Former OU offensive coordinator and new Washington State football coach Mike Leach tweeted over the weekend that he shot and killed a huge black bear in Alberta, Canada last week.
Leach tweeted the bear measured 7-4 and that it was the biggest his guide had seen in his 15 years in the woods.
Leach was hunting with former Cal quarterback and outdoor sports enthusiast Mike Pawlawski and the hunt is to be aired sometime on the Outdoor Channel.
Pawlawski hosts a show on the Outdoor Channel called Familiar Waters and tweeted that this week he will be deep sea fishing in the Floridia Keys with new Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
Oklahoma lake records
Closer to home, Oklahoma anglers have recently set some new lake records.
Nathan Lair of Oklahoma City landed a 69.2 pound blue catfish on Lake Eufaula on a jug line. Tulsa angler Bobby Dunbar landed a 12-pound largemouth at Dripping Springs. And Wyatt McElhannon and Tanner Davis of Okmulgee caught a 40-pound flathead catfish on a jug line at Okmulgee Lake.
Longtime Wildlife Commissioner John D. Groendyke of Enid will serve a sixth term on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Groendyke was reappointed this month by Gov. Mary Fallin and is the longest-serving Wildlife Commissioner in the history of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission governs all operations and financial transactions of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the state agency responsible for fish and wildlife management in the state.
Groendyke’s term will begin in July and run through 2020.
Groendyke, who has served on the Commission since 1976, represents District 8, which includes Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, Woodward, Woods, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Garfield, Kay and Noble counties.
In addition to being an avid upland game hunter, Groendyke is chairman of the board of Groendyke Transport, Inc, which was founded by his father, H.C. Groendyke in 1932.
The company is one of the nation’s largest motor carriers of bulk commodities serving the continental United States, Canada and Mexico.