BY Staff Reports
Sunday, January 13, 2013
1/13/13 at 4:56 AM
Open house set: Oklahoma Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing will host an open house Saturday 6-9 p.m. at the Jack Graves Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Education Facility in Broken Arrow, 2800 E. 101st St.
Volunteers from Trout Unlimited will sign up participants and volunteers for the program. There will be fly tying demonstrations and information for people interested in the program.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.
The Project's program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics for wounded and injured personnel ranging from beginners to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities.
Find more information about Project Healing Waters on Facebook by searching "project healing waters fly fishing Oklahoma."
State championship meet set: Registration has begun for the 2013 season of the Bass Federation's High School State Championships.
The Oklahoma State Championship is set for April 7 at Grand Lake, taking off from the Wolf Creek Park and Boat Ramp, near Grove.
There is a one-time $25 per angler entry fee for teams, which is waived for active Student Anglers Federation members. A full SAF membership costs $25.
For information contact the Bass Federation national office in Ponca City at 580-765-9031 or email email@example.com.
Hunt is set: The Tulsa Gun Club is sponsoring a European Pheasant Hunt on Jan 20.
Sign-ups still are open. The event is planned for 10 a.m. at Flying Feather Guide Service near Copan.
The shoot releases 10 birds per shooter. Gun dogs are provided and bird cleaning is provided. Cost is $190 per gun.
Contact Scott McAuley at 918-798-3348 or 918-272-0262.
3-D range open: A new 3-D archery range is open at the Tulsa Gun Club, 8888 E. Mohawk Blvd., Wednesday-Sunday each week.
The range features a variety of 3-D targets in a wooded course at the back of the club, with entrance near the 5-stand shooting area.
The club also has a tower for practicing from an elevated position and an archery range with targets at 10 to 45 yards. Range fees are $5.50 per day.
Check in at the range office before using the facilities. For information, call 918-272-0262.
Fishing school set: The Illinois River Fly Fishing School is offering a basic angling course for Feb. 8-9.
The clinic will be based out of Tenkiller State Park and will feature instructional sessions as well as hands-on practice on the banks of the Illinois River.
Instructor Mark Patton said the clinic lays a good foundation for both amateur and experienced anglers with information on equipment, tackle assembly, knots, flies, casting and tactics. It includes on-stream fishing instruction.
Cost is $150 and includes orientation on Friday night as well as Saturday morning sessions. Anglers are encouraged to stay and fish Sunday. Spots are limited, and registration is required by calling 405-340-1992.