Oklahoma Hunting, Fishing & Outdoors

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How and where do you catch big bass in Oklahoma? We asked the experts.

March madness will be happening any day now on Oklahoma lakes. March is big bass month in the state. Fifteen largemouth bass...

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Where did all the birds go in Oklahoma? Winter storm might have killed many of them, biologist says

Where did the birds go? My wife and I were excited to see bluebirds in our Edmond backyard for the first time during the Arctic...

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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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An Oklahoma angler, a Texas lake and an Alabama Rig equals a 15-pound bass

It's big bass time and an Oklahoma angler had a big week in his first ever visit to O.H. Ivie Lake in Texas. Despite cold...

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OU women's basketball: Sooners rally late to beat Texas in overtime

WOMEN OU rallies late to stun Texas in overtime The scoreboard at the Erwin Center read 59-58 as Texas' Charli Collier walked...

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How Oklahoma's alligators snorkel in ice to survive cold snap: The gators ‘are aware of things’

By now, you've undoubtedly seen the photos of the alligators sticking their snouts out of the frozen Red Slough Wildlife...

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Why are people seeing so many robins around Oklahoma City? A wildlife biologist has a theory

If you've been seeing a lot of robins in the Oklahoma City area, you are not alone. The influx of robins is the subject of...

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Oklahoma lawmaker hopes to legalize mountain lion hunting. Wildlife Department is discussing possibility

An Oklahoma lawmaker is calling for the state to open its first hunting season on mountain lions. State Sen. Casey Murdock,...

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Why Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma is leading charge to persuade lawmakers on necessity of public lands

Like a third of Oklahoma's hunters, state Rep. John Talley relies on the public places in the state to pursue his passion. "My...

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Are Oklahoma bowfishers killing too many fish? Why Wildlife Department is considering more protection

Oklahoma is poised to become one of the first states to begin managing and trying to conserve its native nongame fish species...

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Wild hogs live in nearly every Oklahoma county despite state killing more

State agriculture officials killed 21,000 feral pigs in Oklahoma last year, an increase of 40% from 2019, but wild hogs are in...

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What lies beneath: Oklahoma's monster fish

Growing up around Lake Tenkiller, Jimmy Houston often heard the tall tales of the lake's monster catfish that were big enough...

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Oklahoma outdoors: Charitable foundation working as Wildlife Department's ally

For Rick Grundman, executive director of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation, the love of the outdoors began at age 1...

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A Bigfoot hunting season in Oklahoma? Here's why a lawmaker filed this unusual bill.

State Rep. Justin Humphrey admits his legislation to establish a Bigfoot hunting season is primarily intended to draw tourists...

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Cherokee Nation to open hunting, fishing reserves for its tribal members in Oklahoma

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will open the tribe’s first hunting and fishing reserves for its citizens later this year....

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Discover Oklahoma: Winter is a 'reel' good time to go trout fishing

When one thinks of winter, getting outdoors does not necessarily sound enticing. Swimming and boating may not be at the top of...

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Explaining the mystery about mountain lions in Oklahoma

State wildlife officials verified more sightings of mountain lions in Oklahoma in 2020 than any other year since the Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma outdoors: Wildlife Department ends its popular lake records program

David Hughes, owner of Lucky Lure Tackle in Oklahoma City, will continue to weigh fish and keep lake records for Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma outdoors: Deadline nears to voice concerns on proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes

Sportsmen and women have through Friday to officially voice their opinions on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife...

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Oklahoma outdoors: Bundle up and go on a hike New Year's Day

Oklahoma State Parks once again will be hosting "First Day Hikes" on New Year's Day. The free, guided hikes will be held in 22...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

NewsMay 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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Cost of hatchery-raised trout has Wildlife Department wanting to reduce daily bag limit for anglers

Trout anglers in Oklahoma might not be able to keep as many fish in the future. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife...

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Oklahoma state parks improvements ongoing as visitors grow during pandemic

Oklahoma’s state parks have seen a record number of visitors during the pandemic. Visits to the state’s nearly three dozen...

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Oklahoma outdoors: Eagles and mountain bluebirds have arrived

Now is the time when America's majestic bird, the bald eagle, is often seen in Oklahoma. Typically, between 1,200 and 2,000...

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Oklahoma hunting, fishing compacts extended with Cherokee and Choctaw nations

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday signed a one-year extension on the state's hunting and fishing compact with the Cherokee Nation of...

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Oklahoma outdoors: MLB pitcher Archie Bradley turns into a duck hunting outfitter during the offseason

There are two places where Archie Bradley excels. On the pitching mound and in a duck blind. Bradley, the former Broken Arrow...

Life

Catch some trout for dinner at Dolese Park Pond

A special trout fishing season has started at the Dolese Park Pond in Dolese Youth Park, 5105 NW 50. The season will continue...

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Oklahoma Wildlife Department hopes to connect hunters directly with needy families

Wildlife Department hopes to connect hunters directly with needy families The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's...

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Why does a 94-year-old Oklahoma man keep deer hunting? 'This is a 53-year tradition'

There can't be many 94-year-old deer hunters in the state. And even fewer who have bagged a deer each season after turning 90....

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Oklahoma outdoors: Even the fish were hiding from COVID-19 on Lake Murray

ARDMORE — We pulled into Lake Murray State Park early Tuesday morning and there was a nature show on display alongside the road...

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Oklahoma outdoors TV legend Don Wallace leaves a legacy of outdoor memories: 'It was the hardest job I ever loved'

For the Fuller family in Oklahoma City, like many other families in Oklahoma during the '70s and '80s, "The Wallace Wildlife...

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Oklahoma outdoors TV host Don Wallace dies at age 90: 'Good luck, good hunting and good fishing'

Don Wallace, whose popular "Wallace Wildlife Show" aired on television for almost 40 years, died Wednesday. He was 90 years...

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Rut Report: Deer gun season opens Saturday

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has released its rut report before Saturday's opening day of deer gun season....