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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...


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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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

Quail season opens Saturday but fewer birds around


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.


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

OU professor leads dry stream research across U.S.


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,...


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.


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.


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...


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...


Wildlife Department surveying hunters about duck season dates

After a public meeting in Durant in August with state waterfowl hunters, there seems to be a growing sentiment to start the...


A WALK IN THE WOODS: View fall's splendor on the Ouachita National Trail

The part of the Ouachita Trail in Oklahoma stretches from the westernmost trailhead in Talimena State Park to the Arkansas...


Outdoor Notebook: Archery hunting seasons open Monday

Oklahoma's statewide archery season for deer and other big game begins Monday.


Table Rock Lake provides a memorable morning of fishing for outdoor writer and son

We ventured out on a hot, September morning on Table Rock Lake for a couple of hours to see if we could get Cade to catch his...

Find out who made the grade for the Sooners in their win over Oklahoma State

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The grades that made the difference in OU's 48-47 victory in Bedlam.

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OKLAHOMA'S TRUE BASS: The history of striped bass, white bass and hybrids

After years of offering bass fishing classes as part of its continuing education curriculum, Rose State College in Midwest City...


Reel Recovery to host fly fishing tourney at American Horse Lake

Reel Recovery is a national nonprofit organization that provides free fishing retreats for men who have or have had cancer.


Taking time to notice a watery wilderness

In the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota, the wild chain of lakes and bogs seems to stretch north forever.


The annual Oklahoma Wildlife Expo will be Sept. 22-23 at the Lazy E Arena and Ranch in Guthrie

The Oklahoma Wildlife Expo offers more than 120 activities and seminars. This year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife...


Zebra mussels confirmed in Foss Reservoir

The non-native aquatic nuisance species has continued to spread throughout Oklahoma waters since first found in the...


COOL, CLEAR WATER: Big stripers lurk in the Lower Illinois River

GORE — As we headed up the Lower Illinois River, that ole' country and western song "Cool, Clear Water" kept spinning in my...


OKC Gun Club sets sight-in days for hunters

Every year, the club north of Arcadia opens its Benchrest range to the public so hunters can sight-in their guns for the...


HEALING WATERS: Fly fishing is therapy for disabled vets

Nate Satterelli is the president of the new Oklahoma City chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization that...


'Poor man's bonefish' tourney planned for Purcell Lake

Donavan Clary of Purcell has been competing in carp fly fishing tournaments in Texas and has won two major tournaments in the...


Southwestern Oklahoma State student wins trap shooting title

Grybowski, who is majoring in business management and a member of the SWOSU Trap Shooting Club, recently won the Amateur Trap...


NEW HUNTING GROUND: Wildlife Department leases more land for public hunting

Saturday marks the first major event of the 2018-19 hunting seasons, the opening of dove season. The Wildlife Department has...


Openings available for Women's Fun Shoot at OKC Gun Club

The Women's Fun Shoot at the OKC Gun Club is the largest women's instructional shoot in the country with almost 600...