fishing

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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Tribal compact cancellations could hit Wildlife Department funding

December 17, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s decision not to renew hunting and fishing compacts with the Cherokee and Choctaw Nations for 2022 could mean a potential loss of millions of dollars in future federal funding for the state’s wildlife department. The Cherokee Nation claims federal funding has been boosted by $32 million…

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The gift of conservation

December 8, 2021

Family history fuels Bass Pro Shops founder’s drive for conservation, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF RIDGEDALE, Mo. – For three days in late November, in the scenic southwestern Missouri Ozarks, Johnny Morris reveled in some of the greatest joys of a life influenced by the clear waters of Table Rock Lake.…

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