OKLAHOMA CHAPTER of
Newsletter January 1, 2006
Greetings and hope everyone made it thru the Holidays in health
and good spirits. It’s hard to believe we are starting
another new year, time sure flies when you’re having
The recent weather patterns seem to be about three months early
but with no moisture. Everyone is aware of the state wide burn
ban and I don’t know how that will affect the early events
for this year. Seems everyday the sky is hazy and smelling of
smoke in about any direction. I spoke with a transport pilot
friend of mine the other day and he said it was quite strange
to see so many smoke clouds over this part of the country.
WHAT’S GOING ON, first off I got a call from Mr. Javine
and they’ve set the dates for the March 1759 invitation
only event, March 17-19.
January 21-22, Cadron Blockhouse, Bryant is hosting a seminar
weekend on making shoepacks. If you’re interested please
let him know as he’s furnishing materials, you can pay
him at the event. Bryant McIguire, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 27-29, Bucks Only at Woolaroc, not sure of the fire situation.
February 3-5, back to the wild woods of the North Canadian river
for another trek weekend.
February 18-19, Winter trek in the Slyamore Wilderness Area near
Mt. Home AR. Beautiful area with rock overhangs for shelter and
squirrel season is still open.
March 3-5, final 06 Canadian foot trek, this one is usually good
for wildlife activity, seems everybody is out looking for a meal
and always see turkeys.
March 17-19, the March 1759 tactical, more info on this as I
get it from Richard and Mike.
March 22-26, Shawnee Branch Cabin Fever event, please see the
March 29- April 2, Fort Washita Rendezvous presented by the Oklahoma
Historical Society, please see enclosed flier. I have extra pages
regarding the regulations, activities and schedules if anyone
needs a copy.
No date set for March but the Arkansas folks are having a camp
and shoot at the Hattieville Gun Range, more to follow on this
April 20-23, CoHT National Gathering at Fort Osage near Sibley
MO, enclosed is a pre registration form, please check the return
The Mount Vernon in Miniature exhibit will be on display thru
Washington’s birthday at Glicrease museum. They have a
new exhibit to open soon on post Lewis and Clark, have all the
particulars in the next edition.
WHAT’S NEW, you’ll find a copy of the proposed amendment
to the CoHT constitution entitled Code of Conduct. Please read
thru this carefully and forward any thoughts. Swanny has also
posted it on the message boards for those with web access. This
will be on the agenda and voted on at the National Gathering
This past week our schedules finally worked out so Bryant and
I had a lunch business meeting in Siloam. Several topics and
ideas were discussed with a couple implemented. Plan accordingly
for a SC potluck supper Friday night, the 21st at Ft. Osage.
Bryant has decided to make the Arkansas September “Treerat
Weekend” an annual event at the Madison County WMA.
Also discussed was the possibility of combined AR/OK Spring turkey
and or Fall deer muzzleloader hunts, a combined event of some
sort for this May. We talked on the idea of a CoHT SC territorial
gathering, more to follow on this one as we get more information
flowing between the other reps.
WHAT’S OLD, 2005 for one thing, really can’t think
of any left over state business, anyone have anything I’ve
forgot about? Shadow turns 9 next month so I better check into
doggie ARAP and retirement plans, she still hunts like she was
ADVERTISEMENT, now is a good time to sort thru your gear and
get things ready for the new year, happy to post anything for
sale or trade.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITES, the ODWC is hosting public hearings around
the state the 9th and 10th regarding proposed regulation changes
on deer and turkey hunting for 06/07. I plan to attend the meeting
here and will have an update next newsletter. You can check the
ODWC website or call your area office for the closest meeting.
BOOK REVIEW, the Holidays have taken up some of my reading time
but have just about finished up “William Clark – Shaping
of the West” an excellent book. I’ve went back to
Russell Lawson’s “The Land between the Rivers” for
some additional area research, great book for anyone on the lower
Arkansas river drainage.
Until the post rider makes it back to your settlement please
Be Safe, Take Care and watch them fires!