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Talking Turkey
Gobblers have been tough to call during the first half of spring turkey season, but the hunting should improve in the final two weeks of the season. Read More
Trying to grow a bigger bass
Bass fishing on Lake Eufaula gets a genetic boost, but crappie is still the king on the Gentle Giant Read More
Outdoors notebook: The Land Run begins Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club
The Oklahoma City Gun Club will resemble the Old West this week as the club hosts its 21st annual “Land Run” cowboy action shooting event. The Land Run is one of the largest cowboy action shooting competitions in the country. The event begins Thursday at the club’s cowboy action range north of Arcadia and... Read More
Canton Lake is low, but the walleye are still there
Canton Lake is more than 12 feet below normal, but state wildlife officials still caught a good number of walleye during their annual netting along the dam last month Read More
Outdoor Writer Mike Lambeth dies at 55
You may not have known Mike Lambeth, but chances are you know his work. Read More
Weekly Fishing Report
CENTRAL Arcadia: April 15. Elevation normal. All fishing fair. Read More
Trout aren't the only fish that will chase a fly
Don’t put away the fly rod because the winter trout areas have closed. Try fly fishing for bass and bluegill Read More
Outdoors Notebook: OKC Fish Hatchery to hold open house
The H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery will hold an open house Friday. Visitors can learn how fish populations are maintained in Oklahoma City’s lakes and ponds for anglers. The open house will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is free to the public. The hatchery, 10940 N. Meridian, raises more than 5 million fish... Read More
Q&A: Steve Levering manager of the archery department at H&H Shooting Sports
Steve Levering is the manager of the archery department at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City. He recently answered questions from The Oklahoman and its readers in an online chat on Here is a partial transcript of that chat. Q: Interest in archery seems to be on the rise. Why? A:... Read More
Oklahoma City's fish hatchery to hold open house
Oklahoma City’s H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery will welcome visitors to a free open house on April 18. Read More
Yukon boy bags big gobbler
Usually, it’s fathers who pass on the hunting tradition to their sons. Read More
Weekly Fishing Report
CENTRAL Arcadia: April 8. Elevation normal, water 55 and murky to muddy. Read More
Turkey Time
Spring turkey season opened Sunday and Blake Merritt of Oklahoma City and Anthony Pate of Durant had immediate success. Read More
Oklahoma City conservationist hired to regional position
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has hired Oklahoma quail conservationist Laura McIver as the organization’s regional representative in Oklahoma. Read More
Outdoors notebook: It's gobbling time
Spring turkey season opens Sunday except in the eight counties in southeastern Oklahoma, where turkey season opens April 21. Hunters may take up to three toms during the season, but some counties have a one or two tom limit. The hunting season runs through May 6. Free hunters education clinic for youth The... Read More
Vintage guns featured at OKC shooting contest
The Oklahoma City Gun Club will be the site of The Oklahoma Games this week, a national shooting match sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program Read More
Outdoors chat: Ed Godfrey talks with Steve Levering, archery department manager of H&H Shooting Sports Complex
Outdoors editor Ed Godfrey was joined by Steve Levering, archery department manager for the H&H Shooting Sports Complex, on the outdoors chat Friday. Here's the full transcript: Read More
Spring Gobbler Report
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Turkey season opens this weekend for most of Oklahoma, and while parts of the state are still dealing with drought issues that could slow the onset of spring habitat conditions, other areas of the state have experienced some relief from recent years of record... Read More
Weekly Fishing Report
CENTRAL Arcadia: April 1. Elevation normal, water 52 and murky. Read More
FLW tourney on Grand Lake
The FLW Rayovac Series is coming to Grand Lake Thursday and they will launch out of the Wolf Creek Park and Boating Facility in Grove. Read More
Outdoor Notebook: Ducks Unlimited State Convention set for Saturday in Guthrie
Ducks Unlimited will hold its state convention Friday and Saturday in Guthrie at the American Legion. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., vendors will be showcasing hunting merchandise at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. The banquet, honoring retired Ducks Unlimited regional director Larry... Read More
Land of the Giants
Arbuckle Lake produces another record setting stringer in a bass tournament Read More
Turkey populations remain healthy in Oklahoma
Spring turkey season opens April 6, and hunters should see more longbeards this season Read More
Youth hunters get first shot at gobblers
Oklahoma’s spring youth turkey season is Saturday and Sunday across the state except in southeastern Oklahoma, where the spring season will be the weekend before the April 21 opener in the region. Read More
Chickasha, Chandler, Moore schools win archery titles
Here are the results of Wednesday’s Archery in the Schools state championships held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Read More

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