Mark your calendars for September 25th and 26th because the very successful and growing Oklahoma Wildlife Expo will be taking place.
Tons of activties being planned and this event continues to get bigger and better with each passing year.
Here's the latest news release from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.
Ancient art of archery a modern pastime and big business; try it at the Wildlife Expo
Some things never get old, like archery. Though the art of shooting an arrow with a bow is considered ancient by anyone’s standard, it remains a popular outdoor sport today, with continually advancing technology and a booming industry. Visitors to this year’s Oklahoma Wildlife Expo can shoot a bow and arrow for free and receive hands-on instruction to sharpen their archery skills.
This year’s Oklahoma Wildlife Expo is slated for Sept. 25-26 at the Lazy E Arena, just north of Oklahoma City. Activities available to visitors include a range of outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition to archery, visitors can plan on free fishing opportunities in a stocked pond, shotgun shooting, kayaking, mountain biking, ATV riding, bird watching activities, wild game meat samples, seminars, prizes and more. Visitors also can shop at the Outdoor Marketplace, a large area where outdoor-related businesses will be selling gear and services for sportsmen. This year’s Expo also will feature popular attractions like wild game calling, hunting dog training and performances, wildlife photography and more.
The Wildlife Department partners with a wide range of other state agencies, private individuals and outdoor-related companies to host the free event, which is designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts while promoting and instilling an appreciation for Oklahoma's wildlife and natural resources.
Whether catching a fish for the first time or building a birdhouse to take home with them for free, visitors to the Expo get the chance to soak up a weekend of free outdoor knowledge, skills and experiences as hundreds of volunteers and Wildlife Department employees work to keep the event exciting, educational and entertaining.
The Wildlife Expo will be held at the Lazy E Arena, just north of Oklahoma City. Expo hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Sept. 25-26. Log on to wildlifedepartment.com regularly to stay up to date on this year’s Expo activities.