The outdoor calendar runs every Friday. Items should be submitted by fax (918) 684-2865, email at email@example.com or submitted in writing to the Phoenix at 214 Wall Street during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Items must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday for inclusion in the next calendar.
Saturday — Oklahoma state turkey calling contest at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow.
Jan. 24: A Predator Calling Seminar will be presented at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow at 7 p.m. in the upstairs seminar room. Scott Ruff will cover Bobcat calling and Travis Alzate will cover Coyote calling. Both men are expert predator hunters, videographers and seminar presenters with many years of multi-state experience. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (918) 355-7600.
Feb. 2 – Oklahoma Furbearers Association Fur Sale at Chandler Expo Center. All wild furs are accepted, furs can be stretched and dried, green or on the carcass. All trappers, coon hunters and predator callers are welcome to attend and sell furs. For more information call either John Weygandt at (918)645-5667 or Shannon Sheffert at (405)742-7884.
Feb. 8-9 – Illinois River Fly Fishing School, Tenkiller State Park community center. Cost: $150 with orientation at 8 a.m. Friday. Hourly sessions through Saturday morning. The clinic will offer in depth information on equipment, tackle assembly, knots, flies, casting, and tactics and will include on-stream fishing instruction. Fly rods available for loan on Saturday, but participants who own their own gear are encouraged to bring it. Meals for the event are available for $30 or participants can provide their own. Participants must book their own cabins by calling (918) 489-5643. For information on the clinic or to register, contact Mark Patton, (405) 340-1992.
Feb. 13 — Bass Techniques is a series of four face-to-face sessions, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 and continuing Wednesday, Feb. 20, Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Monday, March 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Tulsa Community College. The classroom setting where participants can learn first-hand from five of America’s top professional anglers as the 2013 Bassmaster Classic approaches. Those who will teach are Bassmaster veteran Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Grand Lake guide Ivan Martin and former BASS pro Jim Morton. Cost: $99. To enroll: (918) 595-7200.
Feb. 22-24: 2013 Bassmaster Classic, Tulsa and Grand Lake. Launch: Grand Lake (Wolf Creek area of Grove) with Weigh-in at the BOK Center. Expo: Tulsa Convention Center.
March 3 – Murray State High School Fishing Open, Murray, Ky., in partnership with FLW, The Bass Federation (TBF) and the Bluegrass State Games. The winning team will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend Murray State. Teams can register online at register.highschoolfishing.org.
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