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Baiting, baseball and summer day trips

May 17, 2012

WAY TO GO, WINFORD — Winford Welker caught this 90-pound fish on a trotline during a recent fishing trip in the Poteau River. Photo by Dewayne Welker

As I promised, I have more information regarding the baiting in the Wildlife Management Areas. I had a visit with James Lockhart in Shawnee last week on the way to the Class 2A State Tournament, and we had the opportunity to discuss the issue a little bit. He told me I needed to contact Jerry Ellis who is the vice chairman of tourism and wildlife in the senate.
I have not talked to Ellis yet, but I am planning on giving him a call — and you should do the same, if you have questions about the change in the baiting rule.
According to Lockhart, Ellis attended a meeting in Antlers, which was similar to the one I attended in Poteau. I am curious if he had the same feelings that I did about the way the meeting was handled.
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This week, my OK Kids midget team (with my stepson, Cash) is in the middle of a combined MidSeason Tournament with the league in the Wilburton area because both their league and ours only have four teams. My boys play at 6 p.m. tonight. Since there are only a few teams in LeFlore County in this age bracket, we wanted to have a little better tournament. So, we all went in together. It did mean we had to travel a little further, but it lent for a great experience for the kids — plus they love playing on new fields against different teams.
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School is out for the summer for Wister Public Schools starting next week. I plan on getting into my boat and doing some fishing. I am also going to do some squirrel hunting, since the season opened up this week. That will give me something relaxing to do for a while.
I may take my boys down to my lease and spend a couple of nights hunting and camping just to get away for a couple of days to kick off the summer. Since I don’t think I will get Cash to sleep out under the stars, I will probably have to take a camper.
Have a great week!
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Email questions or comments to gmidgley_golf@yahoo.com.

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