Nature’s Grocery Store is Opened for Deer Season


Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 9:47 pm
By: News 9


By Christian Price, News9.com INsite Team

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Many people in our state couldn't wait for this past Saturday to arrive. November 22 marked the opening day for the most participated outdoor sport in Oklahoma: Deer gun season.

Antlers From Across the State
Todd Craighead is an Information Specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. He said that many families throughout the state look forward to this annual event all year long.

"Hunting in Oklahoma has some very deep roots," Craighead said. "It's certainly a family tradition and a very easily learned family sport that, regardless of the gender or age, is something everybody can participate in."

Hunting is a great way to keep your freezer stocked full of various meats inexpensively. It's also a great way to support our local economy.

"The economic impact of what hunting does for Oklahoma is literally just staggering," Craighead said. "It's estimated that deer hunters alone, throughout the course of the year, contribute 500 million dollars to Oklahoma's economy, so without deer hunting, it's a totally different environment in this state."