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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!

June 2023

Three Tips to Bring on the Butterflies

Butterflies are a joy to watch and are relatively easy to attract with nectar-producing plants. We offer three tips to attract butterflies to your backyard.

Jun 21, 2023

Learn to Fish Oklahoma

Get in on the fishing action this summer in Oklahoma! If you're new to fishing or looking to gain experience, this step by step guide will have you catching more fish this summer and saving a few bucks along the way!

Jun 19, 2023

Solar Water for Livestock and Wildlife

Water wells are a popular way for landowners and managers to provide solar water for livestock and wildlife in remote locations.

Jun 19, 2023

Outdoor Oklahoma TV Embarks On Its 48th Season

Outdoor Oklahoma, the acclaimed television show highlighting Oklahoma's abundant fishing, hunting, and wildlife-watching experiences, is gearing up for its historic 48th season on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA).

Jun 12, 2023

May 2023

Wild Double Take: Three-toed and Plains Box Turtles

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike three-toed and plains box turtles.

May 25, 2023

Wings of Wellness: Discover the Mental Health Benefits of Bird Watching

As we celebrate mental wellness, we encourage you to take a step back from the daily struggles of life and enjoy the beautiful birds surrounding us.

May 25, 2023

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.

May 18, 2023

An Oklahoma Summer Fishing Must - Barren Fork Creek

ODWC operates two public access locations on Oklahoma's premier Neosho smallmouth bass fishery!

May 15, 2023

New Fish Habitat Initiative Underway in Oklahoma; Anglers Invited to Contribute

A new kind of fish habitat structure is coming to Oklahoma lakes, and you can help bring them here!

May 12, 2023

Taking State's Reptiles, Amphibians Requires License

As with other laws, regulations surrounding reptiles and amphibians have evolved through the years. Today, the license required for taking or attempting to take reptiles and amphibians depends on where the animal is collected or harvested.

May 1, 2023