GETTING OUT AND MAKING PLANS: Thanks to Susan from Tulsa, a reader and friend who shared with me a little of what her family is doing and will do in the great outdoors.
This week, she took her kids to the Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa, just north of Mohawk Park. She says:
“We went out to Oxley nature center. They have 4/5 hiking trails–it was fabulous. Our next big outdoor adventure will be rafting this summer.”
Awesome. Any time you can bring the kids into appreciating and enjoying the outdoors, it’s a big deal. Being outside does wonders for the mind and body, much more than any computer or video game ever could. If you want to know more about the Oxley Nature center, check out this link: http://www.oxleynaturecenter.org/
And I really want to know more about that rafting trip.
Keep ‘em coming, folks. Share with me and other readers what you’re up to. Comment here or e-mail me a email@example.com. If you want, send a photo!
BEAR BILL: A bill that proposes to create a bear hunting season in Oklahoma is one step closer to becoming law. It’s now on the governor’s desk. If he signs it, it becomes law . In my past post on this subject, all the comments I got were against the bill. Any more thoughts on that one? Comment here or e-mail me.
Here’s a summary of what the bill would do:
Under rules approved by the Wildlife Conservation Commission last week:
- The hunting season would take place in Pushmataha, Le Flore, McCurtain and Latimer counties.
- Hunters could only use bow and arrow or muzzleloaders during the proposed black bear season.
- The archery season would begin Oct. 1 and run through the Friday before deer muzzleloader season, which begins Oct. 25.
- Cubs or females with cubs could not be killed.
- The annual license fee would be $100 for a resident and $500 for a nonresident.
- Only 20 bears could be killed in a year.