Oklahoma Wildlife

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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Monarchs on The Mountain a four-day event in 2021

September 16, 2021

Organizers plan around Covid, offer outdoors activities around Tulsa By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Monarchs on The Mountain organizers figured out how to offer more with less for the 2021 Tulsa-area festival by adding days and variety to what typically is a one-day shindig at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness. A scaled-down Festival and Plant Sale…

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Turkey season bag limit reduced to one tom

June 29, 2021

Wildlife Commission moves season to later dates, $1.3 million planned for new research By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF In an effort to curb population declines the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission voted Monday to drastically cut the wild turkey season bag limit from three birds to just one. The seven-member commission voted unanimously to accept a…

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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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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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