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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!

Managing for Deer Bedding Areas

Deer bedding areas can be a great addition to other habitat management practices to attract and hold deer more closely on a single property.

Daylighting Forest Roads for Wildlife

Daylighting roads, or removing the tree cover along one or both sides, can have many benefits, and not just for wildlife.

No Trespassing: Tips for Posting a Property

Oklahoma State Game Warden Jacob Harriet explains our state's trespassing laws and how to best post your property.

Bermudagrass to Brood Habitat Benefits Upland Game

A Grant County landowner converted bermudagrass to brood habitat and his dedication to habitat is already paying off.

Tick Basics: A Conversation with a Reluctant Tick Enthusiast

How to identify, avoid ... and maybe appreciate ... Oklahoma's ticks.

Wild Double Take: Blue Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike songbirds, the blue grosbeak and indigo bunting.

Thistles: A prickly ID challenge

We chat with a botanist to weed through the prickly identification challenges associated with thistles and their look-alikes.

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.

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!

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.