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  • Outdoors notebook: Hunters can help hungry Oklahoma families

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    Deer hunters who legally take a deer this season can donate the meat to the Hunters Against Hunger program. Each year, thousands of needy Oklahoma families receive meat through the program. Hunters who wish to donate the meat must first check in the deer online at www.wildlifedepartment.com....

  • Patience pays off for Shawnee hunter

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    A hunter's best weapon is often patience. Dwayne Carter of Shawnee had the drawstring pulled back on a nice 8-point buck last Sunday morning in Pottawatomie County, but he didn't let the arrow fly. He had gone hunting last weekend in hopes of shooting a 17-point, non-typical buck that he had...

  • The opening weekend of quail season doesn't disappoint bird hunters

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 22, 2015

    The opening weekend of quail season lived up to the pre-season hype for most hunters. The survey reports and anecdotal evidence suggesting a big boost in the quail population in western Oklahoma was validated last weekend as the quail season opened. “The numbers were outstanding,” said Scott...

  • Rut Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Saturday is the day many tens of thousands of Oklahoma hunters have been anticipating all year. Deer gun season will open a half-hour before official sunrise Nov. 21. Based on field reports from each region of the state, hunters should have plenty...


    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

     From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation CENTRAL Hefner: November 16. Elevation normal, water 55-60 and clear. Walleye fair on lipless baits, sassy shad and jerk baits along riprap and points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, grubs and chrome gay...

  • Snap Krackle Pop wins crown of Superhorse at AQHA show

    By Ed Godfrey Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Snap Krackle Pop, owned by Twylla Brown of Perry, Mo., was crowned the Superhorse on Sunday at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.

  • Outdoor notebook: Trout fishing to resume on Lower Illinois River

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    Trout fishing will resume by the weekend on the Lower Illinois River near Gore. State wildlife officials have not been able to add any hatchery-raised trout in the river since July 15 because the water temperature in the stream has been too warm. Jim Burroughs, northeast fisheries region...

  • Oklahoma deer hunters have enjoyed record success the past decade

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 15, 2015

    When hunters talk about the heyday of quail hunting in Oklahoma, they are talking about the past. When they talk about deer hunting, the heyday is the present. Oklahoma's most popular hunting season, the 16-day deer gun season, opens Saturday statewide. If recent history is any indication,...

  • Outdoor notebook: Veterans Day trout derby set on Blue River

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    The Johnston County Chamber of Commerce and the Blue River Association will hold its annual Veterans Day Trout Derby Nov. 14-15 on Blue River near Tishomingo. Entry fee is $25 for adults and $20 for ages 15 and younger. Cash prizes of $100 each will be awarded for heaviest stringers of fish in...


Ed Godfrey

Sports Producer/ Designer/ 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 than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade

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