Newsletter August 1, 2007

 

Newsletter August 1, 2007

Greetings to All,

Hope everyone is drying out, it’s rather hard with this incredible humidity, my sweat even sweats. The rivers and area lakes are finally starting to fall, the Arkansas looks to be a foot lower here, lakes still anywhere from 6 – 20 feet above normal.

Haven’t had any recent updates from our neighbors across the Red, south central Texas got hit hard yet again with massive rains and a lot of flooding.
You don’t have to travel very far straight west to be back in drought conditions, wish we could have sent some of our water out that way as we have had plenty to share and then some.

WHAT”S GOING ON, want to thank some of the other SCT state reps for forwarding event info from their areas.
August 3 – 6, the Strother Blackpowder club will be hosting their summer shoot and camp, for more info contact Tracy at mo-rep@coht.org or www.strotherclub.com.
August 4 – 11, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous College near Fairplay, Colorado, have sent inquiries to a couple friends who live and help out with the event, haven’t heard back yet concerning fire bans or other restrictions.
August 11 & 12, Tools and Technology of 1812 at Ft Osage, Sibley, MO largest collection of period tools ever assembled will be on display.
August 30 – September 9, Barren Fork Territorial Fall Rendezvous near Gainesville, MO.
August 31 – September 3, Flint Hills Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous near Florence Kansas, for more info please contact Frank Cook at 620-878-4301 or Karen Konarik at 620-924-5533.
September 7 – 9, The Grand Fete of CHEZ LES CANSES VIII the event has moved to Ft Osage, for more info www.thegrandfete.com
September 14 -16, 20th Annual Osage River Mountain Man Festival at Bagnell Dam Lake Ozark, MO, haven’t been to this one in several years, it’s usually a pretty good sized event.
September 15, area Archaeology and History symposium to be held at the new Ft Osage Education Center, seating is limited, contact info 816-503-4862, email: jpeterson@jacksongov.org.
September 28 – 30, Fall Rendezvous near Westville, OK contact Gailen Hudson at 479-756-3203 or Darrell Jordan at 479-789-2291 for more info.
September 29 – 30, Pioneer Days Encampment and Festival at Boone Home, Missouri, contact Pam Jensen at 636-798-2005.
October 4 -6, French $ Indian War Assemblage at Fort de Chartes Historic Site Prairie du Rocher, more info at ftdchart@htc.net
October 5 – 7, Woolaroc Fall Rendezvous southwest of Bartlesville OK.
December 7 – 9 Third annual Arkansas Treerat Weekend held in the Madison County WMA area 11. Bryant will be posting site maps and directions in the near future as this one is a ways out, if you have any questions he can be reached at ar-rep@coht.org.

WHAT’S OLD, the latest TTG in the black and white format was snail mailed a couple weeks ago, have heard of several receiving their copies, if anyone was missed from the mailing list please let me know asap. There are new discussions on the Executive – Governor board concerning production / mailing costs as to the feasibility of sending the quarterly to all current members, keep everyone informed on this one.

ADVERTISEMENT, if anyone has something they would like posted please let me know and we’ll get the info in the newsletter, still running the big sale on skeeters, “buy one get a million free while supplies last”

OUTDOOR ACTIVITES, the second most popular opening day is just a few weeks away when on September 1st dove season opens, plan to make the annual dove hunt / campout with some good friends. The special resident Canada goose season also opens on the 1st running thru the 10th statewide. September Teal season is the 15th thru the 30th statewide also. The new 07 – 08 hunting regulation manual should be out soon be sure to pick up a copy as there have been some changes.

BOOK REVIEW, have been rather busy as of late without a lot of extra time, working on two different titles at present that are pretty interesting, hopefully have something to add next edition.

In closing want to let folks know that the September Oklahoma newsletter will be later than usual, taking five days off for the dove hunt will put me behind on things around here. Words of caution to all the dove hunters out there please be Careful and Safe.

Take/Give Care,

Brad Pickle
Oklahoma State Rep