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Outdoors notebook: Free hunting days next weekend in Oklahoma

by Ed Godfrey Published: August 31, 2014

Oklahoma’s annual free hunting days will be Sept. 6 and 7. No hunting licenses or Harvest Information Program permits will be required to hunt in the state on those dates.

Dove and squirrel will be in season. Dove season opens Monday statewide. The daily bag limit is 15, and, except on the free hunting days, a state hunting license (or proof of exemption) and a HIP permit are required. Both are available online at

Dove season runs through Oct. 31, with another nine-day dove season Dec. 20-28 statewide.


The conservation organization Quail Forever has established another new chapter in the state, this one in southwest Oklahoma.

The Wichita Mountains Quail Forever chapter, based in Lawton, will cover Comanche, Cotton, Stephens, Grady, Tillman and Caddo counties.

For more information on the Wichita Mountains chapter, contact chapter president Lou Bressman of Lawton at (580) 357-6274.

Oklahoma is now home to six Quail Forever chapters in the state. For more information about Quail Forever or starting a chapter in Oklahoma, call Laura McIver at (907) 750-2600 or email her at


Fly fishing authors Terry and Roxanne Wilson will be speaking Sept. 9 at the meeting of the 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The couple has written several books and numerous magazine articles about fly fishing for warm water species such as bass, crappie and bluegill.

They will be talking about how to catch more and bigger bluegill with flies at the trout club meeting, which is open to the public.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Tom Steed Learning Center at Rose State College in Midwest City.

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by 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...
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