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Deer Festival in Antlers

by Ed Godfrey Modified: October 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm •  Published: October 3, 2013

Antlers promotes itself as the Deer Capital of the World and on Friday and Saturday the small Pushmataha County town will be holding its annual Deer Festival and Outdoor Show.
Held every year the first weekend of archery deer season, among the events are the annual deer camp chili cook-off, a chainsaw carving contest, wildlife photography contest, a Bassmaster casting kids contest along with exhibits and vendors.
For more information on the event, email antlersdeerfestival@yahoo.com or call the Deer Capital Tourism Association at (580) 298-9933.
Antlers has reason to call itself the Deer Capital of Oklahoma, if not the world. Oklahoma’s top two typical whitetail bucks were killed in Pushmataha County, both in 2008.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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