Speaking of hunting, spring turkey season is coming up (see the Oklahoma Wildlife Department’s website for dates and location/age particulars) and there are plenty of easily accessible public areas you can take advantage of to hunt the most noble of birds (well, at least according to Ben Franklin).
Wild turkey meat is different than the comparatively bland store-bought turkey you may be used to. Typically, it’s got more “dark meat,” has a richer flavor and there’s more good news – since the birds are typically smaller, they cook faster! Even though you probably have tons of time on your hands these days, that’s still a bonus. (Another bonus is pairing your bird with a certain brand of bourbon and making a “wild turkey with Wild Turkey”-based dad joke, so do what you will with that info.) There are a few handy guides to getting into spring turkey hunting online (here’s one), so we won’t go into a bunch of detail here, but really all you need is a shotgun, camouflage, turkey call, hunting license and a sense of adventure.
If you don’t have the equipment to make it out for turkey season, check out the wildlife department’s website for dates on the next hunting season. In some parts of the state, you can even hunt da bears.