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OAU Press Release

Do you have questions regarding the status of your favorite northeastern Oklahoma lake or reservoir? How about a question for a representative of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), the Oklahoma Anglers Unlimited (OAU) or the Oklahoma Bass Federation? Donít miss this opportunity to get your questions answered at a Free Public Forum held in conjunction with the Citgo BASS Federation Championship Tournament.

The Forum is scheduled to start promptly at 12 noon and run until 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 23rd and will be held at the Citgo BASS Federation Championship Tournament weigh-in tent located at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks, OK 74037. Directions to the Aquarium are provided below.

The free public forum will be facilitated by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation personnel and is co-hosted by the Oklahoma Bass Federation and the Oklahoma Anglers Unlimited. Guest speakers from the ODWC include Jim Burroughs, Northeast Regional Supervisor, biologists Cliff Sager (Grand, Hudson and Fort Gibson), Gary Petterson (Tenkiller and the Navigational Channel), Brent Gordon (Tulsa area lakes including Keystone), and Bill Wentroth (north central Oklahoma including Skiatook). Kim Erickson, Chief of Fisheries or Barry Bolton, Asst. Chief of Fisheries is scheduled to attend.

Topics will include pertinent fisheries related data from Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma area lakes, 2003 Tournament Statistics, and the status of Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV). ODWC personnel will outline the departmentís action plans for 2004 and beyond. Time will be allotted for an open question and answer session for fisheries biologists, Oklahoma Bass Federation representatives and OAU volunteers to respond to your concerns.

Contact Jim Burrough, OWDC regional supervisor, at 918-683-1031 for more information.

Directions to the Oklahoma Aquarium:
From the Creek Turnpike: Take the Peoria/Elm exit, turn north, go one block to Aquarium Drive (101st), and turn right. Take Aquarium Drive east to the river and you will drive right to the Oklahoma Aquarium Entrance.

From Highway 75: Take the Jenks Main Street exit and go east to the 9th Street light. Turn left on 9th Street, turn right at the marquee sign and drive under the bridge to the Oklahoma Aquarium.

From I-44/Riverside: Take Riverside Drive south to 96th Street. Turn right onto 96th street and right again at the 9th Street light to the Oklahoma Aquarium Entrance.





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