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  • Donor program to pay for veterans' hunting and fishing licenses

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

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is hoping to raise enough money to provide free fishing and hunting licenses for military veterans. The agency's new “Stars & Stripes License Project” has been kick-started by donations totaling $14,000 from the Bank of Oklahoma ($10,000),...

  • Outdoor notebook: Three-day wildlife conservation passport available

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    As of Nov. 1, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will begin selling a three-day Wildlife Conservation Passport. The three day passport will cost $15 per person for both residents and non-residents. The passport will give buyers the use of any of the agency's wildlife management...

  • About the Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    The hatchery was established in 1928 at its present site on SH 7, a few miles northwest of Tishomingo on 235 acres of land next to Pennington Creek. The hatchery was built on Pennington Creek because of the high quality of water in the creek and close proximity to the railroad. A grist mill...

  • Book review: 'Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game' by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler mn

    BY ED GODFREY Outdoors Editor egodfrey@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    “Pitch by Pitch” is full of nuggets told in the context of an epic baseball game. You don’t have to be a Bob Gibson or a St. Louis Cardinals’ fan to enjoy it. You just have to like baseball.

  • Outdoor notebook: Keep a watchful eye for whooping cranes

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 25, 2015

    Whooping cranes, the tallest and one of the rarest birds in North America, will soon be migrating through Oklahoma to their South Texas wintering grounds. To better understand the migration paths and habitat of this endangered bird, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation works with...

  • Wildlife Department's winter trout areas to open Nov. 1

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 25, 2015

    Oklahoma's winter trout fishing holes are scheduled to open Nov. 1. Blue River, Robbers Cave, Lake Watonga, Perry CCC Lake, Medicine Creek and Lake Carl Etling are the six waters that are stocked with trout during the winter by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. October has...

  • Six to be inducted into newly formed Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Oct 24, 2015

    The induction ceremony will be at 6 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Hall of Fame Museum in Oklahoma City.

  • Outdoors: How far has quality deer management come in Oklahoma?

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    Ten years ago The Oklahoman featured then 24-year-old Duncan native Heath Herje and his effort to bring the practices of the Quality Deer Management Association to Oklahoma landowners and hunting lease-holders.

  • Outdoors notebook: Deadline is Friday to enter OWMA’s Big Buck Contest

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    The Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association's third annual Big Buck Contest is open to residents and non-residents who hunt deer in Oklahoma during the 2015-16 season.


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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