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  • Final SHOT Show Notebook: Chris Kyle patch a hit item

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Kyle patch a hit item at SHOT Show Among the most visited booths at the 2015 SHOT Show was the AmericanSnipers.org booth where, for a $10 donation, guests could receive a Chris Kyle velcro patch. Kyle’s life is the subject of the current hit movie, American Sniper, and the velcro patches were a...

  • An Outdoors Matchmaker

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Greg Ray of Broken Arrow is essentially a matchmaker. Except he is a matchmaker for sportsmen and outfitters. Through NRAOutdoors.com, Ray and his team vet outfitters across the world for NRA members, making sure the outfitters are what they advertise themselves to be. “We’ve hunted with all of...

  • Norman resident's big game hunting shows still going strong

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For Steve Scott of Norman, who produces two popular big game hunting shows, attending the SHOT Show each January is like having a second Christmas. “There are several things I have identified here I really want to get my hands on because I know they are going to help me in […]

  • Notes from the SHOT Show: Benelli introduces first over and under shotgun

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Finally, Benelli introduces an over and under Benelli, the famous Italian gunmaker which has been making shotguns for 40 years, is finally introducing its first over and under shotgun. Benelli has always been a big seller of semi-automatics but its 828U over and under shotgun was very popular...

  • SHOT Show: TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Wade Middleton hasn’t lived in Oklahoma since 1986, but the Ardmore native who is the television host and producer of outdoor shows such as Americana Outdoors and Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries still bleeds crimson and cream. “I still have deep ties there,” Middleton said. “I love to fish Lake Murray...

  • Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Oklahoma charity receives money from Bushnell Two Oklahomans at the SHOT Show Wednesday received a check for $365,000 from Bushnell. Edward Pulido of Oklahoma City and Ben Leslie of Tulsa were representing Folds of Honor, based in Tulsa, an organization which provides academic scholarships to the...

  • Guthrie shooter hits his target

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie is becoming a rock star in the shooting world. “If you post enough on Facebook, people start to take notice I guess,” Tischauser joked. On Wednesday at the SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) in Las Vegas, Tischauser was signing autographs...

  • OKC holster maker for women now popular figure at SHOT Show

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Getting on the floor as an exhibitor in the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev., has turned into profits for Lisa Looper, owner of Flashbang Holsters in Oklahoma City. Looper is only one of two Oklahoma companies that are introducing new products this year at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors...

  • SHOT Show in Las Vegas continues to grow in size, attendance

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) opens Tuesday in Las Vegas, the-fifth largest trade show that the city hosts and the 16th largest in the country.


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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