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Wildlife Department was like family to former employees

The lobby showcasing Oklahoma wildlife and intended to be an educational display was primarily built with a generous financial...

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Increasingly crowded skies result in bird collisions

In January 2009, just two minutes after taking off from La Guardia Airport, US Airways 1549 was forced to make an emergency...

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'Duck Dynasty' star to teach at Crappie University

John Godwin will be one of the instructors at this year’s Crappie University at Rose State College in Midwest City, which is...

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PHOTOS: Tulsa's Gathering Place named America's top new attraction

Gathering Place has been named the top new attraction in the nation in an online poll conducted by USA Today.

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Dating app chat leads to bust for Oklahoma deer poacher

“Cuffing season” took on a whole new definition for a McIntosh County woman who shared her excitement on a dating app about...

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Wildlife Department to debut new online licensing system Monday

Hunters and anglers will now be able to access and buy licenses on their phones through a mobile app.

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Start the year off right with a hike

What better way to start that New Year’s resolution to exercise and live healthier than by taking a hike on the first day of...

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WildCare of Noble going into 35th year helping to save injured and sick wildlife

WildCare of Noble is a hospital for sick and injured wild animals. The nonprofit operation has grown since 1984.

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Wildlife conservation groups provide important funding

Almost every dollar the Wildlife Department gets from such groups can be matched three times with federal funds.

Life

Why do trees lose their leaves?

Trees save their lives by shedding their leaves as the season changes.

Sports

Wildlife Department wants to expand black bear hunting

Since 2009, black bear hunting has been allowed in four southeastern Oklahoma counties: Latimer, Le Flore, Pushmataha and...

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Eagles soaring into Oklahoma as winter months arrive

Eagles are soaring in Oklahoma. December, January and February are good months to see an eagle in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma keeps producing trophy bucks

Oklahoma is producing more trophy bucks because hunters in recent years have been choosing to shoot fewer young bucks.

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Pheasant season opens Saturday but population still recovering

Bird hunters who have chased quail this season can expect similar results with pheasant

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Man shoots buck with two heads. One had been dead for quite a while.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources posted a photo last week on Facebook of an unusual harvest: A buck with...

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Trout fishing destinations offer more than just fishing

Three of the state's winter trout areas are in state parks and the other three are near small towns that are interesting places...

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Oklahoma's first REI store coming to OKC

Oklahoma City is set to be home to the state's first REI store. REI Co-op in fall 2019 will be opening a 23,000-square-foot...

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Deer hunters can donate venison to hungry families

Since 2002, deer hunters have donated more than 500,000 pounds of meat through the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife...

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Why Ex-Brown Joe Thomas thinks hunting can help veterans

Weeks before Veterans Day, Joe Thomas spent a day with former military members at a hunting preserve created specifically for...

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Deer hunting is a family tradition in Oklahoma

On Saturday, the Lackeys will be among the more than 187,000 deer hunters who will be in the woods or on the plains for the...

Thunder defense a no-show against Lakers

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Billy Donovan says it's his fault. He told the Thunder it needed to be better on offense. Mission accomplished. But be careful what you wish for. The Thunder indeed is scoring with more frequency. But it apparently has come at the cost of...

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Watch: Carrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher parodies her hit 'Before He Cheats' in hunting video

Mike Fisher has released a new song and video in which he parodies his wife's crossover smash "Before He Cheats," changing the...

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Annual bison roundup at Tallgrass Prairie in Osage County

PAWHUSKA — This is about the only time that Oklahoma's bison don't roam. In recent days, officials have been examining about...

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Black widow bites up slightly this year in Oklahoma

The painful bite of the black widow can be life-threatening for some people. Bites are slightly up this year compared to last...

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OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma's bat girl named wildlife biologist of the year; trout season now open; Black bear hunting sets record

Melynda Hickman, who has worked for the Wildlife Department for 28 years, leads several conservation efforts and public...

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IN SEARCH OF BOBWHITE: Quail season opens Saturday but fewer birds around

Quail season opens Saturday but fewer birds around

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Risk of deer-vehicle collisions increases in November

With cooler temperatures and deer mating season around the corner, it pays to be deer-collision aware.

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Now streaming: OU professor leads dry stream research across U.S.

OU professor leads dry stream research across U.S.

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Johnny Morris' museum and aquarium stresses conservation

There is a mile and a half of exhibits with 35,000 live animals in the aquarium including more than 800 species of sharks,...

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Girl, 16, takes rare 'cactus doe' first day of Oklahoma's youth season

From the time she was 9 years old Kyndal LeFlore, now 16, had her eye on an unusual Oklahoma white-tailed deer.

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OKC falconer to be featured on '60 MINUTES'

The Putnam City North High School and University of Oklahoma graduate spent two years in Mongolia hunting with golden eagles.

Sports

Lawton deer hunter thankful to be alive after falling from tree stand

Thousands of Oklahoma deer hunters will be climbing into tree stands during the archery season — which is now underway — and...

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Missouri nature park is a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park contains towering bluffs, cascading waterfalls, spring-fed creeks filled with rainbow trout for...