Greetings to all, very glad to see yesterdays rain, not near
enough but very much welcome, my gauge had almost an inch and
Recently had a hard drive crash on this fine machine and haven’t
figured out just where everything is on the new system. Found
the old style of font but for some reason can’t get it
to take, hopefully have that corrected by next edition. Everyone
knows how efficient I am with this thing so don’t hold
your breath waiting on miracles from this end! For those not
aware, Brother Phil House lost the family farm homestead over
the Holidays in a wildfire. From the information received it
was a total loss, Phil is dealing with everything involved and
also getting his brother situated in a new home, we wish you
all the very best.
WHAT’S GOING ON, I’ll be leaving sometime Friday
to meet up with Thomas and head on to the North Canadian for
the February trek weekend. Even with the recent rains the fireban
is still in effect so it’ll be another cold camp.
February 18-19 the Arkansas folks are having a packin weekend
in the Slyamore Wilderness Area. Bryant has forwarded maps and
contact info but I’m not rightly sure how to get it on
here, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Larry Lane, one of the AR members has volunteered to set up a
blacksmith workshop/camp at his home and also a braintan seminar
at Cadron Blockhouse, I’ll get the info out on these events
March 3-5 last OK spring trek weekend, plan to spend a lot of
it scouting for turkey season. The landowners have committed
to a primitive turkey/hunt trek, I just need to get all the particulars
to them. I checked with the ODWC regarding nonresident hunting
and it’s kinda pricey, $147!
A nonresident can also buy an extra tag for $10 to harvest a
March 1759, haven’t heard from Richard or Mike with any
updates regarding the tactical, hope to have the details for
next newsletter. Please be advised that for now the fireban will
still be in effect.
April 20-23, CoHT National Gathering at Ft. Osage, there is a
listing of activities on the inside front cover of the recent
TTG, I’m sure this list will grow as time draws nearer.
Auction items keep rolling in, Rooster has posted all his mailing
info if anyone has something to forward if they can’t haul
Not sure of my exact schedule just yet but wanted to throw out
the idea of possible rideshare to Ft.O.
Unless I’ve overlooked something don’t have any other
new listings since the last edition.
WHAT’S NEW, there is a new member and new state rep south
of the Red. First off I’d like to Thank Mr. Dudley Toelke
for trying out the state rep position, believe he has all his
computer hookup stuff operating. A Very Big Welcome to new member
Mr. Paul Jones from the Houston area. I’ve had several
ecomms with Paul and look forward to sharing a trail, he’s
a pretty dedicated trekker.
WHAT’S OLD, this edition of the OK newsletter starts my
fourth year as your state rep. I’d be happy to forward
the reins first of the year to anyone that would like to give
it a try. It’s not that difficult especially since there
are so many topnotch reps in the SC territory to help out.
ADVERTISEMENT, I’ll hopefully have some pics and good description
on a capote any other items for sale shortly. Thomas plans to
bring them to the upcoming trek weekend. Anyone have anything
they’d like to get posted?
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, Spring turkey season opens April 6 and runs
thru May 6 with a two tom limit, in some areas a three bird limit,
please check the ODWC regulations. May 15th is opening day for
squirrel season, the dogs always look forward to that one. Quail
season ends on the 15th of this month, plenty of birds just hard
to hunt in the dry conditions.
BOOK REVIEW, well I haven’t started anything new and exciting
to report on, spent most of my time digging thru different ones
just researching some items. Kinda out of place here but made
the new “After Lewis and Clark” exhibit at Gilcrease
museum, it is really good and got me to thinking on a couple
things so of course had to look them up. Believe it or not I
found and confirmed two minor mistakes in the exhibit, not bad
for a one eyed old fatman!
In closing I’d like to forward my very best
wishes to the Perkins family in Ohio and the Carlson family in
They have been dealing with some significant health concerns.
The folks down south are thinking of you all and sincerely hope
things get resolved very soon.