake

The Okie Rod ‘N Reel Catfishing Tournament Series will hold an event Saturday at Fort Gibson Lake.

The tournament is open to one-, two- or three-man teams. There is a seven-fish limit. Entry fee is $125 per team, plus $25 for big fish.

Launch will be at 8 a.m. with weigh-in at 4:30 p.m. at Taylor Ferry North. For more information, call Dustin Sipes at 580-465-2626.

Longtime game warden retires

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission recognized the longest tenured game warden in the state at its March meeting.

Game warden Arthur Joe Young, based in Atoka County, retired Feb. 28 after 45 years of service. Young was first hired in 1973 as a game warden based in Cleveland County.

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