The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


October 6, 2012

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ENID, Okla. — Outdoor trivia

Did you know the turkey has a poor sense of smell, but excellent sense of taste? Goat’s milk is high in calcium, vitamin A and niacin.

Can you answer these questions?  A tuna can swim how far in a single day?  What is a group of frogs called? 

Fall fishing

Yearly fishing is at its best in early spring and in the fall before winter sets in. In fall, water temperatures drop and oxygen concentration increases, and fish tend to school more. Fish become more active after the hot summer days and  are hungry and will strike at most baits that are thrown their way.  Simply put: Cool water = active fish = more eating.

Fish move into shallow water to feed heavily before winter months, where the warm water attracts small bait fish. For best results, fish the north sides of lakes. Cold north winds blow the cold surface water to the south, causing the warmer lower water to be forced to the north. Look for shallow flats.

Fishing in the fall is more enjoyable due to the milder temperatures. There also is less competition among anglers for the hot spots.

Cheap deal

The best deal ever is happening in Nebraska for all youth, whether a resident or non-resident, 15 years old and younger. They will be able to purchase a deer or turkey permit for just $5. There is no minimum age for turkey hunters.

Non-resident adults can purchase a deer tag for $105 and a turkey tag for $91.

Nebraska has both whitetail and mule deer. Turkeys include the Merriams, Eastern and Rio Grande.

Deer seasons are: archery Sept. 15-Dec. 31, muzzleloader Dec. 1-Dec. 31 and rifle Nov. 10-Nov. 18. Fall turkey season is Sept. 15-Jan. 31. Spring turkey season runs April 15-May 31.

Augustin is outdoors writer for the News & Eagle. Contact him at

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