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Sidebar to Nature Conservancy story
Nature Conservancy Preserves Open to the Public Note: Access is limited. No camping, off-roading, hunting or fishing. See individual preserve information for complete visitor rules.Black Mesa Preserve: Consists of about 1,600 acres of central shortgrass prairie.J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve:... Read More
PRESERVING NATURE
The Nature Conservancy operates 13 preserves in Oklahoma, the two most popular being the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska and the J.T. Nickel Preserve near Tahlequah Read More
15 things about Oklahoma that surprise non-Okies
Those of Okies who were born and/or raised here, they know Oklahoma is a unique place. And, to those who just migrated here or are visiting for a time, they might be surprised to learn a thing or two about the state. Here are 15 things about Oklahoma that might surprise non-Oklahomans. Read More
Bodies of missing California hikers found locked in embrace, cops say
Authorities on Monday may have discovered the bodies of two long-missing hikers, found locked in an embrace, in Joshua Tree National Park -- nearly three months after the couple went missing while hiking in extreme heat. While no cause of death was immediately given, pending an autopsy, it's believed the intense... Read More
Bass tournaments are big business around Grove, Grand Lake
The City of Grove actively courts professional bass tournaments to Grand Lake and has built Wolf Creek Park as the primary draw Read More
Oklahoma bowhunters are already bagging trophy bucks
Archery deer season is just two weeks old but already bowhunters are checking in big bucks across the state. An outstanding buck was taken last weekend by Newcastle bowhunter Jeremy McCan, who killed the 17-pointer on his family's land in McCLain County. The buck hasn't been green scored but the antlers will... Read More
Blood tracking dogs are a deer hunter's new best friend
A new hunting regulation this season allows the use of dogs to track wounded deer. Read More
Mapping Oklahoma waters
A new digital map provided by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board identifies where the fish are in state waters. Read More
Edmond motorist claims first trophy buck of the season
Drivers who strike a deer can keep the animal if they contact a game warden, but in most cases very little meat can be salvaged from a road kill deer. Read More
Searching for Bigfoot in the Kiamichi Mountains
Serious Bigfoot seekers can look for Sasquatch even when the annual Bigfoot festival is over, and an Oklahoma business will help them. Read More
El Capitan Rockfall Kills One and Injures Another in Yosemite
Emergency workers were trying to transport the injured person out of the park, about 150 miles east of San Francisco. Read More
SHARING THE OUTDOORS: Wildlife Department hopes to create a spark in youngsters and adults through the Wildlife Expo
Sunday is the final day of the Wildlife Expo at the Lazy E Arena Arena and Ranch near Guthrie. Read More
Wildlife Department continues to add more public hunting land
Arbuckle Springs will become the state's 69th wildlife management area Read More
OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: Wildlife Expo scheduled at Lazy E Arena in Guthrie
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's 12th annual Wildlife Expo will be Sept. 23 and 24 at the Lazy E Arena and Ranch in Guthrie. The free event gives adults and kids the opportunity to learn about fishing, hunting, wildlife conservation and the outdoors. More than 100 hands-on activities and... Read More
Does Oklahoma open duck hunting season too early?
Oklahoma has long had a split season for waterfowl hunting, but some think the season should open later with no interruption to maximize the best hunting Read More
NORTH TO ALASKA
Visitors to Alaska’s Denali National Park usually plan on a jaw-dropping stare at the park’s majestic 20,301-foot namesake. Read More
Bugling Elk are now performing in the Wichita Mountains
The best time to see and hear elk bugling on Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge is dusk and dawn. Read More
10 Oklahoma locations to visit before summer ends
Summer is coming to an end, and if you have an itch to get out and explore, here are 10 Oklahoma locations to check out. Read More
Robbers Cave a sight to see during autumn
Fall is a great time for camping and hiking in Oklahoma. Read More
Kayaking star to conduct clinics at Riversport Rapids
OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: Kayaking star to hold clinics at Riversport Rapids Read More
New leased public hunting areas open Friday
Almost 15,000 more acres will be available for public hunting beginning Friday. Read More
HIT OR MISS
A cooler and wetter-than-normal August in Oklahoma has the opening day forecast for dove season looking dreary. Read More
The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge to open more land to hunting
More acres for big-game hunting proposed for eastern Oklahoma refuge Read More
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