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Rack Madness scheduled Tuesday

Lynn Loman, from Custer City, carries a white tail deer trophy back to his vehicle that he had scored at the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo at State Fair Park on Saturday. The 10 point rack scored 174 . The Expo concludes Sunday. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]
Lynn Loman, from Custer City, carries a white tail deer trophy back to his vehicle that he had scored at the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo at State Fair Park on Saturday. The 10 point rack scored 174 . The Expo concludes Sunday. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Rack Madness event scheduled Tuesday

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will hold its “March Rack Madness” event Tuesday at the agency’s Oklahoma City headquarters, 1810 N Lincoln.

From 1 until 8 p.m., hunters can bring in antlers attached to the skull plate for free scoring by official Boone & Crockett and Pope and Young measurers.

In addition to white-tailed and mule deer antlers, scoring will be available for elk antlers, antelope horns and bear skulls. Scoring will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food trucks will be on site for lunch, and hunters will be treated to a free fish fry at dinner. Anyone bringing antlers to be scored will be eligible to win a lifetime hunting and fishing license. There also will be drawings for other prizes.

The day also will include seminars on scoring and aging deer and taking care of mounts.

Pheasants and Quail Forever convention opens Friday

The Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever state habitat and conservation convention will be Friday and Saturday at Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City, 1815 S Meridian.

The convention will include seminars and guest speakers such as U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas and numerous wildlife professionals.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Laura McIver at 907-750-2600 or lmciver@quailforever.org.

Hunter ed class set Saturday in Edmond

A hunter education course is scheduled Saturday at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area in Edmond.

"If you live in the metro area, this will be a convenient way to get your hunter education taken care of before turkey season," said Lance Meek, hunter education coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Participants must register for the class at wildlifedepartment.com. Individuals must create or log in to their account, then select the "events" tab to find the course and register.

Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›

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