oklahoma department of wildlife

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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Congress kills landmark wildlife bill over funding debate

December 21, 2022

Oklahoma could have received $16M annually for wildlife conservation By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF National hunting and conservation groups expressed dismay as a landmark wildlife conservation bill failed in last-minute negotiations to include it in the year-end omnibus spending bill late Monday. Despite broad bi-partisan support, and coming as closer to passage than ever in…

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The height of deer season hits this weekend

November 17, 2022

More than 160,000 hunters licensed to take a white-tailed deer with a modern rifle will hit the woods Nov. 19-Dec. 4, 2022, with the majority making it count on opening weekend.

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Deer season 2022 first to launch under CWD protocol

September 28, 2022

For the first time, Oklahoma big-game hunting seasons open Saturday with a Chronic Wasting Disease protocol in effect but biologists report a healthy outlook nonetheless.

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Hay fever: It’s the price we pay for happy wildlife

September 10, 2022

The peak of hay fever season is upon us and if that has your sinuses aching for knowledge and your eyes just itching to see something, anything, good about ragweed, look no further.

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