BY Staff Reports
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Oklahoma will field 11 anglers in the 2013 Bassmaster
Elite tournament series.
The organization reported Friday that the list of
competitors on the nation’s top circuit was finalized
at 102 anglers from 25 states and Japan. It is
the largest field since 2008.
Oklahoma loses one veteran on the Elite circuit
and puts up two new faces.
Terry Butcher of Talala, who fished the Elite
Series since it began in 2006 is not on the list for
2013. New faces are Jason Christie of Park Hill,
who has fished professionally on the FLW Tour and
qualified for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic through
the BASS Northern Opens Series, and Chip Porche
of Bixby, a founder of the University of Oklahoma
bass team who qualified to fish the Elite series by
competing in the 2012 Central Opens series.
Other Oklahoma anglers competing on the 2013
Elite tour include: Scott Ashmore of Broken Arrow,
Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Edwin Evers of Talala,
Kenyon Hill of Norman, Jeff Kriet of Ardmore,
Kevin Ledoux of Choctaw, Jared Miller of Norman,
Fred Roumbanis of Bixby and David Smith of Del
Foundation announces grants: The Rocky Mountain
Elk Foundation announced the distribution of
$28,050 in grants this week for wildlife and youth
programs in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Oklahoma projects include dozer operations
and other measures to aid controlled burning programs
on the Cookson Wildlife Management Area;
clearing, maintenance and controlled burns on
the Spavinaw Wildlife Management Area; a grant
for archery equipment for the City Kids Outdoors
National Archery in the Schools Program in Oklahoma
County; a grant for archery, rifle and other
supplies for the 4-H shooting program in Pittsburg,
Haskell, Latimer and Leflore counties; controlled
burning in the Pushmataha Wildlife Management
Area, and funding for the statewide Oklahoma
Youth Hunter Education Challenge.
RMEF funding is based on local membership
drives and banquet fundraising by local chapters
Outdoor writing contest: The Outdoor Writers Association
of America announced it is again hosting
the Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards contests.
The 2013 contests allow promising young writers
and poets to showcase their skills and win cash
prizes totaling $1,700, thanks to the support and
sponsorship of Safari Club International Foundation.
Deadline for entries is March 15, 2013. All
entries must have an outdoor theme and been
published or accepted for publication in a newsletter,
newspaper, magazine, literary collection, etc.
It is open to students in grades 6-8 for the junior
division and grades 9-12 for the senior division.
For rules and entry instructions go to tulsaworld.com/normstrungawards.