Lt. Gov. Turkey Hunt hosts many guests


April 14, 2019

Selena Estrada

After a day of turkey hunting, guests, guides and visitors select food from the buffet at Baker's Barn Thursday night.

The annual Lieutenant Governor's Turkey Hunt in Alva combines fun with business. Representatives of business, industry and government are invited not only to hunt but also to tour the opportunities in the area. Local landowners volunteer their property for hunting and local hunters act as hunting guides for the visitors.

The hunt begins with a dinner on Wednesday followed by a day of hunting on Thursday. Then everyone gathers for another dinner where drawings are held for prizes and hunters get the chance to tell of their experiences in the field. Friday offers the chance for more hunting.

The hunt is coordinated through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and local people who work to make it a success.

This year's hunt began April 10 and hosted a large number of guests from a wide area. Those attending included:

Janet Black, Anthony Inman and Jeffrey Estes from BNSF Railway

Greg Dewey of Mach Resources

Glen Calvert of Priefert Complex Designs

Mark Faulkenberry of Western Farmers Cooperative (Touchstone Energy)

Mike Fina of Oklahoma Municipal League

Robert Firth of Clear Brook Energy

Rob Graham of Graham Engineering

Tim Hartman of PTO Patent Sales

Jimmy Miner of Baker-Hughes

Robert LeBlanc of Poseidion Saltwater Systems

Joe Mathis of Martin Marrietta Materials

Ron McDaniel of Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Adam Presnall and Scott Weatherholt of MidStates Petroleum

Jerry Scott, guest of Vantage Plane Plastics

Jason Pitcock of Francis Renewables

Vicki Ayres-Portman, Emily Brumit and Allie James of Invenergy

Chad Bules and John Nail of Cherokee Building Materials

Jimmy Tramel of City of Pryor Creek

Matt Jennerich of Google

Dr. Frank Coble, the NWTF guest

Robert Higginbotham of NWTF

Steve Easom and Cody Easom of The Products

Darin Ivie of The Fallen Outdoors

James Johnson, Jesse Garcia, Stan Ralstin and Tina Lindsay of the Department of Commerce

Peter Chen, director general, and Marcy Yu of Taipai (Taiwan) Economic Cultural Office

(To see more photos of the turkey hunt, click on the word "Photos" in the blue bar running across the top of the homepage.)

Selena Estrada

Wednesday night Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell welcomes guests, guides and landowners to the turkey hunt. Dinners were held Wednesday and Thursday nights at Baker's Barn north of Alva.


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