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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!

May 2023

Eagle Scout Prospect Builds Bat Boxes

A group of Scouts gathered to plan, build, and install three rocket-style bat boxes.

May 1, 2023

Catfish Angler Guide: Top Tips & Area Highlights

A fish fry favorite, catfish are abundant across Oklahoma and easy to catch come summertime!

May 1, 2023

Wildlife Sightings: What to Share and How to Share It

Contribute to conservation by sharing the details of your wildlife sightings.

May 1, 2023

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.

May 1, 2023

April 2023

Conservation Efforts Soar with a Diverse Flock

Because the Wildlife Department is largely funded by the sale of these hunting and fishing licenses, much of its flock is dedicated to the conservation of game species. But a small wing of the agency, the Wildlife Diversity Program, concentrates its efforts on species that aren’t hunted or fished, with a special focus on species considered to be of greatest conservation need.

Apr 28, 2023

Wild Double Take: Whooping Crane and American White Pelican

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike birds, the whooping crane and American white pelican.

Apr 20, 2023

State’s Botanist Inventories Plants Growing at Arbuckle Springs WMA

Oklahoma’s state botanist will visit Arbuckle Springs WMA throughout the 2023 growing season to document the area’s plant diversity.

Apr 20, 2023

Grazing Season Opens on WMAs to Maintain Wildlife Habitat

The Wildlife Department’s grazing lease program uses cattle to the benefit of Oklahoma’s wildlife. 

Apr 20, 2023

Attracting Hummingbirds

Tips for attracting hummingbirds using artificial feeders and hummingbird gardens.

Apr 20, 2023

Nature Sightings: Where to Share

We highlight four of our favorite sites for sharing nature sightings.

Apr 14, 2023