More women are bearing arms   More Oklahomans than ever are exercising their right to legally carry a gun. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation issued more than 60,000 handgun licenses to Oklahoma residents last year — a 50 percent increase compared to 2012 and more than double the number reported in 2011. Of the …

This year, 2013, the amount of people applying for handgun licenses in Oklahoma is on pace to increase by 60 percent over 2012.  According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI). The permit allows an Oklahoma resident to legally carry their firearm openly in public.  The former law only allowed for concealed carry (you may …

  Oklahoma youth and educators have until November 22 to submit entries in a creative writing and scholarship contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma Station Chapter of Safari Club International. Students must use the theme “Hunting: Sharing the Heritage” or “Archery: What I like about Archery in the Schools …

The State of Oklahoma, inspired by the recent release of home addresses of gun owners in New York, has followed suit. Locations of firearms throughout the state are marked in red:       Rumors suggest that mounting pressure in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas and Texas will soon lead to those states releasing gun ownership …

Duck hunting season is now in full force statewide with the opening of Zone 2 this past weekend. Josh Richardson, migratory game bird biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, said waterfowl numbers “look very good” this year, although slightly down from the last two record-setting production years. In addition, improved habitat conditions over …

After a model year for Oklahoma rainfall and cooler temperatures during the spring and summer, the 2013 statewide quail index has increased 31 percent from last year and is up eight percent from 2011. “This is welcome news after the record heat and drought our quail populations have had to endure in recent years,” said …

Oklahoma hunters to take to the air in hunting feral hogs by helicopter beginning Friday when a new law goes into effect. Hunters will be able to take to the air starting Friday to shoot wild pigs. “Feral hogs are a huge problem in southeastern Oklahoma, and lawmakers have been working to create opportunities for …