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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 Takes: Spotted and Striped Skunks

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike mammals, the spotted and striped skunks.

Four Wild Leaps for Leap Day

These leaping animals are poised to give nature enthusiasts an extra look in an extra-long year.

Wild Double Take: Bald and Golden Eagles

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike raptors, bald and golden eagles.

Many Hands Make Conservation Work

Conservation partnerships help further each partner’s mission while ultimately making a positive impact on Oklahoma’s natural resources and people who enjoy the outdoors.

Creating a Wildscape Plan

Design a plan that is compatible with the needs of the wildlife you hope to attract as well as of your home and property.

What Exactly Is Edge Habitat and Why Is It Important

Though the definition of edge requires qualifiers, the concept of edge and the practice of edge management remains important for wildlife habitat management in its entirety.

Hybrid Striped Bass for your Farm Pond

Considerations for stocking hybrid striped bass in your pond.

Leading Fish and Wildlife Law Marks Fifty Years

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was created to protect and recover imperiled species and their ecosystems.

2023 Landowner Conservationist of the Year goes to the Bergen Ranch

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation honors Oklahoma rancher Susan Bergen as its 2023 Landowner Conservationist of the Year.

Establishing Eastern Cottonwoods

Landowners and agencies have attempted to reestablish eastern cottonwood in Oklahoma with some success. We share tips from the National Wild Turkey Federation.