News and notes from the outdoor world
Oklahoma pro wins event
Edwin Evers of Talala, who recently finished second in the BASS “Angler of the Year” season race, earned a victory on the Professional Anglers Association tournament trail over the weekend.
Evers weighed in a three-day total of 40.71 pounds on Saturday on North Carolina’s Lake Norman to capture the second PAA event of the year.
The veteran Oklahoma pro had a 5.19-pound largemouth, one more than four pounds and another more than three in his final-day catch on Saturday. His 15.70-pound sack on Saturday was the largest limit of the week and came after Evers dissected his “docks with brush” pattern more thoroughly on the second day.
Evers won a $45,000 package that includes a Nitro Z-8 boat rigged with a Mercury 250 and T-H Marine Atlas Jackplate. Evers already is qualified for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic in October on Lake Conroe, to which the PAA will send its top 15 points leaders following the season’s third tournament next month on Lake Tawakoni in Texas.
Tommy Biffle of Wagoner won the PAA’s first tournament of the season. Its next event is Sept 9-11 on Lake Tawakoni in Garland, Texas.
The PAA tournament trail started last year. It was created and is managed by pro bass anglers.
ORA convention Saturday
The Oklahoma Rifle Association is holding its annual convention Saturday at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City.
Registration begins at noon. Seminars begin at 1 p.m. Topics of seminars include the J.M. Davis Gun Museum, Important Information for the SDA holder, and political forum.
The awards banquet at silent auction begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 324-8498.
Learn how to thin red cedars
The National Park Service staff and fire management professionals are offering public tours Saturday and Aug. 28 about the red cedar reduction project taking place around the Lake of the Arbuckles in Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Each tour will begin at the Travertine Nature Center at 9 a.m. eady day and last about 2 hours. Topics to be covered include a review of the fuel reduction work which has been ongoing all summer, a discussion of the prescribed burns planned for this autumn and an explanation of the benefits of the projects both to the environment and local landowners.
For more information, call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chic/
Meet “The Gunny” at Bass Pro
R. Lee Ermey, actor and former U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor, will be at Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown Friday representing SOG Specialty Knives and Tools.
Ermey, popularly known as “The Gunny,” will be meeting with fans from noon until 3 p.m. at the store.
Ermey has appeared in numerous films including Full Metal Jacket. He currently stars on the History Channel’s “Lock and Load with R. Lee Ermey.”
He was the voice of “Sarge” in Toy Story 3 and appears in a popular Geico commercial as a therapist.