Outdoors Notebook: Reward offered in Cherokee County shooting
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is offering up to $500 for information in the shooting of a deer hunter in Cherokee County last weekend.
The agency is offering the reward through its Operation Game Thief program (800) 522-8039.
The Oklahoma Game Warden's Association also is offering a $500... Read More
Wildlife Department proposes statewide elk hunting in 2014
State wildlife officials are hoping to legalize elk hunting statewide in 2014.
Hunters would be able to kill a total of one elk, a bull or a cow, under the proposal. The elk season dates for archery, muzzleloader and gun would be the same as the current deer seasons for those methods of harvest.
Those are the... Read More
No blues on the Blue for trout anglers
Oklahoma's winter trout fishing areas are now open, and the crown jewel of the bunch is Blue River.
If you have never been to the Blue River near Tishomingo in Johnston County, do yourself a favor and go.
Even if you don't like to fish, the Blue River is an outdoors destination worthy of packing a picnic basket... Read More
Record trout caught at Lake Watonga
Mark Reed certainly wasn't expecting to break a nearly 50-year-old state record when he decided to go trout fishing last Sunday at Lake Watonga.
“Never in my wildest dreams I thought I would catch a fish that big,” Reed said of the 10-pound, 10-ounce rainbow trout that he hooked on his favorite trout lure, a... Read More
Pheasant season opens Dec. 1 in northwest Oklahoma
Pheasant season opens Dec. 1 in northwest Oklahoma, and the population is still down overall from boon years, but expectations are the hunting will be better than last season.
Early reports from quail season indicate more successful hunting this year, so bird hunters are optimistic that pheasant will be the same.... Read More
The Rut Report
Deer gun season opens Saturday. Here is the current rut report from across the state as provided by biologists for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
State Waterfowl Report
Duck season is currently open statewide. For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to www.wildlifedepartment.com.