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Mid-summer heat hits wildlife too

June 30, 2022

If you see birds panting like dogs and squirrels lounging like lizards, you’re probably sweating out another day of triple-digit heat in Oklahoma.

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House passes act worth millions for Oklahoma wildlife

June 19, 2022

Backers say it is a money-saving offset that empowers states to keep species away from the costly federal mandates that come with Endangered Species Act listing. Critics say it is spending the country can’t afford right now, especially with no sunset clause.

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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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May was a blue month for purple martins

May 28, 2022

Cold and rain killed nestlings and adults across region By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Anita Harp enjoys watching the busy lives of purple martins, but the view this May has been unlike any other. Consecutive days of unseasonably cool, wet weather in the 40s and 50s grounded flying insects. That left the birds hungry and…

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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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