Oklahoma Wildlife

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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Wildlife licensing bill HB2214 now a predator control measure

May 19, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF House Bill 2214, a bill of high interest to hunters and anglers this legislative session, passed the House Thursday, is on its way to the Senate, and contains none of its original content. The bill that might have led the way to overhaul of the state’s hunting and fishing license…

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Bill to limit Wildlife Department lands passes senate committee

February 22, 2021

Six-month wait required before pursuing any purchase By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Dubbed a compromise by its author, a bill that would force the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to wait six months to buy any lands on the open market was approved Monday by the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee. Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt…

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Seminar to cover details of Federal Feral Swine Eradication Program

February 21, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Details on a federal feral swine eradication effort are part of package of information slated for a free public webinar set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. The Natural Resources Conservation Serves and Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council offers the webinar, which features the feral hog information along with other…

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Jess Kane

Wildlife Commission nominee touts private lands experience for Wildlife Department direction

January 28, 2021

Private lands management is his strength, he said, but when it comes to fishing and public lands issues he might have some homework to do.

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