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  • See 2012 Oklahoma Wildlife Expo program online

  • The 2012 Oklahoma Wildlife Expo is Sept. 29-30 at the Lazy E Arena just north of Oklahoma City. The Expo has become a popular fall outdoor destination for thousands of Oklahomans every year, offering the opportunity to try a full slate of outdoor activities for free.
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  • The 2012 Oklahoma Wildlife Expo is Sept. 29-30 at the Lazy E Arena just north of Oklahoma City. The Expo has become a popular fall outdoor destination for thousands of Oklahomans every year, offering the opportunity to try a full slate of outdoor activities for free.


    See all of the Expo's offerings by viewing the event program online at http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/wildlifeexpo/2012_program.pdf.          


    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is partnering with a wide range of other state agencies, private individuals and outdoor-related companies and organizations to host the Wildlife Expo.The event is designed to promote and instill appreciation for Oklahoma's wildlife and natural resources and provide hands-on learning opportunities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. The event is free and open to the public.


    Activities range from free shotgun and archery shooting to fishing, kayaking, ATV riding, mountain biking and much more. Additionally, numerous learning opportunities are available at booths and exhibits at the Expo. Visitors can speak with wildlife biologists and outdoorsmen experienced in fishing, hunting, game calling, wildlife and fisheries management, reptiles and amphibians and more, as well as attend seminars on hunting dog training, common snake identification, Dutch oven cooking, turkey calling and fly fishing, among other topics.             


    "In short, the Expo is a celebration of everything outdoors in the state of Oklahoma," said Rhonda Hurst, Wildlife Expo coordinator for the Wildlife Department. "We want you to leave the Expo with a new appreciation for wildlife and the hobbies of hunting, fishing and wildlife watching."             


    The Expo is Oklahoma's largest outdoor recreation event, drawing thousands of people each year. The Expo hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Sept. 29-30. Admission and parking are free.
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