You know... we almost destroyed the American buffalo in the late eighteen hundreds, and then a short time later we put the bald eagle through the same process.
Fortunately the day came when there would come men and women with the foresight, resolve, and leadership to call out and gain ranks and not only was the buffalo spared but we have now seen a remarkable redemption of the eagle.
Fly-fishing for me is a vehicle... a way that I choose to spend time in nature. If asked the question "Or you a fly-fisher first or an outdoors man first?", the answer would be quick and sharp. No doubt, outdoors man first and foremost.
Some of you might be interested in the guided trips watching the bald eagles that will be soaring over the Prairie Ocean quite soon. The rangers at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area are offering such a program. Not only can you see the bald eagle at Chickasaw, they can also be spotted at the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge and quite possibly over our sweetest...Blue River.
Here is the information and invite from the folks at Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Bald eagles are flying once again over Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The annual return of the bald eagles to this area is always a cause for celebration during the winter season.
This year park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to attend Bald Eagle Watches scheduled for Saturday, January 16 and 30, 2010. The day will begin at 9:00 am with a program at the Travertine Nature Center. After the program the group will caravan with park rangers to the Lake of the Arbuckles to locate and observe eagles in the wild. Those attending should dress for the weather; bring a camera and binoculars, and a sack lunch. To learn more about this annual event, please call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234.
The American bald eagle almost reached the point of extinction, but the combined efforts of many private citizens, elected officials, and government agencies led to the removal of bald eagles from the endangered species list in 2007. This increase in the eagle population allows us the privilege of seeing these birds in the wild. Come join us at Chickasaw National Recreation Area for Bald Eagle Watch 2010!