Skip to main content

Outdoor Oklahoma Journal

This is the Outdoor Oklahoma Journal, where we're all about helping you pursue and engage in Oklahoma's vibrant outdoor lifestyle. Follow us for great hunting and fishing stories, wildlife features, insider information about unique opportunities, and tangible details on how to go out and be a hunter, angler, and conservationist. The outdoors are always open, so don't miss out!

Wild Double Take: Woodhouse's and American Toads

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike toads, the Woodhouse's and American Toads.

Turtle Trivia

Shell-ebrate Oklahoma’s turtles with these five turtle truths.

Tips for Moving Turtles From Roadways

Oklahoma's roads can be a dangerous place for wildlife, especially deliberate but slow-moving turtles. As you motor across the state this spring, consider lending these fellow travelers a hand with these three tips.

The Business of Conservation

A behind-the-scenes look at how conservation funding is used to turn wild ideas into even wilder success stories.

Small Butterfly Gets Big Status Update

A team organized by the Oklahoma Biological Survey tracked down the handful of frosted elfin butterfly records for the state and made it their mission to increase the number of known locations for the species.

Study Focused on Panhandle Black Bears Gets Big Picture Results

Camera traps and hair snares give landowners and biologists answers about status and origin of Panhandle black bears.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring … the Crawfish Frog is Snoring

A team from Oklahoma State University has been studying the state’s secretive crawfish frog with research and survey sites spanning from a single breeding pond to the eastern one-third of Oklahoma.

Rethinking Sampling Gear Gives Better Estimate of Big Catfish

Study finds electrofishing may catch the largest numbers of blue catfish but misses a “shocking” number of big fish.

Nature Sightings: What to Share and How to Share It

We offer tips for what to share when it comes to nature sightings and how to share them with biologists.

Wild Double Take: Least and Western Sandpipers

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike shorebirds, the least and western sandpipers.