Carolyn Thomas, of Antlers, was recently inducted into the LRCA (Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association) Hall of Fame. Thomas made the LRCA Finals every year from 1969 - 1989 and was named the average winner at the finals twice. She was also the barrel racing director for two terms.
Oklahoma has a lot of deer. Estimated populations are anywhere from 550,000 to 650,000, so this yearâ€™s rifle season harvest should be a good one, as far as total numbers go.
However, the quality of deer that hunters harvest may be slacking a little due to the extreme hot and dry weather over the summer and continuing into the fall, said Jerry Shaw, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation big game biologist.