The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Friends of Hackberry Flat are hosting a star party at the Hackberry Flat Center located south of Frederick. Join Mike Caywood, manager of Alabaster Caverns State Park and amateur astronomer, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 to learn all about the winter night sky. The …

Elk season is now closed in two of Oklahoma’s seven private-lands hunting zones. As of Monday, hunters in the Southeast Zone had harvested the season quota of five elk, and hunters in the Special Northwest Zone had harvested the season quota of two elk. Elk archery season remains open on private lands in the other …

A rise in the elk population has led Oklahoma wildlife officials to consider expanding hunting opportunities. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) recently proposed a statewide elk hunt for next year. According to the Oklahoman, the proposal, if approved by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, would allow hunters to harvest one bull or cow elk …