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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!

Wild Double Take: Whooping Crane and American White Pelican

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

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.

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. 

Attracting Hummingbirds

Tips for attracting hummingbirds using artificial feeders and hummingbird gardens.

Nature Sightings: Where to Share

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

Naturally Curious: Nature Sightings App Helps One Mom Get Kids Outside

Mobile app gives youngsters fun way to learn, share their nature sightings, and contribute to science.

Identification Tools: Field Guides, Online Resources, and Sweat Equity

Countless learning resources and identification tools are available that suit a variety of learning styles.

List of Threatened and Endangered Species Gets Updates in 2023

We discuss the most recent federal listings of threatened and endangered species with the Wildlife Department’s endangered species biologist.

Wild Double Take: Plains and Coastal Plains Leopard Frogs

Tips for identifying two Oklahoma look-alike amphibians, the Plains and Coastal Plains leopard frogs.

Controlling Chinese Privet

We address the plant, the problem, and the solution for controlling Chinese privet.