Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve will once again host the Spring Trader’s Encampment on April 12 and 13, 2013 at the Mountain Man Camp at Woolaroc.
“Nestled near the shore of Crystal Lake, this camp is one of the most beautiful of its kind and is the perfect setting for a weekend of historical retreat.”
Hosted by Woolaroc’s Mountain Men, Wes & Roger Butcher, the camp has quickly become a favorite for traders and re-enactors from across the country. The camp will be historically accurate, recreating what a settlement of this type would have looked like in the 1840s.
The Trader’s Encampment is open to the public and guests are encouraged to park and walk through the camp. There is no additional admission required; regular admission at the gate includes the Spring Trader’s Camp. “This camp is not only unique; it also serves as a wonderful educational tool for children to visit and experience the lifestyle of earlier times.”
“They will better understand some of the hardships of life back in the days and what it took for families to survive when they truly lived off the land.”
Many of the campers will set up their tents or tipis and have period crafts for the public to view and purchase.
Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on Hwy. 123. Visit http://www.woolaroc.org/ for more information.
Kit and Clay Mowdy welcome hunters to their picturesque property near Coalgate in southeastern Oklahoma. Hunters come to search out game including whitetail deer, exotics, wild hogs, buffalo, elk, rams and more.
Lodging is wonderful at Bow Safari with six rooms, a great room for gatherings and a full kitchen. There is a campfire area for evening enjoyment as well.
Fishing and hiking is another draw to this ranch. Ponds are stocked with bass, catfish and crappie.
During the off-season, the lodge and ranch are available for gatherings, special events or a weekend getaway. Camera safaris are also popular due to the extensive variety of wildlife on the property including several species of deer, antelope, elk, and more. The Mowdys also have domestic farm animals such as chickens, rabbits and goats.
The annual Deer Festival happens this weekend in Antlers, OK. Antlers is the Deer Capitol of Oklahoma and this is the time of the year to celebrate that. Friday and Saturday from 9am – 5pm at the Pushmataha County Fairgrounds there will be vendors and information related to wildlife.
While you are in Antlers, stop by the Wildlife Heritage Center at 610 SW D Street. There you will find live deer and information on the wildlife and natural resources conservation efforts in the area.
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is hosting its annual Spring Traders Encampment, Feb. 13-14, 2012. Experience living history at its best with approximately 125 tents and teepees set up for this annual Western heritage event.
Spend the weekend at Woolaroc in Bartlesville and join participants from all over the United States as they recreate the rugged pioneer life of the men and women who trapped and traded throughout the 1820s and 1840s-era Indian Territory. Step back in time at this Spring Traders Encampment and observe their lifestyle, learn about their backgrounds and interests, watch their craft demonstrations and check out their wares.
The public is invited to browse through the Spring Traders Encampment while enjoying food and living history demonstrations. Woolaroc is open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. For more information, visit https://woolaroc.org/ or call 918-336-0307.
Lesser Prairie Chicken - A site to see!
It’s about time to hit the trails with a horse beneath you and enjoy Oklahoma’s beauty. Take a trip to northwest Oklahoma to Selman Guest Ranch. This fourth-generation ranch includes 14,000 acres and the chance to see ranch work in action. Also enjoy bird watching, hiking, fishing and wildlife watching including the Lesser Prairie Chicken.
Hear about the rich history of this part of Oklahoma during a ranch tour. Overnight accomodations are available in the ranch house. Call for pricing and availability at 580-256-2006. For more information visit http://selmanguestranch.com/.