Outdoors notebook: Bowfishing tournament on Keystone Lake
Bowfishing tournament on Keystone
The Oklahoma State University Bowfishing Club is holding its first tournament March 29 at Keystone Lake.
Entry fee is $25 per person. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third. There also will be a raffle for a bow and other prizes.
For more information, contact... Read More
Could Cedar Lake in Le Flore break the state largemouth bass record?
March is big bass month in Oklahoma.
Fifteen of the state’s top 20 largemouth bass were caught in March, the month when the female fish are fat and full of eggs.
Entering the hottest bass fishing month of the season, many bass fishermen will be traveling to a tiny lake in the Ouachita National Forest of... Read More
OU beats Alabama on the water
Oklahoma beat Alabama again.
Only this time it wasn’t in the Sugar Bowl. It was on Alabama’s Lay Lake.
Last Sunday, anglers from the University of Oklahoma Bass Club won the Bassmaster College Classic for the second straight year.
Except this year’s victory was unexpected and more impressive. Last year,... Read More
A final chance to harvest a speckle-belly
It was the last day of goose season and my final chance to harvest a speckle-belly.
White-fronted geese, also known as speckle-bellies, come from the Arctic. I've always viewed this species as an exotic type of waterfowl and wondered if I might see some as I pulled into a winter wheat field in Custer County.... Read More
Outdoors show is a family affair for the Cricks
There is not a lot of spare time in the household of Tim and Candace Crick.
The Chandler couple own and operate a plumbing business in Edmond. They have five sons ranging from age 6 to 16.
And, they produce an outdoors television show featuring their family and six other couples from Oklahoma and Texas, all... Read More
Light goose season still open
The goose season has ended for Canada and white-fronted geese in Oklahoma, but waterfowlers may still hunt light geese through March 30.
The Conservation Order Light Goose Season allows hunting of snow, blue and Ross' geese — all known as light geese — with no daily possession limits and unplugged shotguns... Read More
Outdoors notebook: Bass University to visit Tulsa
Six professional bass anglers — including Jeff Kriet of Ardmore and former Bassmaster Classic champions Mark Davis and Mike Iaconelli — will be teaching classes in Tulsa March 1 and 2 as part of The Bass University.
The other pro instructors will be Ish Monroe, Pete Gluszek and Cliff Crochet. There will be... Read More
Texas teen in Oklahoma skydiving mishap says she blacked out
DALLAS — A 16-year-old North Texas girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident says she blacked out after realizing her parachute malfunctioned and doesn’t remember striking the ground.
Makenzie Wethington of Joshua spoke Thursday from a wheelchair during a news... Read More
Outdoors mailbag: Readers weigh in on deer hunting proposal
Earlier in the week, the legislative assistant for Rep. Colby Schwartz said that proposed legislation that would make it illegal for deer hunters to shoot a buck that had less than six points on either side was incorrectly written. The bill will be amended to reflect six points combined.
Several readers shared... Read More
Take a hike around Arcadia Lake
Editor's Note: Larry Floyd is co-author of the book “Oklahoma Hiking Trails,” which has information about more than 50 hiking trails in the state
With below-zero February wind chills, hiking seems unseasonable. But Oklahoma's moderate late-winter temperatures are just ahead, and hikers can beat both the heat... Read More