Oklahoma Conservation News

The gift of conservation

December 8, 2021

Family history fuels Bass Pro Shops founder’s drive for conservation, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF RIDGEDALE, Mo. – For three days in late November, in the scenic southwestern Missouri Ozarks, Johnny Morris reveled in some of the greatest joys of a life influenced by the clear waters of Table Rock Lake.…

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Conservationists mourn the passing of Pat Daly, 72

December 3, 2021

Oklahoma conservationists Thursday mourned the sudden passing of Pat Daly, 72, from acute leukemia

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Proposed bass fishing rule encourages catch-and-keep

December 1, 2021

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is proposing that anglers to keep more small bass, do less catch-and-release.

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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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