BY Staff Reports
Sunday, December 09, 2012
12/27/12 at 1:47 PM
Ride with an angler: BASS announced this week that members of the organization will be offered the opportunity to ride along with a 2013 Bassmaster Classic angler as a marshal with priority selection given to Oklahoma BASS members.
In a release issued Thursday, the organization noted, "As a thank you to the host state of Oklahoma, BASS will provide priority marshal registration to members of the Oklahoma BASS Nation from Dec. 11-13. Then, on bassmaster.com at 9 a.m. on Dec. 18, registration will open to all BASS members. The cost is $350, which includes a special Bassmaster Classic marshal uniform, as well as a minimum of two days on the water having fun and learning from the techniques and tactics of a Classic qualifier."
The 43rd Bassmaster Classic is set for Feb. 22-24 at Grand Lake and the BOK Center.
Marshals can sign up for the first two days of competition, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. On the third and final day (Sunday, Feb. 24), when the field is cut in half, marshal opportunities will be offered for available marshal openings on a first-come, first-served basis.
Annual bird count now free: For the first time, the Christmas Bird Count is free.
Tulsa Audubon Society will participate in the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15. Novice and amateur birders are invited to participate. In the past, participants were charged $5 per person. To minimize the effects of that lost income, the results will no longer be printed on paper and mailed to participants. The organization will move to an online delivery of the results.
The annual nationwide "citizen scientist" survey is set for Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. Several regional organizations will hold day-long counts during the official time period.
Tulsa members are geared up and counting on the mild winter weather to result in sightings of birds not typically seen mid-winter in Oklahoma.
Each count has volunteers divided into teams covering "count circle." The Tulsa club divides into teams to cover a radius centered near Sperry that encompasses most of northern Tulsa County.
For more, contact coordinator Jo Loyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.