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  • 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...

  • 'Taste of the Hills' added to Norman Conquest bike event

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The 19th annual Norman Conquest Bicycle Tour to benefit the J.D. McCarty Center offers a choice of five routes — from easy to hard — for participating riders.

  • Two juveniles injured in separate accidents at Oklahoma's Lake Murray

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Authorities report two injuries at Lake Murray in Oklahoma. A young boy and a teenage girl were injured in separate accidents.

  • Outdoors notebook: Oklahoma quail's population might rebound this year

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    State wildlife biologists are optimistic about this year’s quail hatch because of timely rainfall and milder temperatures this spring. “We’re seeing better conditions now than we’ve seen the past 21/2 years,” said Scott Cox, upland game biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife...

  • 15 years of hand fishing for flatheads

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    For the first time, a Missouri noodler won the Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley. Ramey Webb of Ludlow, Mo, weighed in a 69-pound, 9-ounce flathead that bested the field of 137 noodlers.

  • Oklahomans related how their fathers shared a passion for the outdoors

    Published: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    “It’s a lucky boy who has a dad who takes him fishin’!” — Jimmy Houston For generations, fathers have been sharing their passion and passing on their knowledge of the outdoors to their children. Here is a Father’s Day tribute from some of the most recognizable outdoorsmen in Oklahoma to their...

  • Outdoors notebook: Okie Noodling Tournament is Saturday in Pauls Valley

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    The first noodling tournament that began the craze, the 15th annual Okie Noodling Tournament, will be Saturday in Pauls Valley at Wacker Park. Tournament founder Bradley Beasley, who started the contest when he was filming his Okie Noodling documentary, sold the rights and trademark to the...

  • Top fish at kids fishing derby at Arcadia Lake in Edmond weighs nearly 7 pounds

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Fifty-eight children turned out for this year’s kids fishing derby at Spring Creek Park at Arcadia Lake in Edmond. Ty Shoffner caught the largest fish.

  • Outdoors notebook: Family Outdoor Expo rescheduled

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    The Family Outdoor Expo at Crystal Lake has been rescheduled for June 21-22. City Care, a non-profit which has a contract with the City of Oklahoma City to manage the 87-acre lake on SW 15 near McArthur, had scheduled the expo for this weekend. But organizers decided to postpone the event...

  • Headed to the campground? Here's what you need to cook on a campfire

    By Luann Sewell Waters, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Luann Sewell Waters of Wynnewood is a conservation and environment educator who has taught workshops and seminars on wildgame and Dutch oven cooking throughout the country. She also teaches college credit courses in Pioneer Food History and Food Preparation and is the Leopold...

  • Oklahoma team wins BASS Nation Central Divisional tourney on Lake Eufaula

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Oklahoma’s BASS Nation president Mike Myers wanted the Central Divisional fishing tournament on Lake Eufaula so the state anglers would have a home field advantage. It worked as Oklahoma captured the team title, while Arkansas angler Josh Wray won the individual crown in the three-day...

  • Outdoors chat: Ed Godfrey talks with Larry Bross, executive director of City Care, from H&H Shooting Sports Complex

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Outdoors editor Ed Godfrey was joined on Friday's live chat by Larry Bross, executive director of City Care, from H&H Shooting Sports Complex. Here's the full transcript.

  • Lake Eufaula hopes to shine for major BASS tournament

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    Beginning Wednesday, Lake Eufaula will be the site of the BASS Nation Central Divisional, a tournament featuring bass fishing teams from eight states. Oklahoma BASS National president Mike Myers said the response from anglers in neighboring states on learning Lake Eufaula’s selection as the...

  • Outdoors Notebook: Crystal Lake to be site of an Outdoor Expo

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    The Family Outdoor Expo will be held at Crystal Lake, located near SW 15 and MacArthur, next Saturday and Sunday (June 7-8). Activities will include kayaking, archery, fishing, bird watching, camping seminars and more. The Hal Smith Restaurant Group will be selling food during the event....

  • Oklahoma's Bat Cave

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    During the summer, hundreds of thousands of Mexican freetail bats use the Selman Bat Cave near Freedom as a maternity roost. Each evening, the bats fill the northwestern Oklahoma sky in search of flying insects.