Ed Godfrey
Sports 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


  • Outdoors chat with Ed Godfrey from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Outdoors editor Ed Godfrey will answer your questions live at 11:30 a.m. from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    CENTRAL  Hefner: January 5. Elevation below normal, water 36-39. Crappie fair on jigs in assorted colors with chartreuse at 20-30 ft. along riprap. White bass, striped bass hybrids and walleye slow on grubs at 15-25 ft. along riprap. Channel catfish slow on cut bait at 25-40 ft. along riprap. Report Submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.  NORTHEAST […]

  • Saturday's Outdoor Events in Oklahoma

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    See the stars at Hackberry The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Friends of Hackberry Flat are hosting a star party at the Hackberry Flat Center located south of Frederick. Mike Caywood, manager of Alabaster Caverns State Park and amateur astronomer, will be the host for the star party from 6:30 p.m. to 9 […]

  • Book review: 'Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150'

    Published: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Another gorgeous collection of Ansel Adams’ photographs, this time all centering on Yosemite Valley.

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation needs bird watchers for bird feeder survey

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    To take part in the survey, go to wildlifedepartment.com and download the data sheet. Choose two consecutive days during the four-day survey and count all the birds visiting your feeder.

  • Lindsay woman shoots largest non-typical whitetailed deer ever killed by a woman in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    Erica Gantz Keen’s non-typical buck that she killed in McClain County during the deer gun season has a green score of 230 7/8. When it is officially scored after the 60-day drying period it likely will become the biggest non-typical ever taken by a woman in Oklahoma.

  • Cheyenne-area resident Sage Kimzey is on top of bull-riding world

    By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    Sage Kimzey, 20, of Cheyenne, became the world champion at the National Finals Rodeo in just his rookie season at age 20.

  • Outdoors notebook: Eagle watches now underway throughout Oklahoma

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Prime locations in the Oklahoma City area for eagle viewing include Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman and Arcadia Lake in Edmond.

  • Karl White of Luther plans to open History of Fishing Museum in Branson, Mo.

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Longtime fishing tackle collector Karl White, 75, said he sold property in Oklahoma to finance the purchase and renovations of the 10,000-square-foot building located at 225 N Wildwood in Branson, site of a former restaurant. It’s been rezoned from commercial to special use already, he said.

  • Center for Biological Diversity wants Texas horned lizard declared an endangered species in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    The Center for Biological Diversity along with concerned scientists and citizens in Oklahoma have petitioned the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to declare the Texas horned lizard an endangered species in the state.

  • Outdoors notebook: ODWC wants to stop removal of live hogs from state's wildlife management areas

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Trapping and removing live feral hogs from the state’s wildlife management areas would be prohibited under a new regulation proposed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

  • Dallas' Barbara Pope catches record-sized Lake Texoma striper

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Barbara Pope of Dallas caught the 27.29-pound, 38 3/4” striper on Dec. 5. The fish has been certified by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation as a Lake Texoma striped bass record.

  • Dates for Christmas Bird Counts around Oklahoma

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Oklahoma City Dec. 20: To participate contact John Shackford at johnsshack@aol.com. Norman Dec. 28: Contact Mark Howery at mkhowery@juno.com Washita National Wildlife Refuge Dec. 20: For information call (580) 664-2205 or email washita@fws.gov. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Dec. 29: Contact Mike Husak at michaelh@cameron.edu Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge Dec. 20: For information call (580) 626-4794 Sooner Lake Dec. 15: Contact John Couch at jrcouch60@yahoo.com Stephens County Jan. 3: Contact Kurt Meisenzahl of Lawton at meisenzk@sbcglobal.net Arnett Jan. 5: Contact Eddie Stegal at (316) 264-2237.

