Oklahoma Hunting, Fishing & Outdoors

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Edmond angler snags world record paddlefish at Keystone Lake

James Lukehart of Edmond and his wife, Caitlin, were looking to just catch some fish for dinner Sunday when they booked a...

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Oklahoma outdoors: Wildlife Department creates Sandhills WMA in Woods County

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation soon will be adding another wildlife management area. The 5,212-acre Sandhills...

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State tourism officials boast success of Oklahoma Fishing Trail

Forty anglers completed Oklahoma's Grand Slam during the first year of existence of the state's designated Fishing Trail. The...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lake Texoma's striper guides are busier than ever

The striped bass fishing on Lake Texoma has been excellent this year and after many cancellations in the spring in the weeks...

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Amid pandemic, some camps go virtual, in-home

Oklahoma summer camps may permanently change based on adjustments made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Camp Fire Heart of...

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Some Oklahoma State Parks to charge fees starting June 15

Nearly two dozen Oklahoma State Parks will begin charging entrance fees next week. The fees, which will be charged per vehicle,...

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A black bear pays a visit to Oklahoma County

Seeing a black bear in Oklahoma County might be akin to seeing an alien from Mars, but Joe Hemphill is no longer surprised by...

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Coronavirus lockdown leads to bicycle boom

Sales are rolling along at a record clip at Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop, as metro-area residents forced to stay home during the...

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This time, a huge paddlefish snagged at Keystone Lake is the state record

Keystone Lake would have coughed up the state record paddlefish in February, but it was snagged on a designated catch and...

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States are reopening. But many still require travelers to self-quarantine. Here’s where

See which states have lifted quarantine orders and which still require or recommend them.

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A grand experiment on Grand Lake: Trying to grow bigger fish in state's top bass lake

Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma is regularly listed on top 20 lists of best bass fishing lakes in the country. It has that...

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Doing 'the right thing' nets generous reward for Piedmont teens

Two Piedmont teens who confronted a man illegally netting a bass at a Canadian County pond were generously rewarded for their...

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The fans are gone, but the betting goes on at Remington Park

Jockey James Flores said Remington Park has felt like a ghost town this spring with no fans in attendance. "It's not the same...

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Discover Oklahoma: Things to do in an 'ever-changing world'

The old phrase “We live in an ever-changing world” has taken on new meaning of late. With some places opening back up for...

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What is the Oklahoma Grand Slam? Meet the hunter who killed the state's five big-game species in one season.

Brandon Adams of McLoud has done something that is believed no other hunter in Oklahoma has ever done. He has killed all of...

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Wildlife Commission makes changes to deer, duck hunting seasons

Hunters will get more opportunities to harvest antlerless deer in the upcoming season and duck seasons now will be the same for...

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Economic freefall from COVID-19 pandemic will hurt Oklahoma wildlife conservation efforts

The economic shutdown from COVID-19 is hurting fundraising efforts by wildlife conservation organizations in Oklahoma, money...

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BioBlitz! helps Oklahomans connect with nature

The fifth annual virtual BioBlitz! is wrapping up its final days of April with more participants and observations than ever...

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'Mountain lion' in Edmond was just an ordinary cat, state wildlife officials say

It turns out the mountain lion in Edmond was just a kitty cat. A photo of a possible mountain lion in an Edmond neighborhood...

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OHRC suspends Remington Park's Sooner 6ix wagering after complaint

The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission has suspended wagering on the Sooner 6ix at Remington Park after a Virginia man claims he...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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PBR will buck for TV with no fans at Lazy E Arena

The PBR will resume this weekend for TV only with no fans from the Lazy E Arena and Ranch near Guthrie. About 140 people — PBR...

Life

Discover Oklahoma: Cast off those lockdown blues

During the stressful and trying times in which we live, I am more grateful than ever for the little things. While I enjoy...

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After 44 years, nation's longest-serving wildlife commissioner is stepping down in July

For nearly 44 years, the chairman of the board of Groendyke Transport has been a member of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation...

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Outdoors: After 44 years, nation's longest-serving wildlife commissioner is stepping down

John Groendyke, of Enid, is the longest-serving wildlife commissioner in the United States. For nearly 44 years, the chairman...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 could result in a new generation of anglers

In my Edmond neighborhood, I have seen more people fishing at the local ponds the past two weeks than I have in the previous...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Turkey season opens Monday but fewer gobblers await hunters

Turkey season opens Monday in most of the state and there will be fewer turkeys out there, and perhaps fewer turkey hunters, as...

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Oklahoma scene: OKC fishing, boating permits to be sold online

OKC fishing, boating permits to be sold online The Oklahoma City Parks Department will begin offering online sales on Wednesday...

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Fact check: Sunlight does not kill the new coronavirus

An article on a holistic health blog that has been circulating Facebook tells people to go outside to prevent catching the new...

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Have fishing pole, will travel: Moore angler knows all the honey holes

Bill Tharp probably knows more good fishing holes than anybody in Oklahoma. That's not news to anyone who follows the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Get away from it all but be smart about it

Kacy Cook of Muskogee plans to go fishing as often as he can at Lake Eufaula and Fort Gibson Lake in the coming days. He thinks...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close campgrounds in Oklahoma

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Tulsa District announced campground closures for Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas on Friday...