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  • Outdoors notebook: Hunter sight-in days set Sept. 19-20 at OKC Gun Club

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Gun Club will hold its annual sight in days for hunters on Sept. 19 and 20. The club's Benchrest range will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. so hunters can sight in their rifles for the upcoming hunting seasons. The price will be $5 per gun. Eye and ear...

  • Dove season opens Tuesday and the shooting will be hot and heavy

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    On Tuesday morning, somebody will call their local police department, sheriff's office or game warden and want to know what all the commotion is about. Robert Fleenor, head of law enforcement for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, said it happens somewhere in Oklahoma every year...

  • District A-8 Preview: Talihina loses talent but still the top pick

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said the school probably graduated its best senior class in history last spring. That senior class helped the Golden Tigers compile a 36-4 record over the past three seasons. But opposing coaches in the district do not believe Talihina's cupboard has gone bare....

  • District A-1 preview: Thomas remains the class of district

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The Terriers were 15-0 last season, winning the 10th state title in school history and first since 2002. Thomas is expected to be one of the top teams in Class A again this season.

  • It's almost time for the elk to begin bugling in the Wichita Mountains

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Earlier this year, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge was voted as the best national wildlife refuge in the country in a poll conducted by USA Today. Twenty national wildlife refuges were selected for consideration by a panel of wildlife experts, and readers voted for their favorite. Such...

  • Outdoors notebook: OSU group studies the economics of fishing

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report on outdoor recreation in 2014, Oklahomans spend more total days fishing than wildlife watching and hunting combined. Anglers spend more than $800 million annually on fishing-related purchases, generating $77 million in state and local tax...

  • Wildlife Department will use federal grant money to lease private land for public use

    By Ed Godfrey   | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will receive $2.26 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the state agency plans to use to lease private land for public hunting. Oklahoma is one of 15 states that will receive grant money from the USDA, a total of $20 million, to...

  • District 2A-6 preview: Hartshorne, Vian should battle for title again

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Miners are loaded with speed Scott Pratt is inheriting a good team at Hartshorne. After 15 years at Broken Bow (the last three as head coach), Pratt takes over at Hartshorne where the Miners are defending district champions and return six starters on both sides of the ball. Pratt has been...

  • District 3A-8 high school football preview: Idabel looks to keep the momentum rolling

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    After winning just three games the previous two seasons, Idabel finished 9-3 last year and has one of the state’s top recruits in quarterback/athlete K.J. Wells back.


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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