The Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo opens Friday at the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
In its 24th year, the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo is the longest consecutively running outdoor show in Oklahoma City.
The show runs through Sunday in the Travel and Transportation Building. Hours are noon to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $8 for adults while ages 10 and younger receive free admission.
Deer hunters can bring their trophies to be scored for Cy Curtis records and to be displayed on the Oklahoma Whitetail Wall of Fame, the large display of trophy bucks featured each year at the Backwoods Show. Call Ron Owens at 681-1333 for information.
On Saturday, check out the Oklahoma State Turkey Calling Contest will be from noon to 4 p.m. Contestants can begin registering at 11 a.m.
Even if you are not a turkey hunter, you will likely find this entertaining. Be sure to catch the calling in the owling division. It’s the most colorful.
On both Saturday and Sunday there will be competition in 3-D archery with divisions for men, women and youth. Sign up for the contest beginning at 9 a.m. each day.
There will be plenty of hunting outfitters from all over the world and one – D.R. Harrison of Harrison Outdoors – will be giving away a whitetail hunt valued at $5,000. The hunt will be filmed. Register for the hunt at Harrison’s booth.
Fishing guides from Oklahoma and Arkansas also will be in attendance and there will be the usual kids’s activities such as a rock climbing wall and fishing in a catfish tank.
The following is Friday’s seminar schedule for the show.
Texas Snake Handlers with Joe Martin, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.;
Bass Tank with Brad Campbell, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.;
Antler Addiction with D.R. Harrison, 4 p.m.;
Whitetail Hunting with Adam Hayes, 5:30 p.m.;
Turkey Calling with Bill Decker, 7 p.m.
Turkey Calling with Bill Decker, 10 a.m.;
Texas Snake Handlers with Joe Martin, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.;
Bass Tank with Brad Campbell, noon, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
Whitetail Hunting with Adam Hayes, 1 p.m.;
Antler Addiction with D.R. Harrison, 1:30 and 4 p.m.;
Whitetail Hunting with Adam Hayes, 4:30 p.m.;
Elk Calling with Barney Larue, 5 p.m.
Bass Tank with Brad Campbell, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.;
Texas Snake Handlers with Joe Martin, noon and 3 p.m.;
Turkey Calling with Barney Larue, 1 p.m.;
Antler Addiction with D.R. Harrison, 1:30 p.m.;
Whitetail Hunting with Adam Hayes, 2:30 p.m.;
Turkey Calling with Bill Decker, 4 p.m.