Club to put on rodeo this weekend
OMAK – The Okanogan Valley Rodeo Club will host the Washington State Junior High and High School Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in the Omak Stampede Arena, 421 Stampede Drive E.
The junior high rodeo starts at 5 p.m. Friday and starts back up Saturday at 9 a.m.
The high school begins an hour after the junior high rodeo concludes Saturday and continues Sunday at 9 a.m.
“We have nine Okanogan Valley Rodeo Club members who are participating” in state rodeos this year, spokeswoman Roni Holder-Diefenbach said. “Come out and support our local youth as they compete for a chance to make it to the junior high and high school National Finals Rodeos this summer.”
Time to register for Oroville 3-on-3 classic
OROVILLE – The 22nd annual May Day 3-on-3 Basketball Classic hits Oroville High School tennis courts May 10.
Early registration and team fee must be received before May 5, chairperson Nicci Moralez said.
Divisions include men’s open, which draws the most teams, plus women’s open, boys and girls high school, 14-and-under and 12-and under.
“With it being held during May Fest there is always so many other things for the younger children to be doing,” Moralez said. “Of course, a lot of the local girls are involved in the May Pole Dance or as May Fest Royalty, but we really would like to see those numbers go up.”
Registration forms are online at www.oroville.wednet.edu under the Booster Club link.
There a higher fee if registration occurs after the deadline.
Pistol silhouette match set for Sunday
TONASKET – There will be a pistol silhouette match Sunday at the Tonasket Gun Club, 100 N. Pine Creek Road.
There will be charge for the match that starts at 10 a.m.
Large silhouette targets will be placed at 40, 50, 75 and 100 yards.
Shooting will be for pistols only with 40 rounds and 40 targets.
“Pistols can be centerfire up to 44 magnum, 45 acp,” spokesman Tom Gschiel said. “Please no centerfire rifle cartridges chambered in pistols and no 460, 480 or 500 bazookas.”
Special hunt permit deadline nears
OLYMPIA – Hunters have through May 22 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state.
Permit winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in late June. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.
To apply for a special hunt permit, hunters must purchase an application and necessary hunting licenses for each species they wish to hunt and then submit that application.
Apply for the hunt while also obtaining a license on line at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/special_permits.html or by calling 877-945-3492.