Moore taxidermist wins four best of show awards

Sports Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

After previously winning first places at state competitions in Texas and Missouri for his work, Jason Smith cleaned up at last month’s Kansas Taxidermy Association convention in Wichita, capturing best of show awards in...

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  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: April 20. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap. Bass fair to good on swim baits and Alabama rigs at 3-5 ft. along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and near the draw down on the dam. […]

  • It's Cowboy Action time, Pilgrim

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    The annual cowboy action shoot, “Land Run” starts Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club near Arcadia. The three-day event is the largest cowboy action shoot of the year at the club with shooters from across the country coming to Oklahoma City to play cowboy and cowgirl. The participants in...

  • Outdoors notebook: Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited chapter to hold banquet Thursday in Goldsby

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited chapter is holding its annual fundraiser and benefit Thursday at the Southwind Hills Event Barn and Venue in Goldsby. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m.

  • Different ways to cook a turkey

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Once you kill that gobbler this turkey season, how are you going to cook it?

  • Moore taxidermist wins four best of show awards

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    After previously winning first places at state competitions in Texas and Missouri for his work, Jason Smith cleaned up at last month’s Kansas Taxidermy Association convention in Wichita, capturing best of show awards in four different categories.

  • Quail Field Day set Thursday at Sandy Sanders WMA

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Landowners who are interested in improving quail habitat can  participate in a Quail Field Day Thursday at the Sandy Sanders Wildlife Management Area headquarters in southwestern Oklahoma. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m.  and admission is free. Anyone planning to attend should email...

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: April 14. Elevation above normal, water 62. White bass good trolling rattletraps along the dam. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs along the dam and riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait along the dam. Largemouth bass good on flukes and...

  • How OKC Kayak got its start

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    When he was 8, Dave Lindo joined the Green Earth Gang at the Martin Park Nature Center, a path that embarked the owner of OKC Kayak on a lifelong journey of the outdoors.

  • Outdoors notebook: Trout stocking to cease near Marval Resort on Lower Illinois

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY FROM WIRE REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The owner of Marval Resort asked to end a long-standing agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation that provided for public fishing access to the river at the resort in exchange for trout being stocked regularly at the location.

  • Sallisaw fly fisherman catches state record rainbow trout on Lower Illinois River

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Paul Glover, a middle school teacher in Sallisaw, landed the 11-pound, 4.32-ounce fish on a 5-weight fly rod and 2-pound test leader on a homemade micro-jig. The fish was 29 3/16 inches long with a girth of 16 9/16 inches.

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: April 7. White bass fair trolling crankbaits along the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along the dam and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut shad and punch bait along the dam. Largemouth bass good on swim baits and topwater lures at 2-6 ft. Report submitted by...

  • Turkeys and Earthquakes

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    You never know what you might encounter during a spring turkey hunt in Oklahoma. You might have snow in some parts of the state. You often will encounter a thunderstorm. And now in Oklahoma, you might even find yourself turkey hunting during an earthquake. Turkey season opened Monday in most of...

  • Check out Oklahoma's Bat Festival Friday and Saturday

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Alabaster Caverns State Park near Freedom will host a bat festival Friday and Saturday to showcase Oklahoma’s only flying mammals. Mike Caywood, manager of Alabaster Caverns State Park, said the two-day event offers activities for all ages.  “We’ll be making bat masks, playing bat-related...

  • Oklahoma's spring turkey season opens Monday with mandatory check-in

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Oklahoma’s month-long spring turkey season opens Monday with one major change. This year there will be mandatory check-in statewide. Turkey hunters west of I-35 also are required to check in their gobblers online this season.

  • Outdoors notebook: Bat Festival scheduled Friday and Saturday at Alabaster Caverns State Park

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Alabaster Caverns State Park near Freedom will host a bat festival Friday and Saturday to showcase Oklahoma's only flying mammals.

  • Oklahoma's crappie season set to explode

    BY ED GODREY | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Generally, early to mid-April is when the crappie spawn on most Oklahoma lakes, the time of year when the fish move into shallow water and become easier targets for anglers.

  • Spring turkey season forecast

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports Oklahoma’s 2015 spring turkey hunting seasons will kick off Saturday and Sunday with the special youth weekend for ages 17 and younger in all areas except the Southeast Region. The general spring turkey hunting season will open Monday and...

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: March 30. Largemouth bass fair on chatter baits and swim baits at 4-6 ft. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at the dam and in the enclosed dock. Blue and channel catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad along the dam. White bass good trolling rooster tails along the dam....

  • Washita National Wildlife Refuge to hold event on Saturday

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The annual Washita National Wildlife Refuge Anniversary Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Foss State Park Easter EGGStravaganza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Foss State Park. The event is free and include fun family activities and an Easter egg hunt at the Cedar Point...

  • Outdoors notebook: Wayland Bonds, Ringling and Chickasha win state archery titles

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Archery in the Schools state meet was held Friday in Tulsa with Wayland Bonds Elementary in Oklahoma City, Ringling Middle School and Chickasha High School capturing state team titles. Chickasha and Houchin Elementary in Moore finished second and third in the elementary school division....