Oklahoma Wildlife

Wildlife Department to push for license fee authority

January 13, 2022

Hunting, fishing license prices would be set by the Wildlife Department, Commission By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is again seeking a major overhaul to hunting and fishing license fees. The agency wants to control the fee-setting structures itself, rather than going through the legislature. With the bill-filing deadline for…

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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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Oklahoma whooping crane shootings ‘unprecedented’

December 18, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF The recent shootings of four rare whooping cranes in Oklahoma is unprecedented and will come with consequences, officials say. “It’s unprecedented because it’s a first for Oklahoma and more cranes were killed in this shooting than in any other single incident,” said Elizabeth Smith, North America program director for the…

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Proposed bass fishing rule encourages catch-and-keep

December 1, 2021

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is proposing that anglers to keep more small bass, do less catch-and-release.

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2021 deer gun season launches with high hopes and COVID-19 talk

November 19, 2021

Oklahoma’s deer season launches with talk of COVID, and hope for repeated high doe harvest.

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