Wildlife Expo

Kids having fun at the Wildlife Expo.

The 2022 EXPO has been canceled. The Wildlife EXPO will return in 2023.

Goal:

Preserving and promoting the future of our hunting and fishing heritage; educating the public by providing opportunities for everyone to learn the skills, safety, ethics, respect, and stewardship important in the conduct of our outdoor pursuits; and encouraging people to get outdoors.

Purpose:

The Wildlife Expo provides an opportunity for the public to learn about the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s management activities and enforcement of wildlife laws, as well as learn about other organizations, agencies, landowners, and businesses that have an important role in conserving Oklahoma’s wildlife and preserving the hunting and fishing heritage. The Wildlife Expo will emphasize educational opportunities, skills and stewardship necessary to ensure proper wildlife and land management through responsible hunting, fishing, and outdoor skill techniques.

Directions

Getting to EXPO

For mapquest or GPS the address is 5600 E. Forrest Hills Rd, Guthrie 73044. Note: 9600 Lazy E Drive, will not work on MapQuest.

The Lazy E Arena is located at 9600 Lazy E Drive off I-35. The arena is just north of OKC between Edmond and Guthrie. There are several options to get to Expo using the map. It is easy to get to the Lazy E, so mark your calendar now.

  • From Tulsa: Turner Turnpike: Take I-244 that becomes I-44 which turns into the Turner Turnpike. Take ramp onto I-35 north. Take I-35 north to the Seward Rd. exit (exit number 151). Turn right onto Seward Road and follow the signs to the Lazy E.        
  • From Stillwater: Hwy 51: Take Hwy 51 west to I-35. Take I-35 south to the Seward Rd. exit (exit number 151). Turn left onto Seward Road and follow the signs to the Lazy E.
  • From the East: Merge onto I-40 west. Take the I-35 N/US-62 E exit (exit number 153) towards Wichita. Merge onto I-35 N. Take I-35 north to the Seward Rd. exit (exit number 151). Turn right onto Seward Road and follow the signs to the Lazy E.
  • From the West: Take I-40 east. Take the I-44 E/OK-3 W exit (exit number 147B) on the left towards Tulsa/Wichita. Merge onto I-44 east. Take the I-44 east exit towards I-35/Tulsa/Wichita. Follow the signs to I-35 north to the Seward Rd. exit (exit number 151). Turn right onto Seward Road and follow the signs to the Lazy E.
Lodging & Accommodations

Looking for a place to stay during Expo?

School Day

Admission to the Wildlife Expo, parking and all activities are completely free. We offer over 100 hands-on exhibits, skill activities, and demonstrations that make the Wildlife Expo a field trip your school can’t afford to miss! While all ages are welcome, 4th-12th graders seem most excited about Wildlife Expo activities.

Inside the students learn about Oklahoma’s wildlife species, habitats, and wildlife management while visiting hands-on exhibits and booths. Outside, students can learn to identify Oklahoma birds, visit a living historical encampment, identify wildlife tracks and signs, start a fire without matches, catch a fish, learn about dog training, ride a mountain bike, shoot a bow, or shotgun…and much more!

For School Day Issues or Questions Contact:

Corey Jager

corey.jager@odwc.ok.gov

405-521-4651

Sponsors

P&K Equipment - (405) 341-8081
Terry's Taxidermy - (405) 787-7883
Ralph's Packing Company - (405) 547-2464

Partners:

  • Alabaster Caverns State Park
  • American Heritage Girls 0339
  • ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma
  • Ben E. Keith Company
  • Black Kettle National Grassland
  • Boy Scout Troop 4008
  • Camp Cookin' in the Heartland
  • Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center
  • Lake McMurtry Friends, Inc.
  • Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Natural Resources Tinker Air Force Base
  • Neil Garrison
  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Oklahoma Blood Trackers Association
  • Oklahoma Falconry Association
  • Oklahoma Furbearer Alliance
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol-Marine Enforcement Section
  • Oklahoma Mesonet
  • Oklahoma Project WILD
  • Oklahoma Selfbow Society
  • Oklahoma Sierra Club
  • Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association
  • Oklahoma State Parks
  • Oklahoma Station Chapter Safari Club International
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board
  • Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program
  • OSU Cooperative Extension Service - Logan County
  • OSU Insect Adventure
  • OSU Zoology Graduate Student Society
  • Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever
  • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Robison Wildlife Solutions
  • Rogers County Conservation District
  • Skeletons: Museum of Osteology
  • Skulls Unlimited International, Inc.
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Trail Life Boys 339
  • Tulsa Herp Club
  • U.S.F.W.S - Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • USDA APHIS Wildife Services
  • Whitetails of Oklahoma
  • WildCare Foundation

 
Special Thanks to ODWC Employees . . . .

FAQ

What if I need special accommodations?

If you have a special need or accommodation (persons with disabilities) please contact Andrea Crews with the ODWC at (405)522-0769 or email at andrea.crews@odwc.ok.gov  at least 10 days prior to Expo.

Can I bring my bicycle, scooter, etc.?

Because of the number of young children at Expo, as a safety precaution we do not allow wheeled vehicles to be ridden on site. Likewise skateboards, roller blades and roller skates are not allowed on the grounds. Persons with disabilities requiring wheel chairs or motorized carts are the only exemption.

Can I bring my dog or pet?

For the safety of our visitors and wild animals on the grounds, do not bring your dog or other pets. The only exceptions are seeing eye dogs or other service animals.

What else should I bring?

All equipment required for activities at Expo are provided. Bring your camera!

Can I bring food and drink or can I purchase it at Expo?

You cannot bring food or drink to the Expo but there will be free water, plus drinks and food can be purchased through the concessions. You can also sample wild game at "The Taste of the Wild" booth for free.

What should I wear?

Expo is an indoor and outdoor event, so dress comfortably and wear walking shoes. Be sure to put on sun screen before you come.

How long should I plan to stay at Expo?

 There's much more to do at Expo than can be done in just a few hours! Many people come both days. Come early, stay late!

What does it cost?

Admission and all activities at Expo are free!

EXPO Chili Recipe?

Recipe per 2 lbs of burger

  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper - 1 teaspoon
  • Onions - 8 oz.
  • Diced Tomatoes - 16 oz.
  • Red Kidney Beans - 16 oz.
  • Golden Hominy - 16 oz.
  • Tomato Sauce - 8 oz.
  • Rotel Green Chili Tomatoes - 5 oz.
  • Tomato Juice - 4 oz.
  • Williams Chili Seasoning - 1 oz.
  • Minced Garlic - 2 teaspoon
Contact

Have Questions?

Contact Rhonda Hurst at rhonda.hurst@odwc.ok.gov.  You can also reach us by phone at (405)522-6279.