The outdoor calendar runs every Friday. Items should be submitted by fax (918) 684-2865, email at email@example.com or submitted in writing to the Phoenix at 214 Wall Street during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Items must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday for inclusion in the next calendar.
Saturdays – Greenleaf Bass Jackpot, 7 – 11 a.m, $30 entry fee per boat. (918) 781-2740.
Saturday – Hunter Education Class, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Porum Landing Fire Station; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., United Keetowah Band Complex, Tahlequah.
Sept. 18 – Whitetail Deer hunting seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow at 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 — Hunter Education Class, Must comlpete online home study before attending in Tulsa Tech Center, Broken Arrow campus, 4000 W. Florence, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sept. 22 —Hunter Education Class, Bass Pro Shops, Broken Arrow, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
1. Matt White/Robert Campbell, 9-14
2. Mike Dause/Trapper Taylor, 9-4
Big Bass: Matt White/Robert Campbell, 3-14
Arkansas River/Three Forks Harbor
Thursday’s Day 1 leaders
1. Guy Eaker, 14.39 pounds. 2. Tommy Biffle, 14.12. 3. Chris Jones, 12.73. 4. Mark Rose, 12.37. 5. Chad Morgenthaler, 12.25. 6. Mark Tyler, 12.22. 7. Billy McCagren, 11.897. 8. Harold Allen, 11.86. 9. Jason Christie, 11.86. 10. Dale Hightower, 11.27. 11. Greg Vinson, 11.22. 12. James Niggemeyer, 11.08. 13. Joey Nania, 10.82. 14. James Watson, 10.03. 15. Jeff Hager, 10.02. 16. Mike McClelland, 10.01. 17. Steve Kennedy, 9.71. 18. Gary Yamamoto, 9.58. 19. David Hendrick, 9.57. 20. Russ Lane, 9.55.
Sept. 1-2 – Free hunting days for Oklahoma residents, a hunting license, legacy permit and HIP permit are not required.
ANTELOPE ARCHERY – Oct. 1-14 (only in open areas).
BEAR ARCHERY – Oct. 1-21 (only in open counties).
BEAR MUZZLELOADER – Oct. 27-Nov. 4 or until quota is reached (only in open counties).
CROW – Oct. 10-Nov. 16 and Dec. 9 - Mar. 4, statewide.
DOVE – Sept. 1-Oct. 31 and Dec. 22-30.
DEER SEASONS: The archery deer season runs from Oct. 1 through Jan. 15. The muzzleloading season opens on the fourth Saturday in October and runs for nine days. The deer gun season opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving and runs for 16 days.
ARCHERY – Oct. 1-Jan. 15.
MUZZLELOADING – Oct. 27-Nov. 4 (antlerless days vary by zone)
GUN – Nov. 17-Dec. 2 (antlerless days vary by zone)
YOUTH DEER GUN – Oct. 19-21; statewide
HOLIDAY ANTLERLESS DEER GUN SEASON – Dec. 21-30 (Open only in certain zones).
PHEASANT – Dec. 1-Jan. 31, open only in designated areas (Hunting Guide)
QUAIL: Nov. 10-Feb. 15, statewide (second Sat in November thru Feb. 15.)
RABBIT:Cottontail and swamp Oct. 1-Mar. 15, statewide; jackrabbit Oct. 1 - Mar. 15 (west of I-35 only); no open season on jackrabbits east of I-35.
SQUIRREL – May 15-Jan. 31, statewide
SEPTEMBER TEAL – September TBA
SPECIAL RESIDENT CANADA GOOSE – September TBA
TURKEY – Check regulations pertaining to individual counties. Archery: Oct. 1- Jan 15, Gun: Nov. 3-16 (Only in open counties); April 6 - May 6, 2013 Statewide except in the southeast region; April 22-May 6, Southern region only; Youth Spring Turkey: April 20-21, Southeast Region only
Fort Gibson: September 8. Elevation 2feet below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits at 5-15feet White bass good on white spinnerbaits and small white crankbaits along the windy points. Catfish good drifting whole shad at 15feet along the flats around Taylors Ferry. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
Grand: September 9. Elevation 2feet below normal, water 85. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass good. Catfish excellent on fresh cut bait drifting and on juglines. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 15-20 feet Paddlefish slow. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.
Greenleaf: September 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Bass good popping and topwater baits around deep structure early and late and on 7-inch worms during the day. Crappie fair on plastic jigs and hair jigs at 12-15 feet Report submitted by Mike’s Outdoors.
Hudson: September 10. Elevation normal. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and cut shad along the edge of the river channel. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 15-18 feet Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Keystone: September 11. Elevation 4feet below normal, water 82. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.
Lower Illinois: September 10. Elevation normal, water 59 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in coves. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 1-2 feet all along the river. Striped bass good on trout and shad at 1-3feet at the mouth of the deep branch. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on spinnerbaits and jigs at 1-2 feet all along the river. Trout good to excellent fly fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 feet and on Power Bait on bottom from the dam to Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.
Tenkiller: September 10. Elevation 8feet below normal, water mid-80s and clear. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures early mornings. Crappie fair on minnows at 10-15feet in docks. Sunfish good on night crawlers along bluffs or in docks. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.
Webbers Falls: September 4. Elevation below normal. Bass good on creature type baits, jigs and crankbaits with black backs and chartreuse sides. Catfish good drifting cut shad around bends. Report submitted by Mike’s Outdoors.
Eufaula: September 9. Elevation 4 feet below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits around deep points and deep rocky areas. White bass good on topwater lures when surfacing and slab spoons during the rest of the time along the flats early and late. Blue catfish good on fresh shad along deep flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around bridge piers, riprap and standing timber. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
Robert S. Kerr: September 11. Largemouth and spotted bass good on spinnerbaits, swim baits and crankbaits at 2-10feet around banks and grass beds early mornings. White bass and striped bass good on minnows and shad crankbaits up river in deeper holes and around rock ledges. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20feet close to creek and river channels. Flathead catfish good on live bait 9-14 feet in the lake and up the Canadian River. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
Today—Good; 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday—Best (New Moon); 10:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Sunday—Good; 11:35 a.m. to 4:35 p.m.
Monday—Good ; 12:35 pm. to 5:35 p.m.
Tuesday— Best; 1:35 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday—Best; 2:35 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.
Thursday—Fair; 3:35 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
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