Conservation

Friday last day to comment on proposed hunting, fishing regulation changes

January 6, 2022

Statewide bass fishing, western quail hunting regulations top list of proposals By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Bass, quail, and trapping are drawing the highest interest on a slate of proposed state hunting and fishing regulation changes. Friday is the deadline to submit public comments in the annual Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation public rulemaking process.…

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Tulsa River Parks takes aim at privet

December 10, 2021

Turkey Mountain project improves habitat, provides a demonstration area for view BY KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Fire can be good medicine for a forest, even one that is on the outskirts of a city. Controlled burns on are tap for Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area in coming weeks, thanks to a U.S. Forest Service grant…

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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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Panel called for $1.3 billion for wildlife ‘NOW’ in 2016

October 11, 2021

The bi-partisan idea behind funding the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has been around since 2015.

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Nongame windfall: Wildlife Department could see 28 percent funding boost

September 19, 2021

Federal Recovering America’s Wildlife Act dedicates funds for at-risk, other nongame species By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation could see a nearly 28-percent funding boost if Congress passes the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021. The boost would be dedicated to nongame species that are “at-risk” or “of greatest conservation…

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