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'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...

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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.

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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...

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Zebra mussels confirmed in Foss Reservoir

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Applications for Wichita's bugling elk tours open Aug. 27

Bus tours through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to see and hear bugling elk are very popular and all of the spots are...

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As dove season nears, state wildlife officials preparing dove fields on wildlife management areas, but rain could interfere

What will likely be the wettest August in the history of the state could ruin the highly anticipated dove season opener if it...

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Dutch oven cooking class offered at Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher

A Dutch oven cooking class will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher.

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Valley of the Bats: Mexican free-tailed bats are the summer spectacle in northwest Oklahoma

The bats exit from the Selman Bat Cave, which is tucked in the gypsum bluffs that tower the sandsage prairie, flying in such a...

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OKLAHOMA'S ICONIC WATERS: The Chickasaw National Recreation Area attracts 1.5 million visitors a year

The scenic Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, just a 90-minute drive south from Oklahoma City, is a great place to...

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Outdoor Nation Expo opens Friday in Shawnee

The Outdoor Nation Expo at Firelake Arena will feature more than 150 booths and attractions, including the Oklahoma State...

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The cowboy who invented bulldogging

In 1907, Bill Pickett was hired as a cowhand on the 101 Ranch and became the star attraction of the Miller Brothers’ 101 Ranch...

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Rocky Mountain National Park in July

From wildlife to waterfalls and hiking to horseback riding, Rocky Mountain National Park is breathtaking

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OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: NWTF and DU banquets set in OKC and Edmond; Traditional archery championship on tap in McAlester

The newly-formed Oklahoma City Metro chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its hunting heritage banquet on...

OU's win 'eerily similar' to 2017 loss to Iowa State

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Sooner offense produces at a high level as OU beats Cyclones 37-27 despite hearty performance by Iowa State backup Zeb Noland

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Study: Visitors avoid US national parks when pollution rises

DENVER — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels...

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Outdoor Notebook: Lesser prairie chicken populations increase

The latest annual breeding population survey shows an increase of about 30 percent over the previous year: 38,637 birds...

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Q&A WITH THE FISH KISSER: Jimmy Houston turns 74 on Friday and is as popular as ever

Legendary angler and television personality Jimmy Houston is still fishing and hunting, filming television shows and greeting...

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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Divers searched a Missouri lake Friday for the bodies of four people who were presumed dead after a duck boat packed with...

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Glover River provides scenic beauty, good fishing and challenging rapids

Flowing through McCurtain County in far southeastern Oklahoma near the borders of Texas and Arkansas, the Glover offers about...

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Oklahoma's Waterfowl Stamp contest deadline is Aug. 1

The winning artwork will become the image for the 2019-20 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp, which is bought by waterfowl hunters in the...

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OKC Gun Club to host IHMSA championships beginning Friday

In IHMSA matches, shooters must knock down heavy metallic silhouette targets of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams from various...

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Spring Creek is the new gem of Edmond's trail system

Well-maintained paved trails exist at Mitch Park and Hafer Park, and a multiuse dirt trail at Lake Arcadia. However, the real...

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HUNTING WITH A CAMERA: OKC judge has passion for wildlife photography

Ralph Thompson’s walls are covered with beautiful photographs from around the world that he has taken during 60-plus years...

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Saying goodbye to a sweet dog

What is it about dogs that capture our hearts so much? The unconditional love and affection they show us, I suppose.

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BLUE RIVER'S AMBASSADOR: For 27 years, Scotty McCarthick has been the face of Blue River

Practically everyone who has fished the Blue knows Scotty McCarthick of Scotty's Blue River One Stop. Scotty has been the...