fishing

Holiday season rainbows an increasingly pricey ‘gift’

December 23, 2022

Statewide trout fishing continues to grow in popularity, and in price By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOFAs temperatures rise to the above-freezing range on Christmas Day it will be easier for kids and adults to enjoy one of nature’s more popular, and increasingly expensive, gifts—stocked rainbow trout. Now averaging $5 to nearly $7 a pound—depending on…

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‘Fishy’ curriculum migrates to more schools

November 8, 2022

Trout in The Classroom provides lessons from elementary school art to advanced marine biology By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Nature is unpredictable and far from perfect, especially where people are involved. If Oklahoma students have pulled anything from Trout in The Classroom projects over the past eleven years that is at least part of the…

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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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Senate Wildlife shoots down ODWC ‘priority’ bill

February 28, 2022

The Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee shot down a bill that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation labeled a priority early Monday before it had a chance to go anywhere.

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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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