  • Outdoors notebook: ODWC wants to stop the removal of live hogs from the Oklahoma's wildlife management areas

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Taking live feral hogs from the state’s wildlife management areas would be prohibited under a new regulation proposed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

  • Christmas Bird Count: John Shackford of Edmond in his fifth decade of participating in Oklahoma City event

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    On Saturday, Dec. 20, he and dozens of other members of the Oklahoma City Audubon Society — armed with binoculars, spotting scopes, field guides and checklists — will hike, drive and even kayak across a 15-mile wide diameter circle in Oklahoma City to identify and count birds. Others will spend the day watching bird feeders.

  • Dallas angler sets Texoma striper record

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    A north Texas woman reeled in a new record-sized Lake Texoma striped bass on Dec. 5, hauling the massive fish out of Lake Texoma near the northern shore. The 27.29-pound 38 3/4” striper has been certified as a Oklahoma-Lake Texoma striped bass record, and, weighs in at 6 pounds more than the previous lake record […]

  • State Waterfowl Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Waterfowl Report for December 10, 2014     Duck season is currently open for Panhandle counties.  Zone 1 and Zone 2 opens December 13.  For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to wildlifedepartment.com.   NORTHWEST Canton-Zone 1: Date  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Lake Elevation  1601.9 (13.5 ft. below normal) Habitat Conditions Status  […]

  • This week's fishing report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Compiled by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation CENTRAL  Arcadia: December 10. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water clear. White bass fair on lipless baits and chrome gay blades. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait along Arrowhead Point and riprap. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around riprap. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton. […]

  • Outdoors notebook: Boone and Crockett publishes first cookbook just in time for Christmas

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    Since 1887, Theodore Roosevelt's beloved Boone and Crockett Club has been best known for its volumes on big-game trophy records, hunting, history and conservation philosophy. Now, after 127 years and nearly as many published books, the Boone and Crockett Club has released its first cookbook.

  • Oklahoma state game wardens' Facebook page becomes tool for catching criminals

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    Oklahoma’s state game wardens launched their own Facebook page in late October, and it quickly evolved into an investigatory tool, even though that wasn’t the original intention.




Ed Godfrey Mon, Jan. 26 2015 01:51:52 PM CST SHOT Show: TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jan. 26 2015 01:51:12 PM CST Why Florida resident Andy Hall is glad he decided on buying hunting land in Oklahoma LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jan. 26 2015 01:50:28 PM CST Taking a shot: Oklahoma women are ahead of gun-buying trend LINK
Ed Godfrey Mon, Jan. 26 2015 01:49:19 PM CST Bio Matters: U.S. publications in India put scientist on road to Oklahoma LINK
Ed Godfrey Sun, Jan. 25 2015 04:34:08 PM CST Travelblog: My birthday in Vegas LINK
Ed Godfrey Sat, Jan. 24 2015 11:13:53 AM CST RT @STLWizard: We have lost another great in the baseball family with the passing of #ErnieBanks. May God welcome him with open arms http:/…
Ed Godfrey Sat, Jan. 24 2015 11:02:04 AM CST Travelblog: My birthday in Vegas LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Jan. 23 2015 10:35:04 PM CST Travelblog: My birthday in Vegas LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Jan. 23 2015 08:53:17 PM CST An Outdoors Matchmaker LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Jan. 23 2015 08:52:20 PM CST Final SHOT Show Notebook LINK
Ed Godfrey Fri, Jan. 23 2015 03:05:54 PM CST Norman resident's big game hunting shows still going strong LINK
Ed Godfrey Thu, Jan. 22 2015 05:23:52 PM CST Notes from the SHOT Show LINK
Ed Godfrey Thu, Jan. 22 2015 05:22:43 PM CST TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 06:46:41 PM CST OKC holster maker for women now popular figure at SHOT Show LINK #shotshow
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 06:45:11 PM CST Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook LINK #shotshow
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 06:44:07 PM CST Guthrie shooter hits his target LINK #shotshow
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 06:39:49 PM CST Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 05:44:37 PM CST RT @nssfshotshow: Photos from the #SHOTShow: LINK LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 04:41:43 PM CST Guthrie shooter hits his target LINK
Ed Godfrey Wed, Jan. 21 2015 04:36:08 PM CST SHOT Show notebook LINK

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