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  • Outdoors notebook: Trout club to meet Tuesday in MWC

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Fishery biologists from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will update anglers on stream fishing in the state at Tuesday’s meeting of the 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Rose State College in Midwest City in the Tom Steed Learning Center. State...

  • Accident puts focus on water safety when hunting

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Always wear a life jacket and don’t overload the boat. That’s the two biggest water safety issues stressed about waterfowl hunting during hunter education classes, said Lance Meek, hunter education coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The bodies of two Oklahoma...

  • Doctors' families receive community support after deaths during hunting trip

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Drs. Rodney Miles and Tim Soult were the two men who died after an all-terrain vehicle accident on Sunday in Hughes County. Their bodies were found Monday.

  • Baby Brush Hog lures a hit with bass, anglers

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    I caught a mess of bass last week on a Texas-rigged watermelon seed Zoom Baby Brush Hog. Well, I caught 20, which is a mess as far as I am concerned. I was fishing with Gary White of Edmond, a guy who has been catching bass for 50 years and who fishes almost exclusively with the Zoom soft...

  • Quail season should be productive in Oklahoma

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Quail season opens statewide Saturday, with predictions that the bird hunting in Oklahoma will be the best it’s been in at least a decade. After the quail population in Oklahoma reached a record low due to the drought, the numbers finally started going up last year for the first time in...

  • Outdoors notebook: Winter trout areas to open Saturday

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s winter trout fishing areas open Saturday, including its newest trout fishing destination, the Perry CCC Lake. The Perry CCC Lake replaces Lake Pawhuska as a winter trout fishing area. The City of Perry charges a $3 daily fee at the gate to...

  • Jimmy Houston remains an outdoors legend

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Even former OU coach Barry Switzer is a fan of the Oklahoma fishing icon.

  • Black bear season successful for Danny Robbins, others

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Oklahoma bow hunters have taken 45 black bears this year, the second-highest total since the state opened a black bear hunting season six years ago in southeastern Oklahoma. The highest number was two years ago, when 71 bears were killed by hunters as a two-year drought had more bears hitting...

  • Michigan boy, 11, bags rare albino deer

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    With bow season in full swing and muzzleloader season starting Saturday, hunters across Oklahoma are taking to their tree stands and ground blinds in hoping of landing their trophy buck. An 11-year-old Michigan boy has already bagged his trophy. Gavin Dingman of Oceola Township took...

  • How to learn the approximate age of your deer this season

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Deer hunters can learn the approximate age of the deer they harvest this season by submitting photographs of the animal’s jaw bones to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The photos and information are to be submitted through the deer page on the Wildlife Department’s website,...

  • Outdoors notebook: Duck season nears

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Duck season already is open in the Panhandle, and Saturday is the season opener in Zone 1, which encompasses the rest of northwest Oklahoma and much of north-central Oklahoma. The season will open Nov. 1 in Zone 2, which covers the rest of the state. Sunday, Oct. 19, is the final day of youth...

  • A cougar hunt gone wrong

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Oklahoma City attorney Jason Roselius never expected his cougar hunt to make the front page of a New Mexico newspaper. But that’s what happened.

  • Tiger muskies are coming to Lake Carl Etling

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    The tiger muskies — a cross between a northern pike and a muskie — will be added to the Panhandle lake as an experiment.

  • State parks offer campouts for first-timers

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    October is a perfect month for camping in Oklahoma, and two state parks are going to make easy for a few first-time campers. Oklahoma State Parks is embarking on a new program this month to introduce camping to families. The program is designed for families who have never camped or have not...

  • Outdoors notebook: Young hunters get three days to gun hunt for deer

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Oklahoma’s youth deer gun season opens statewide Friday and runs through Sunday. The special three-day season is open to hunters younger than 18. They must be accompanied by an adult while hunting, who may not gun hunt but can archery hunt. A youth deer gun license is required. YOUTH...

  • Tree stand safety remains vital

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    An accident in the woods cost Jon Cunningham of Stillwater his career and use of his left hand.

  • Moore man takes first elk on private land

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    No one was happier than Jason Reed of Moore when state wildlife officials announced a new statewide elk hunting season this year. For years, Reed kept seeing elk or their offspring that had wandered off a private elk farm nearby while deer hunting on his family’s land in Coal County. “We’ve...