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Sports Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Gobblers have been tough to call during the first half of spring turkey season, but the hunting should improve in the final two weeks of the season.

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  • Trying to grow a bigger bass

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Bass fishing on Lake Eufaula gets a genetic boost, but crappie is still the king on the Gentle Giant

  • Talking Turkey

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Gobblers have been tough to call during the first half of spring turkey season, but the hunting should improve in the final two weeks of the season.

  • Outdoors notebook: The Land Run begins Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Gun Club will resemble the Old West this week as the club hosts its 21st annual “Land Run” cowboy action shooting event. The Land Run is one of the largest cowboy action shooting competitions in the country. The event begins Thursday at the club’s cowboy action range...

  • Canton Lake is low, but the walleye are still there

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Canton Lake is more than 12 feet below normal, but state wildlife officials still caught a good number of walleye during their annual netting along the dam last month

  • Outdoors Notebook: OKC Fish Hatchery to hold open house

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery will hold an open house Friday. Visitors can learn how fish populations are maintained in Oklahoma City’s lakes and ponds for anglers. The open house will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is free to the public. The hatchery, 10940 N. Meridian, raises more...

  • Q&A: Steve Levering manager of the archery department at H&H Shooting Sports

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Steve Levering is the manager of the archery department at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City. He recently answered questions from The Oklahoman and its readers in an online chat on NewsOK.com. Here is a partial transcript of that chat. Q: Interest in archery seems to be on...

  • Trout aren't the only fish that will chase a fly

    By Tom Adams, Special Correspondent | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Don’t put away the fly rod because the winter trout areas have closed. Try fly fishing for bass and bluegill

  • Oklahoma City's fish hatchery to hold open house

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery will welcome visitors to a free open house on April 18.

  • Outdoors notebook: It's gobbling time

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Spring turkey season opens Sunday except in the eight counties in southeastern Oklahoma, where turkey season opens April 21. Hunters may take up to three toms during the season, but some counties have a one or two tom limit. The hunting season runs through May 6. Free hunters education...

  • Vintage guns featured at OKC shooting contest

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Gun Club will be the site of The Oklahoma Games this week, a national shooting match sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program

  • Outdoors chat: Ed Godfrey talks with Steve Levering, archery department manager of H&H Shooting Sports Complex

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Outdoors editor Ed Godfrey was joined by Steve Levering, archery department manager for the H&H Shooting Sports Complex, on the outdoors chat Friday. Here's the full transcript:

  • Outdoor Notebook: Ducks Unlimited State Convention set for Saturday in Guthrie

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Ducks Unlimited will hold its state convention Friday and Saturday in Guthrie at the American Legion. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., vendors will be showcasing hunting merchandise at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. The banquet, honoring retired Ducks Unlimited...

  • Land of the Giants

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Arbuckle Lake produces another record setting stringer in a bass tournament

  • Turkey populations remain healthy in Oklahoma

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Spring turkey season opens April 6, and hunters should see more longbeards this season

  • Outdoors notebook: Hunters can view 2014-15 controlled hunts

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Hunters can apply for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s 2014-15 controlled hunts beginning April 1. For a total cost of $5, hunters can submit their names for a chance to win any of the hunts offered by the agency. Normally the most sought-after hunts are the deer and elk...

  • Grand Lake holding bass extravaganza

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Beginning April 1, there will be a largemouth bass swimming in Grand Lake that could be worth $250,000 to a lucky fisherman. The Grand Lake Association is sponsoring the Grand Lake Extravaganza from April 1 to May 18, when 500 largemouth bass will be tagged for cash and merchandise prizes...

  • Archery in the Schools state championships set for Wednesday

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Approximately 1,400 students from 84 schools in the state will be competing Wednesday in Oklahoma City in the state championships for Archery in the Schools. There are now 401 schools in Oklahoma that are teaching archery to elementary, middle and high school students through the national...

  • Outdoors notebook: Fly-tying workshop set in Norman

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    A fly-tying workshop for adults will be held April 5 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Deadline to register for the event is March 28. There will be workshops for beginners, intermediates and advanced fly-tyers. Cost of the workshop is $30 for museum members and $40 for...

  • Fishing is still good on Lake Texoma

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    Lake Texoma remains significantly low, but the fishing is still good. “There are some boat ramps unusable, because of the water level, but there are still numerous ones where people can get boats on and off the water,” said Matt Mauck, south-central fisheries supervisor for the Oklahoma...

  • Finding treasure in a tackle box

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    A collection of old lures may turn up a gem or two on the collectibles market.