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  • Outdoors notebook: Sportsman's & Outdoor Expo scheduled in Enid

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    The Sportsman’s & Outdoor Expo, presented by Chisholm Trail Promotions and KNID 107.1, will be Saturday and Sunday in Enid. The Expo will be held in the Chisholm Trail Expo Center on the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Show hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, and 10 a.m. until...

  • Wildlife biologists are getting fields ready for dove, but the millet seeding program for ducks is a bust this year

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    August is a busy month for Wildlife Department biologists on the agency’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) around the state, especially in central and western Oklahoma. Dove season opens Sept. 1 and biologists last week were preparing fields to attract doves by mowing wheat field and burning...

  • Outdoors notebook: Dates for upcoming waterfowl seasons are set

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Oklahoma's duck and goose hunters will see few changes this year in season dates and regulations, as the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission on Monday approved the dates for the 2015-16 waterfowl seasons. The duck, merganser and coot season will kick off in the Panhandle counties Oct. 17...

  • State Wildlife Department gets temporary new home

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is temporarily moving its headquarters on 1801 N. Lincoln to an Oklahoma County-owned building at NE 36th and Martin Luther King. The agency has already started moving and expects the move to be completed by Sept. 1. The Wildlife Department will...

  • Remington Park's top jockey to retire

    By Ed Godfrey Staff Writer egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    With 4,409 career wins, including 2,078 of them just at Remington Park, and more than $65.5 million in career earnings, Cliff Berry is about ready to dismount for good.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    CENTRAL  Arcadia: August 3. Elevation normal, water 87 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on Carolina rigs and Alabama rigs at 6-14 ft. around submerged humps and road beds. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 11-14 ft. around marked brush piles and rocky points near the overlook....

  • Former OKC RedHawk sets minor league HR record

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Mike Hessman of the Toledo Mud Hens hit his 433rd career home run in the minor leagues Monday night, making the former Oklahoma City RedHawk the Barry Bonds of the minor leagues, presumably minus the steroids. Hessman hit 35 of those home runs in 2012 while playing with the RedHawks. I did a...

  • Evers wins back-to-back tournaments on Bassmaster Tour

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Confidence means a lot to a tournament bass fisherman, and Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers said his was sagging a bit after a couple of tough events earlier this year. A win last month at BASSfest made Evers feel much better — and with a renewed sense of confidence, he went...

  • Outdoor Notebook: Deadline looms to apply for bonus antlerless deer hunts this season

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    The deadline is Aug. 14 for young hunters to apply to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for a bonus antlerless deer hunt during the upcoming hunting season. The bonus hunts are open to 49 hunters who will be ages 12 to 17 at the time of the hunts and have already completed...



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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 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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