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  • A club of their own

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    A Girl & A Gun is a shooting club for women only. It meets every other Tuesday night at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

  • Outdoors notebook: DU Sporting Clay Shoot Saturday at Silverleaf

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Ducks Unlimited is sponsoring a sporting clays shoot Saturday at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports in Guthrie. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with shooting starting at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $85 for individuals or $400 for a team of five. Prizes will be awarded to top shooters in each class. Lunch is...

  • West Nile virus activity remains low in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma’s first case of West Nile was confirmed in early July in a Major County resident older than 50 who was hospitalized because of symptoms of the virus. Since then, the state Health Department has not confirmed any other West Nile virus activity in humans.

  • Outdoors Notebook: Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Aug. 22

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    The Eastern Oklahoma County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding a fundraising banquet Aug. 22 at the Midwest City Community Center, 200 N. Midwest Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Single tickets are $35. Couples tickets are $50. There will be raffles and auctions for guns and hunting gear....

  • Dog days of August also means schooling time for black bass

    By Kevin Jarnagin, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Summer’s dog days are in full force in Oklahoma when August rolls around, leaving anglers and bass scurrying to find the nearest shade. As a bass angler, I even have a hard time finding motivation to get out on the water when it’s 100-plus degrees outside. But hooking up on a bunch of...

  • Outdoors notebook: Deadline for youth hunter applications in Aug. 15

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    The deadline is Aug. 15 for youth hunters to apply for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s bonus antlerless deer gun hunts. The hunts are held on private land in Osage, Ellis, Love and Carter counties in October and November. The Wildlife Department will select 53 youth...

  • Perry's CCC Lake will open for winter trout fishing

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    The Perry Lake replaces Lake Pawhuska as one of the Wildlife Department’s six wintertime trout fishing areas.

  • Outdoors notebook: Waterfowl Stamp contest now open

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The pintail duck has been selected as the subject for this year’s Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp design competition. Artists have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 to submit artwork for the contest that has been conducted since 1980 by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The winning artwork...

  • Jimmy Houston to appear in Oklahoma City on Tuesday

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Oklahoma’s most famous fisherman has no plans to slow down even after turning 70 on Monday

  • Shooters compete in International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association world championships at the Oklahoma City Gun Club.

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Shooters from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Paraguay finished a week-long competition Saturday in the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association world championships held at the Oklahoma City Gun Club. Shooters had to knock down heavy metallic silhouette targets of...

  • Navarre Beach Fishing Pier a hidden gem

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The longest fishing pier extending into the Gulf of Mexico is a popular spot for fishing, as well as watching dolphins and other creatures of the sea.

  • Lower Illinois River a prime fishing spot

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

    You can try your luck catching both trout and striped bass near Gore.

  • Oklahoma City Gun Club to host the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) World Championship

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

    The Oklahoma City Gun Club will host the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) World Championship Saturday through July 25 at the club’s range north of Arcadia. This is the second time in three years that the Oklahoma City Gun Club has been the site for the world...

  • Officials confirm Oklahoma's first West Nile virus case of the year

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The state Health Department announced Thursday a case of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus was confirmed in Major County in northwest Oklahoma.

  • Quail Forever chapters sprouting up around state

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

    Oraganization’s president, Laura McIver, has helped start four new chapters: in the Panhandle, northeast Oklahoma, Tulsa and western Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma State to hold Wildlife Food Plot Day in Slaughterville

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

    Bagging a mature buck on your land starts long before the hunt begins. It begins with managing the deer herd on your land. One management tool a landowner can use is to plant food plots. On Saturday, Oklahoma State University will hold its second annual Wildlife Food Plot Day in...

  • Outdoors notebook: Archery, bowhunting classes offered at Summer Expo

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

    H&H Shooting Sports will offer archery, kids archery, bowhunting and concealed carry options classes as part of the store’s annual Summer Expo on July 17-19. Called Expo University, space is limited for the classes, and registration is required. For more information, visit...

  • It's best to leave newborn wildlife alone

    From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Spring and early summer in Oklahoma means newborn wildlife. Biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation say young critters are best left alone when discovered by outdoor enthusiasts. “When you see newborn wildlife that appears to be alone, such as a fawn, a young squirrel...

  • Lake Hefner often overlooked for fishing

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    “For a city fishery, it’s probably one of the best in the country,” said David Hughes, owner of Lucky Lure Tackle in Oklahoma City

  • Outdoors notebook: Volunteers needed for annual Camp Cavett fishing trips

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Camp Cavett is looking for volunteers with boats to take more than 150 kids from OU Children’s Hospital on two morning fishing trips next month. Camp Cavett is an annual summer camp on Lake Texoma for seriously ill children. The camp depends on volunteers so it will have enough boats to take...