Oklahoma has three hunting seasons that open Saturday.
Duck season opens in zone one, which comprises most of northwest Oklahoma with the exception of the Panhandle, where duck hunting already has started.
Hunting sandhill cranes, the ribeyes of the sky, also begins on Saturday, but west of I-35 only.
And the most popular of the trio of openers , the statewide nine-day deer muzzleloader season, also kicks off on Saturday.
Bag a gobbler for Thanksgiving
Oklahoma’s fall archery turkey is now open and the gun season will open Oct. 30.
Not all counties in Oklahoma are open for fall turkey gun hunting. Twenty-four counties are closed for the fall gun season.
Most of the 53 counties where gun hunting is legal allow hunting with either shotgun or rifle, but 10 counties are open to shotgun only. Check the Oklahoma Hunting Guide for details.
Gun season on turkeys will be open Oct. 30 through Nov. 19 while archery season is open through Jan. 15.
Big bass tournament
The annual Lawter & Associates Last Bass Tournament will be Nov. 14 on Lake Eufaula.
Entry fee for the two-man team tournament is $150 if postmarked before Oct. 31. There is a $20 late fee after Oct. 31.
The tournament is 100 percent payback with the law adding an additional $4,000 in prize money.
That includes $500 per hour for the big bass brought in each hour beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.
For more information, call Jeff Saxton at (800) 522-8282, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, www.lawterlaw.com.