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  • Why Florida resident Andy Hall is glad he decided on buying hunting land in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Three years ago, Hall bought 160 acres of land in Garfield County to be his playground for bowhunting whitetails. At the time, Hall thought he was settling for second best. But during Oklahoma’s deer gun season, Hall put an arrow in the biggest buck he has ever seen.

  • Outdoors notebook: Oklahoma deer harvest up from last year

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Preliminary data from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s online E-Check system show that hunters reported harvesting more than 98,500 deer in Oklahoma through Jan. 15, the last day of deer archery season. But it appears hunter success was much better in certain regions of the...

  • Final SHOT Show Notebook: Chris Kyle patch a hit item

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Kyle patch a hit item at SHOT Show Among the most visited booths at the 2015 SHOT Show was the AmericanSnipers.org booth where, for a $10 donation, guests could receive a Chris Kyle velcro patch. Kyle’s life is the subject of the current hit movie, American Sniper, and the velcro patches were a...

  • An Outdoors Matchmaker

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Greg Ray of Broken Arrow is essentially a matchmaker. Except he is a matchmaker for sportsmen and outfitters. Through NRAOutdoors.com, Ray and his team vet outfitters across the world for NRA members, making sure the outfitters are what they advertise themselves to be. “We’ve hunted with all of...

  • Norman resident's big game hunting shows still going strong

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For Steve Scott of Norman, who produces two popular big game hunting shows, attending the SHOT Show each January is like having a second Christmas. “There are several things I have identified here I really want to get my hands on because I know they are going to help me in […]

  • Notes from the SHOT Show: Benelli introduces first over and under shotgun

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Finally, Benelli introduces an over and under Benelli, the famous Italian gunmaker which has been making shotguns for 40 years, is finally introducing its first over and under shotgun. Benelli has always been a big seller of semi-automatics but its 828U over and under shotgun was very popular...

  • SHOT Show: TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Wade Middleton hasn’t lived in Oklahoma since 1986, but the Ardmore native who is the television host and producer of outdoor shows such as Americana Outdoors and Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries still bleeds crimson and cream. “I still have deep ties there,” Middleton said. “I love to fish Lake Murray...

  • Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Oklahoma charity receives money from Bushnell Two Oklahomans at the SHOT Show Wednesday received a check for $365,000 from Bushnell. Edward Pulido of Oklahoma City and Ben Leslie of Tulsa were representing Folds of Honor, based in Tulsa, an organization which provides academic scholarships to the...

  • Guthrie shooter hits his target

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie is becoming a rock star in the shooting world. “If you post enough on Facebook, people start to take notice I guess,” Tischauser joked. On Wednesday at the SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) in Las Vegas, Tischauser was signing autographs...

  • OKC holster maker for women now popular figure at SHOT Show

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Getting on the floor as an exhibitor in the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev., has turned into profits for Lisa Looper, owner of Flashbang Holsters in Oklahoma City. Looper is only one of two Oklahoma companies that are introducing new products this year at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors...

  • SHOT Show in Las Vegas continues to grow in size, attendance

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) opens Tuesday in Las Vegas, the-fifth largest trade show that the city hosts and the 16th largest in the country.

  • Outdoors notebook: OKC Winter Boat Show opens Friday

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The 60th annual OKC Winter Boat Show opens Friday and runs through Jan. 24 at the state fairgrounds.

  • Blanchard's Zack Birge set to begin first season on Walmart FLW Tour — but not before some duck hunting

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    When Birge is not bass fishing, you can bet he is duck hunting. His parents moved from Arkansas to Blanchard when he was 13, and Birge said his duck hunting improved. He prefers waterfowling in Oklahoma over his native state of Arkansas, which is considered a duck hunting mecca.

  • Legendary lure designer and manufacturer Cotton Cordell dies

    From Bassmaster.com and staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Cotton Cordell, the legendary lure designer and manufacturer responsible for such classic baits as the Red Fin, the Gay Blade, the Hot Spot and the Big O, died Tuesday in his hometown of Hot Springs, Ark. He was 86.

  • Outdoors notebook: Fewer trout swimming in Oklahoma fishing waters

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Due to a problem at the Nebraska hatchery that supplies fish for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s trout fishing areas, state wildlife officials have been able to only stock half of the trout they normally do in the past couple of weeks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation expands Cy Curtis awards program

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

    The minimum scores that qualify for the Cy Curtis record book will generally fall between the scores required by Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett, allowing more hunters to be recognized for Oklahoma animals that might not qualify for the national record books.

  • 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.