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  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    It’s starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol,...

  • Outdoors notebook: Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo opens Friday at state fairgrounds

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    The 28th annual Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo opens Friday in the Cox Pavilion on the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

  • Top Oklahoma anglers share their tips for big bass season

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Historically, the biggest bass caught in Oklahoma are hooked in late February and March, and this is especially true of the state’s southern lakes, which turn on earlier than those north of Interstate 40.

  • Mountain Lake has most entries on Oklahoma's top 20 list of largemouth bass

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Mountain Lake near Ardmore, which became the hottest bass fishing lake in Oklahoma in the ’90s, still has more largemouth bass on the state’s top 20 list than any other. Mountain Lake has four entries, although the most recent was in 2001.

  • Outdoors notebook: Park Hill's Jason Christie, Talala's Edwin Evers represent Oklahoma in Bassmasters Classic

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    The Bassmaster Classic begins Friday on Lake Hartwell, S.C., and Oklahoma will be represented this year by only two anglers, Jason Christie of Park Hill and Edwin Evers of Talala.

  • Air gun matches gaining popularity at Oklahoma City Gun Club

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Air gun matches — both pistol and rifle — are the newest shooting competition at the Oklahoma City Gun Club, although the matches are mostly about fun and less about the competition.

  • Norman resident Lou Barbaro makes his own bamboo fly rods

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Norman resident Lou Barbaro makes bamboo fly rods as a hobby. Southern Rodmakers named Barbaro and his wife, Wanda, who is in the Oklahoma Trapshooting Hall of Fame, its rodmakers of the year last October.

  • Terrifying video: 2 skydivers clipped by plane

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    A pair of skydivers somehow managed to survive being clipped by the airplane they jumped out of, all thanks to the instructor’s quick thinking. And it was all caught on video by Forest Pullman, the instructor. Unfortunately he doesn’t allow the video to be embedded, so you’ll have to hit this...

  • Outdoors Chat Recap with Ed Godfrey

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Outdoors editor Ed Godfrey answered your questions on the live chat Friday from H&H Shooting Sports. Here's the recap.

  • Outdoors notebook: Norman fly rod maker Lou Barbaro to showcase work

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Lou Barbaro of Norman will give a presentation on bamboo rod making at Tuesday’s meeting of the 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Barbaro, has been making bamboo rods for a decade with his wife, Wanda.

  • Quail hunting in Roger Mills County

    By Hal McKnight, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    It had been several years since I had even seen a covey of quail. Like many other bird hunters, I quit quail hunting long ago because I couldn’t find any birds. But I had heard about the quail’s resurgence this year so before quail season ends on Feb. 15, I was able to book a two-day hunt in...

  • College softball roundup: Sooners slug St. Mary's; Cowgirls fall in season opener

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Oklahoma first baseman Lauren Chamberlain hit two home runs as the Sooners defeated St. Mary’s 17-0 in five innings Friday in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic in Honolulu.

  • Outdoors notebook: Swamp People star Troy Landrey to appear at Oklahoma Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The show opens Sunday at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Troy Landry of A&E’s “Swamp People” television show will be signing autographs and meeting fans from noon to 3 p.m.

  • Rose State College's Bass Fishing Techniques class going back to the basics

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    In recent years, the bass fishing course at Rose State has covered “cutting edge” techniques. However, many anglers have been asking for instruction on tasks such as tying knots and how to spool fishing line on a reel, said Gary White, founder of Bass Fishing Techniques.

  • How Chandler Henderson shot an Oklahoma state record mule deer

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Chandler Henderson, 22, killed a big mule deer with his bow on Nov. 4 that, once certified by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, will be the new state record typical mule deer.

  • Taking a shot: Oklahoma women are ahead of gun-buying trend

    By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The owner of Oklahoma City’s H&H Shooting Sports Complex says Oklahoma was ahead in the current nationwide trend of more women buying more guns, hunting and participating in the shooting sports.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...