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Wildlife Commission tables help for wild turkeys

June 7, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Publication of the state’s hunting and fishing rulebooks could be delayed after the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission on Monday tabled discussion of emergency turkey hunting rules meant aid dwindling populations. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation biologists told the seven-member body that wild turkey populations have dropped an estimated 50 to…

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Deer Hunters Can Help Feed Hungry Oklahomans Through Wildlife Department Program

November 20, 2015

As deer gun season begins, keep in mind what you plan to do with your harvested game. A cooperative program with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma meat processors, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of eastern Oklahoma allows hunters the opportunity to help feed Oklahoma’s hungry this holiday…

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State Quail Population Index Shows Significant Gain

November 13, 2015

Populations of northern bobwhites and scaled quail appear to be making great strides this year in recovering after severe drought parched the state from 2010-13, according to findings from the annual roadside quail surveys conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Roadside surveys from August and October indicate the statewide quail population index is…

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Just in time for Veterans’ Day, New Program to Provide Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Veterans, Family Members

November 4, 2015

Nov. 4, 2015 – The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says a new donor-funded program, the Stars and Stripes License Project, will put hunting and fishing licenses in the hands of veterans and select family members at no cost to them. “We all know that our country’s veterans and the family members of our fallen…

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Endangered Cranes To Pass Through Oklahoma Soon

October 30, 2015

Whooping cranes, the tallest and one of the rarest birds in North America, will soon be migrating through Oklahoma to their South Texas wintering grounds, says the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. To better understand the migration paths and habitat of this endangered bird, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation works with other member agencies…

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