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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!

How Waterfowlers Can Help Prevent Spread of ANS

Duck and goose hunters have a role to play in helping to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic nuisance species. Here are some ways they can help.

Missed Hunting Opportunities

Lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors exist on Oklahoma's wildlife management areas.

Public Land Alternatives to Private Land Hunting

Wondering where to hunt? If you're looking for public hunting opportunities in Oklahoma, here are a few areas to get you started.

Wild Double Take: Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawks

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike raptors, the Cooper’s and sharp-shinned hawks.

Louisiana Gives Oklahoma’s Endangered Woodpecker Population a Boost

Twelve red-cockaded woodpeckers were recently relocated to Oklahoma’s shortleaf pine forest from a donor population in Louisiana.

Wild Double Take: Swift and Gray Foxes

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike foxes, the swift and gray foxes.

State’s Flying Mammal Focus of Ongoing OU Research

Researchers from the University of Oklahoma are assessing the overall health and movements of the Mexican free-tailed bat at the Wildlife Department’s Selman Bat Cave WMA.

Bird Feeding Tips

We share tips for maintaining a bird feeding station.

Endangered Whooping Cranes to Move through Oklahoma

Whooping cranes to make 2,500-mile migration with stops in Oklahoma.

Youth Deer Gun Season Tips: A Guide for Youth & Parents

The full scoop on how to "go out and do" the youth deer gun season, for kids and adult mentors.