Gov. Stitt Talks Hunting, Fishing with Outdoor Oklahoma TV, Magazine

January 3, 2020

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a longtime hunter and angler, shared his views on the state's natural resources
and outdoor heritage while participating in an archery black bear hunt. See the governor's comments
in the November/December 2019 issue of Outdoor Oklahoma magazine and on a recent
black bear research episode of the Outdoor Oklahoma TV program. (Blake Podhajsky/ODWC)

Gov. Stitt Talks Hunting, Fishing With Outdoor Oklahoma TV, Magazine

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is a lifelong hunter and angler. He cares deeply about conservation and the wise use of the state’s natural resources, and he realizes the tremendous impact outdoor activities have on the state’s economy.

The governor shared these insights and others in a recent interview with Outdoor Oklahoma magazine and television show, both produced by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

“Oklahoma is such a diverse state when it comes to outdoor opportunities,” Stitt said. "I want to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state that ensures Oklahomans and sportsmen alike can continue to enjoy our rich wildlife and outdoor opportunities.

“We have bighorn sheep and antelope in the Panhandle, black bears in the southeast, and pheasant and quail across the state. We also have elk in Oklahoma, and obviously some world-class deer hunting. We are one of only a couple of states left that actually has a growing hunting population, and our hunting license numbers are increasing."

The governor’s interview appears in the November/December 2019 issue of Outdoor Oklahoma, celebrating its 75th year of continuous publication as the official Wildlife Department magazine. To view the complete issue online, at click here.

Whether your outdoor interests lean toward hunting, fishing, photography, hiking, camping or just taking in Oklahoma’s natural beauty, Outdoor Oklahoma is the magazine for you. With award-winning articles and first-class photography, you will find entertainment and education from the people who live for, work with and protect Oklahoma’s wildlife resources and habitat. Subscriptions are only $10 per year, or $25 for three years, and are available online at Single copies are also available online or in person at select Department offices statewide.

matt pinnell lt gov bear research

A new Outdoor Oklahoma TV episode features Stitt, along with Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, as it examines the Wildlife Department’s black bear research and offers advice for residents or visitors to Oklahoma’s black bear country. The show can be viewed anytime at on the Outdoor Oklahoma YouTube channel.

New episodes scheduled to air in the coming weeks will feature the latest on quail research projects, and the story of two hunters who embarked on an unusual quest that took them to places all across Oklahoma.

Now in its 45th year airing on OETA, the state’s educational television network, Outdoor Oklahoma gives viewers high-quality programs that celebrate the Wildlife Department’s programs and successes and highlighting the abundance of outdoor opportunities across the state. The show also airs on RSU TV in Claremore and on several low-power TV stations in Guthrie, Stillwater and Enid.