Oklahoma Conservation News

In loving memory: Denise Semands Suttles

September 1, 2021

Denise Semands Suttles, 71, wife of Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma co-founder Ron Suttles, and a steady behind-the-scenes supporter of the organization, died August 29, 2021. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 6, 1950, to Theresa M. and Howard L. McFadden, Denise spent her formative years in Cole County, Missouri, where her father had moved…

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2021 deer gun season launches with high hopes and COVID-19 talk

November 19, 2021

Oklahoma’s deer season launches with talk of COVID, and hope for repeated high doe harvest.

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Tulsa struggles with low-water dam operations puzzle

November 18, 2021

Can technology of $48 million Zink Dam satisfy broad river interests? By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Conservation conflicts around low-water dams nationwide are on display in Tulsa, where a new $48 million dollar replacement for the 40-year-old defunct Zink Dam promised “better.” Community members are at odds over what, exactly, that means. Thousands of communities…

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Boo! Grrr! Ticks of winter now are upon us

October 29, 2021

Winter ticks are a rare but potentially scary prospect for Oklahoma livestock. Deer ticks are at their most prevalent now, however.

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Mountain lion sightings: What you should know

October 24, 2021

Mountain lions occasionally roam through Oklahoma but have yet to re-establish a territory. Here are some things to know.

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Anglers say Zink Dam operations plan lacking

October 22, 2021

Tulsa City councilors consider creating a community workgroup after hearing angler concerns about a lacking Zink Dam operations plan.

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