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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!

ODWC Shooting Range Update

As shooting sports grow in popularity, see what the Wildlife Department is doing on WMAs to make sure there's a place for you to shoot.

We’ve Got Answers: Biologists Reply to Lizard FAQs

We checked in with biologists to answer a few of the Wildlife Department’s most frequently asked horned lizard questions and learn how to best help these well-loved reptiles.

Tinker Conservation Program Flies Past 20-Year Milestone

Research teams have been tracking and studying the Texas horned lizards at Oklahoma’s Tinker Air Force Base for two decades.

Small Game: A Guide for Hunters

Small game hunting is due for a resurgence.

Paddlefish Angler Guide: Top Tips & Area Highlights

Fishing tips and top public destinations for paddlefish fishing in Oklahoma.

Celebrate #MothWeek by Sharing Your Sightings

Help shed light on Oklahoma's moth community by sharing your sightings this #MothWeek.

Wild Double Take: Watersnakes and Northern Cottonmouth

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike snakes, watersnakes and the northern cottonmouth.

Biologist Gets Up with the Birds to Track Status & Trends

The longstanding Breeding Bird Survey gives insights into Oklahoma’s avian populations. We tagged along with a biologist to count birds in southeastern OK.

Connect to Nature with these Wild Wordles

We’ve compiled five-letter words that can keep you connected to plants and animals between nature fixes … and might just fit in your next Wordle puzzle.

Walleye, Saugeye & Sauger Angler Guide: Top Tips & Area Highlights

Fishing tips and top public destinations for walleye / saugeye / sauger fishing in Oklahoma.