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Outdoors notebook: Hunters can view 2014-15 controlled hunts

by Ed Godfrey Published: March 23, 2014

For more information, call tournament director Jeff Hillhouse at (918) 640-6423 or visit

Texoma crappie breaks records

A Texas man caught a black crappie at Lake Texoma that likely will be the new state record in Texas.

Johnny Summers Jr. of Pottsboro, Texas caught the 2.93-pound, 16.88-inch fish on March 13 in the Highport Marina Cove in Pottsboro using a blue-and-silver Rat-L-Trap.

The current weight record for Lake Texoma black crappie is 2.75 pounds, caught in 2008.

The fish was weighed and measured by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries staff before being released back into the lake.

The fish also qualifies for the Lake Texoma catch-and-release record and the state catch-and-release record, Texas officials said.

All three records are pending official recognition by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Even though Lake Texoma is mostly an Oklahoma lake, the crappie will not count as an Oklahoma lake record since it was caught in Texas waters. The Oklahoma lake record crappie is 2.8 pounds.

Guthrie shootist wins 3-Gun event

Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie won the first 3-Gun Nation 2014 Pro Series event last weekend at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa and the top prize of $5,000.

In 3-Gun events, shooters are tested for speed and accuracy over a course using rifles, pistols and shotguns.

The 3-Gun Nation Pro Series is televised on the Sportsman Channel, Pursuit Channel and Blaze TV. Episodes for the 2014 season will air beginning in July. For more information, visit

Golf tournament sponsored by Quail Forever

The Central Oklahoma chapter of Quail Forever will host its fourth annual bobwhite golf scramble April 28 at the River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond.

Money raised from the tournament will fund youth outdoor and education activities. Players can compete individually or on a team of four.

Deadline for early bird and discounted registration is April 7. For more information, visit

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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