Fundraising Season for Outdoor Partners In Full Swing

February 26, 2020

Fundraising Season for Outdoor Partners In Full Swing

Attending Events Helps Further Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Efforts

The coming weeks are going to be especially active with local events that support wildlife and conservation causes in Oklahoma and throughout the nation. These organizations are valued partners with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in its efforts to manage and conserve the state’s wildlife resources and habitat. 

Patrons attending these events, and others throughout the year, not only help fund the activities of the organizations themselves but also help create donations to the Wildlife Department. Here’s a list of events coming up in the next several weeks.

Feb. 28 — Ducks Unlimited Oklahoma County Dinner, 6 p.m., The Greens Country Club, Oklahoma City. Jay Oliver, (405) 761-8631.

Feb. 28 — National Wild Turkey Federation Osage Hills Chapter, 6 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, Dewey. Tyler and Kendra Deaton, (918) 261-2556.

Feb. 28-29 — Quail Forever Pheasants Forever Oklahoma State Habitat Convention 2020, Renaissance Waterford, Oklahoma City. https://pfqf.myeventscenter.com. Laura McIver, (907) 750-2600.

Feb. 29­ — Ducks Unlimited Lawton-Fort Sill Dinner, 6-10 p.m., Lawton Country Club. John Garcia, (512) 971-2518.

Feb. 29 — NWTF Southeast Strutters Chapter, 5:30 p.m., Southeast Expo Center, McAlester. Gary Garman, (918) 470-8279.

Feb. 29 — NWTF Tri-City Sportsmen, 6 p.m., Riverwind Casino, Norman. Eric Ledoux, (405) 863-3294.

March 5 — NWTF Le Flore County Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, Poteau. Terry Smith, (479) 414-9305.

March 6 — NWTF Mayes County Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Graham Community Hall, Pryor. Earl Gilbert, (918) 695-0423.

March 6-8 — Natureworks 2020 Art Show and Sale, Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow. Patron party Friday evening; public show Saturday-Sunday. www.natureworks.org/art-show.

March 7 ­— Ducks Unlimited Garfield County Dinner – Enid, 6-10 p.m., Stride Bank Center, Enid. Derrick McGee, (580) 231-0743.

March 7 — Friends of NRA Five States, 6 p.m., Texas County Fairgrounds, Guymon. Greg Starr, (580) 461-1235.

March 7 — NWTF Turkey Hunting 101, 8 a.m., Recoil Arms, Tahlequah. Bobby and Amber Armstrong, (580) 339-0508.

March 7 — Ducks Unlimited Wagoner County Sportsmens Night Out, 6-10 p.m., Wagoner FFA Show Barn. Joey Parisotto, (918) 549-8017.

March 7 — NWTF 4 Corners Gobblers, 6 p.m., Enoch Kelly Haney Center, Seminole. Penny Veitenheimer, (405) 517-6254.

March 7 — NWTF Tulsa Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Glenpool Conference Center, Glenpool. Jeff and Logan Springman, (918) 899-1216.

March 12 — NWTF Three Forks Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Kilharens Lodge, Muskogee. Steve Roberts, (918) 809-4943.

March 12 — NWTF Deep Fork Strutters, Tatanka Ranch, Stroud. Ty Gorham, (405) 412-7796.

March 13 — NWTF Back Road Strutters, 6 p.m., Palace Event Center, El Reno. Kamara and Michael Gatz, (405) 779-0618.

March 14 — NWTF Cherokee County Doublebeards, 5:30 p.m., Cherokee County Fairgrounds, Tahlequah. John Compton, (918) 457-7980

March 19 — Friends of NRA, Ada, 6 p.m., Pontotoc County Agriplex, Ada. Brian Scoles, (580) 421-3553.

March 19 — NWTF Red River Limbhangers Chapter, 5 p.m., Ardmore Convention Center, Ardmore. Cade Wilson, (580) 226-1001.

March 19-22 — Oklahoma Selfbow Society 16th annual Jamboree (OJAM) family oriented rendezvous, near Stillwater, www.okselfbow.com.

March 20 — NWTF Wagoner County Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Wagoner Civic Center, Wagoner. Charlotte Swenson, (918) 629-0973.

March 20 ­— Ducks Unlimited Miami Dinner, 6 p.m., Buffalo Run Casino, Miami. Nate Long, (620) 762-0740.

