Ardmore, Okla.—The Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association (OWMA) will sponsor a sporting clay event on June 23, 2018, at the Side X Side Ranch at 41998 E. County Road 1600 near Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and a shooting demonstration by six-time world champion Scott Robertson and a mandatory safety meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Competition shooting will occur from about 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be provided for participants with awards distributed during or after lunch.

“This event is a great way for people to have a good time, tune up for hunting season, compete for prizes, and support conservation” said OWMA president Mike Porter.

Teams will be comprised of four persons. Prizes will be given to the highest scoring team and top two individuals among all participants, and to the first and second highest scoring individuals of the second group. First and second groups will be determined based on score after shooting. The median individual score will divide the groups. If at least five women or five youth participate, prizes also will be awarded to the top woman and youth shooters. All participants will be entered into a drawing for an over and under shotgun.

Registration is $400 per team or $125 per individual. Individual registrants will be assigned to a team. Participants may register with a credit card on the OWMA website at www.ok-wildlife.com or with OWMA secretary Kimberly Sanders at 405-820-0885, or through the mail by check, money order or credit card payable to OWMA and mailed to Kimberly Sanders at 743 County Road 1350, Chickasha, OK 73018-8018. A 2018 membership will be provided to registrants who have not been prior OWMA members. Participants are encouraged to pre-register to facilitate the lunch count and make sure adequate shooting stations are available.

Shooters are responsible for providing their own shotguns, ammunition, and ear and eye protection.

Sporting clay event rules are available from OWMA sporting clay committee chair Scott Chapman at schapman@bice4c.com, from OWMA secretary Kimberly Sanders at Kimberly.sanders@suddenlink.net, or from OWMA president Mike Porter at mdporter@noble.org.

The OWMA serves as an advocate for wildlife and for the rights of wildlife managers, landowners, and hunters. The OWMA is dedicated to educating all persons, especially youth, about conservation, management and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat. The OWMA strongly supports the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, hunting, hunting rights, and our hunting heritage. Any proceeds beyond expenses from this contest help support the OWMA and its efforts to enhance and advocate wildlife and hunting issues.