Archery is just one of the fun events to be offered during the upcoming Hackberry Flat activity day.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Friends of Hackberry Flat are offering a fun-filled day for the entire family on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hackberry Flat Center located near Frederick in southwest Oklahoma.
Activities on the Hackberry Flat area include a morning birding tour for intermediate and advanced birdwatchers that begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes until noon. Birding tours for beginners and families are offered four times on Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. New this year, the first 25 families to sign up for the tour and take the tour will receive one bird field guide/family. To make reservations for a bird tour please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide in your email which of the four time slots and the number of people in your group. You may also sign up for a tour when you arrive at Hackberry Flat Center but please note that each tour is limited to 20 people. A waiting list will be maintained.
Families can try for the first time, or get skill development tips, at the archery and shotgun areas. Ever been hunting for crawdads, a.k.a. crayfish? Come learn the trick of mud buggin’. Take a close up look at some of the sport fish of Oklahoma in the Wildlife Department’s large aquarium.
Activities continue inside the Center with viewing wetland “critters” in the wetland classroom presented by Quartz Mountain Nature Park and the OK Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance. Experience an interactive exhibit about bats in Oklahoma by Alabaster Caverns State Park.
Participants of the Hackberry Flat Day activities are exempt from the required license or Wildlife Conservation Passport regulation.
All activities will begin at the Hackberry Flat Center, a facility that provides wetland classroom experiences for school groups, programs on wildlife and wildlife-related activities as well as meeting facilities for resource-oriented programs, workshops and meetings. More information and directions to Hackberry Flat can be found at www.wildlifedepartment.com/hackberry_flat.htm. For more information about other attractions in and around Frederick, call the Frederick Chamber of Commerce at 580-335-2126. For more information about the Hackberry Flat Center call Melynda Hickman with the OK Wildlife Department at 405-990-4977.