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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!

March 2023

Crappie Angler Guide: Top Tips & Area Highlights

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

Mar 1, 2023

February 2023

Wild Double Take: Wilson’s Snipe and American Woodcock

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike birds, the Wilson’s snipe and American woodcock.

Feb 23, 2023

Local Artist Commissioned for Collectible License Card Designs

New collectible hard card license designs available now!

Feb 17, 2023

Plant Habitat by Planting Trees: Four Tips for Success

We share four tree planting tips from a restoration project at the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge.

Feb 16, 2023

Woodworking for Wildlife: Nest Boxes

Lack of suitable nest sites often prevents wildlife – primarily birds – from utilizing otherwise good habitat. Nest boxes can be added as a habitat supplement.

Feb 14, 2023

Get the Most Out of Your Bird Feeder

We share four tips for getting the most out of your feeder.

Feb 1, 2023

January 2023

Wild Double Take: Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike woodpeckers.

Jan 26, 2023

Managing Wildlife in Oklahoma’s Diverse Regions

We visit with biologists near Oklahoma Mesonet stations receiving the lowest and highest rainfall amounts in 2022 to learn how the Wildlife Department meets its habitat management goals and adapts to wildly different conditions.

Jan 26, 2023

Trickle Down Economics for Wildlife

Is maintaining or even boosting your bottom-line while improving wildlife habitat a pipe dream? It’s an economics topic that is worth exploring.

Jan 12, 2023

Herman Jones Named ODWC Landowner of the Year

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation acknowledges Adair County landowner Herman Jones of Stilwell as the 2022 Landowner of the Year.

Jan 12, 2023