March 21 — Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Oklahoma River Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., The Plantation at Coal Creek Winery, Tuttle.

March 27 — NWTF Three Rivers Cut N Strutt, 5:30 p.m., McCurtain County Fairgrounds, Idabel. John Martin, (580) 212-0192.

March 27 — NWTF High Plains Strutters, 6 p.m., Woodward Conference Center, Woodward. Greg Smith, (580) 334-1654.

March 28 — Trout Unlimited Oklahoma Chapter #420 & Tulsa Fly Fishers 2020 Spring Banquet / Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Ruckers Event Center, Tulsa. Guest speaker Bob Clouser. https://squareup.com/store/oklahoma-chapter-of-trout-unlimited

March 28 — NWTF Stephens County Strutters Chapter, 6 p.m., Simmons Center, Duncan. Robert Howard, (580) 736-3070.

April 2 ­— Ducks Unlimited Kaw Dinner, 6 p.m., Carolyn Renfro Event Center, Ponca City. David Vanbuskirk, (580) 763-7272.

April 2 ­— Ducks Unlimited Custer County Dinner, 6 p.m., Prairie West Golf Course, Weatherford. Shane Glory, (405) 320-3802.

April 3 — NWTF Green Country Strutters, 5:30 p.m., Claremore Community Center, Claremore. Tyler Ridgway, (918) 497-8772.

April 3 — NWTF Logan County Longbeards Banquet, 6 p.m., Cimarron Golf Course, Guthrie. Janet Guiles, (405) 517-8384.

April 4 ­— Ducks Unlimited Bedlam Shoot, 8 a.m., Silverleaf Shotgun Sports, Guthrie. Connor Hardin, (918) 348-0344.

April 11 — NWTF Southern Strutters Hunt Contest/Banquet, 6 p.m., Cotton County Fair and Expo Center, Walters. Joey Spence, (580) 591-3153.

April 11 — Ducks Unlimited River Country Crawfish Boil, 6 p.m., Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville. Lucas Hughes, (918) 527-8650.

April 23 — Ducks Unlimited Good Ol Boys Dinner, 6-10 p.m., Tulsa Home Builders Association. Mike Cotrill, (918) 361-8908.

April 23 — NWTF Blue River Limbhangers, 6 p.m., Murray State College Ballroom, Tishomingo. Leah Lowe, (580) 730-3427.

May 2 — NWTF Pontotoc County Longbeards, 6 p.m., Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, Ada. Dara Christian, (580) 320-7480.

May 7 — Ducks Unlimited Cleveland County Dinner, 6-10 p.m., Southwind Hill Event Barn, Goldsby. Travis Gatewood, (405) 659-0933.

May 9 — NWTF Little Dixie Chapter, 5:30 p.m., Hallie McKinney Ballroom, Durant. Teddy Clements, (580) 924-3034.

May 16 — Friends of NRA Canadian County, 6 p.m., The Palace Event, El Reno. Vonnie Meritt, (405) 262-3354.

May 30 — NWTF Kiamichi Valley Spurs, 5:30 p.m., Choctaw Community Center, Talihina. Levi Medders, (918) 429-5798.

May 30 — Friends of NRA North Central OK, 6 p.m., Eastern Heights Church, Ponca City. Vonnie Meritt, (405) 763-2726.

June 6 — NWTF Heart of Oklahoma Struttin Hens, 7 a.m., Arcadia Conservation Education Area, Edmond. Pam Holt, (405) 390-9945.

June 12 — Ducks Unlimited Night at the Ballpark, 6 p.m., Bricktown, Oklahoma City. Nathan Johnson, (405) 315–0093.

June 13 — Friends of NRA Cleveland County, 6 p.m., The Palace Event, El Reno. Jamie Schmidt, (405) 620-6977.

June 20 — NWTF 3 Rivers Limbhangers, 5:30 p.m., Freddies Steak House, Sapulpa. Bethany Goodpasture, (580) 484-2384.

July 17-19 ­— Ducks Unlimited Oklahoma State Convention, Hampton Inn Bricktown, Oklahoma City. Richard Godfrey, (918) 521-6669.

To keep up with other outdoors- and conservation-related events and fundraisers, consult the Outdoor Calendar in each bimonthly issue of Outdoor Oklahoma, the official magazine of the Wildlife Department, or on the Department's website, http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/calendar. Event organizers are invited to add their events to the website calendar and allow the Wildife Department to help publicize their events.