The stateâs biggest free weekend for enjoying wildlife and outdoor sports returns with the 2018 Wildlife Expo, set for Sept. 22-23 at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie.
Since 2005, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has presented the Wildlife Expo to encourage people to get outdoors and to connect with department personnel and outdoor activity and interest groups and agencies from across the state.
âThe Wildlife Expo is a great opportunity to help folks learn how to enjoy the outdoors and broaden their ideas of playing outside,â said Rhonda Hurst, Expo coordinator.
The event emphasizes educational opportunities, skills and stewardship necessary to ensure proper wildlife and land management through responsible hunting, fishing and outdoor skill techniques.
âThe outdoors is filled with opportunities for everyone, whether you like to hunt and fish or simply appreciate the magnificent flora and fauna that are all around us, but yet we are sometimes too busy to notice,â Hurst said.
Featured events include family fishing clinics, Shotgun Training Education Program and Archery in the Schools. Other outdoor activities include a pellet rifle range, dog training demonstration area, bowfishing, creating natural art, Dutch oven cooking and much more inside and outside the arena.
Expo hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Everything sponsored by the Wildlife Department is free, including parking. Lazy E Arena vendors will be selling food and drinks throughout the arena and grounds.
â Kelly Bostian, Tulsa World