Conservation

Monarch, sturgeon hit international endangered species list

July 21, 2022

Two local wildlife species hit an international list of threatened and endangered species Thursday.

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Conservation funding fireworks erupt

July 1, 2022

Second Amendment political fireworks sprayed into the realm of wildlife conservation funding heading into the holiday weekend.
But some expect the plan that would kill an 85-year-old American tradition will only fizzle.

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A new beast hits Oklahoma waters

June 10, 2022

Tiger Bass bring a new brand of genetics to Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees By Kelly BostianFor the CCOF A new beast is swimming the waters of northeast Oklahoma and it could spread to other lakes across the state. If the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation likes what it sees, that is. A load of…

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State looks for clues in wild turkey DNA

May 21, 2022

Predation, habitat loss, and bad weather all are suspects in the decline of Oklahoma’s wild turkeys, but the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is looking inward as well—at turkey DNA.

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Continued caution urged around bird flu outbreak

April 26, 2022

Oklahoma officials aren’t ready to recommend residents take down backyard bird feeders to stem the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. However, they are urging caution as such guidelines are being seen in northern states.

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