Todd Huckabee has become the go-to crappie guide on Lake Eufaula
LAKE EUFAULA — Sitting in a boat on Lake Eufaula on a hot September morning, I asked fishing guide Todd Huckabee what the crappie fishing is like in October.
I was already thinking about returning to Oklahoma's most prolific crappie lake at a cooler time of year.
“The last three years have been phenomenal,”... Read More
Strong selected as director of Wildlife Department
J.D. Strong, executive director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and former Oklahoma secretary of the environment, has been named the new director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Strong replaces Richard Hatcher, who is retiring Oct. 1.... Read More
Water Resources Board head named new Wildlife Department director
J.D. Strong, executive director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and former Oklahoma Secretary of the Environment, has been selected as the new Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Strong will replace outgoing director Richard Hatcher, who is retiring Oct. 1. Strong was chosen by the... Read More
Sporting Clays is a passion for Edmond resident
Arnie Little went from toting shotguns for his buddies to becoming a champion shooter.
The Edmond resident is a certified Level 2 shooting instructor by the National Sporting Clays Association. He is the most active and experienced shooting instructor in the state.
In his career, Little boasts numerous... Read More
Duck blind drawings on Saturday
Drawings for season-long duck blinds on state lakes will be held Saturday. Hunters must be present for the drawings.
For Fort Gibson Lake, the blind drawing will be at 8 a.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's office in Porter. Registration begins at 7 a.m.... Read More
Tribal-state compacts will benefit Wildlife Department
Just as the Cherokee Nation did last year, the Choctaw Nation last week entered into a hunting and fishing compact with the state of Oklahoma.
Under the three-year agreements with both tribes, the Cherokees and Choctaws will be able to issue tribal hunting and fishing licenses to its citizens that provide the... Read More
Cherokee Nation creates Fish and Wildlife Association
The Cherokee Nation launched the Cherokee Nation Fish and Wildlife Association on Monday, becoming the first tribe in the country to create a fish and wildlife advocacy organization.
The new community outreach association is a platform for fishing and wildlife advocacy but will also provide exclusive information... Read More
Drawings for Draper, Stinchcomb Hunting Blinds On Saturday
The annual drawing for hunting blind locations at Lake Stanley Draper and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge for the upcoming waterfowl season will be Saturday.
The event will take place at 1 p.m. at Lake Draper Marina, 8301 SE 104 (east side of SE 104 and... Read More
Outdoors: Fallin signs compact with Choctaw Nation
Members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma living in the state will be able to get hunting and fishing licenses from the tribe at no cost beginning next year.
The licenses issued by the tribe will give Choctaw resident citizens the same hunting and fishing privileges as an Oklahoma hunting and fishing license.... Read More
Locating doves likely will require more scouting this year
Scouting always is important, but dove hunters will want to scout as much as possible up to Thursday's opener this season.
The unusual cool fronts in August have birds on the move.
“We've just had a weird year,” said Kelvin Schoonover, wildlife biologist at Hackberry Flat near Frederick, typically the site of... Read More
Choctaws announce pending hunting, fishing compact details
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has announced details of the proposed fishing and hunting compact it expects to sign with the state of Oklahoma. Last week, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a compact with the Choctaw Nation, but didn’t release details, pending signatures by Gov. Mary Fallin and... Read More
Choctaw Nation close to obtaining fishing, hunting compact
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the state of Oklahoma are nearing an agreement on a hunting and fishing compact. The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, which oversees the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, on Wednesday had a special meeting and voted to approve a compact with the Choctaw... Read More
Choctaw man specializes in crafting knives with game calls
Aaron York of Choctaw likes to tinker with all kinds of gadgets, especially hunting and fishing gadgets.
“I am always messing with something,” the 74-year-old drywaller said.
He made knives and made game calls, then one day decided that the two would go good together, kind of like peanut butter and jelly.
"I... Read More