Osage Hills State Park

For many years, Pawhuska, Oklahoma was associated with the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (that is, if you had even heard of Pawhuska).  Now, it is has been made famous by the Pioneer Woman Mercantile, which is some kind of cooking and home decor Mecca for every woman I’ve ever known.  Pawhuska is also the Osage County seat, and the headquarters of the Osage Nation.  As the … Continue reading Osage Hills State Park

The Wichita Mountains: Oklahoma’s Greatest Outdoor Destination

When I was about five years old, my parents brought the family to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, near Medicine Park. It was a place unlike any other that I had visited in my short life, and it still holds that title today. It’s the one place I insist that you visit, and hopefully this post will do it some justice. History The Wichita … Continue reading The Wichita Mountains: Oklahoma’s Greatest Outdoor Destination

Taste the Rainbow: My Hunt for Oklahoma Trout

My entire career as a fisherman has been spent almost exclusively in pursuit of two popular Oklahoma game fish: bass and catfish.  Bass are my number one target, and fishing for them can be very technical.  Catfish are more simple: put something revolting on your hook, and put it on the bottom of the lake. Since my college years, however, I have grown increasingly interested … Continue reading Taste the Rainbow: My Hunt for Oklahoma Trout