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  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    NORTHEAST  Ft. Gibson: February 7. Elevation above normal, water 42 and murky. Crappie fair on hair jigs and tube jigs at 18 ft. around docks and brush structure. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Rick Stafford of Wagoner.  Keystone: February 9. Elevation above...

  • Outdoors: Oklahoma hunters finally draw a great quail season

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Quail season ends Feb. 15, and after years of flushing few bobwhites afield, bird hunters in western Oklahoma have been enjoying the best hunting in more than a decade.

  • Outdoors: Archery in the Schools to hold state championships

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Students from eastern Oklahoma will get their chance Feb. 24-25 at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa as the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has expanded the state shoot to four events.

  • Are Oklahoma fish safe to eat?

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) last week cautioned citizens against eating too much fish from some state lakes because they pose a higher risk for mercury poisoning. The agency issued a fish consumption advisory for eight Oklahoma lakes, making a total of 40 lakes now...

  • Outdoors notebook: Wild hogs to be discussed at Wildlife Commission meeting

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold its monthly meeting Monday at Quartz Mountain Resort in Lone Wolf. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. The commission is scheduled to vote on hunting and fishing regulation changes for 2016 and to hear information about the proliferation of...

  • Crappie University opens Wednesday night at Rose State College

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Gary Dollahon has been promoting Gene Larew soft plastic lures and Bobby Garland crappie baits for nearly a decade. At a manufacturing plant in northeast Tulsa, millions of the Gene Larew soft plastic bass baits and the Bobby Garland crappie baits are created through the company's six...

  • How Dallas Keuchel makes a bunch of old Oklahoma prep baseball players feel better about themselves

    By Ed Godfrey Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com   | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Keuchel won the 2015 American League Cy Young Award. He will be receiving the Warren Spahn Award Thursday night at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum for being the best left-handed pitcher in baseball.

  • Outdoors notebook: Tackle show opens Thursday at State Fair Park

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    The four-day Oklahoma Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show opens Thursday in the Cox Pavilion at State Fair Park. Show hours Thursday are 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. On Friday, the show opens at 2 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. On Sunday, it opens 10 a.m....

  • Getting a duck with a band is rare trophy

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Mike Goar lives in Arkansas, but the real estate agent from Lakeview prefers duck hunting in eastern Oklahoma over the heavily pressured flooded timber lands around Stuttgart in his home state. "It's a zoo," he said of the public hunting areas around Stuttgart. Last weekend, Goar was hunting...



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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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