wildlife bills

Groups ask that residents tell legislators ‘stand up for public lands’

February 21, 2021

Resolution lauds recreational, economic values of public areas By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Eight state senators and 20 representatives have signed on as co-authors of a resolution supporting public lands this legislative session and organizers behind the resolution say they’re just getting started. Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, sponsored SR3 in the Senate, and Rep.…

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SB744: Hunting/fishing licensing bill could simplify Wildlife Department system

February 21, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Many hunters and anglers requested a break on prices or free offerings of licenses during the Covid-19 shutdowns in 2020, but the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation could not oblige. A new bill could change that. The bill, SB744, passed by the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee this week would…

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Federation lauds provisions in year-end bill

December 23, 2020

Federation lauds year-end bill’s bipartisan wins for water, wildlife, resilience National Wildlife FederationMike Saccone WASHINGTON, D.C. — The year-end legislation to fund critical government services includes crucial wins for water, wildlife, and resilience — including provisions in the Water Resources Development Act which the National Wildlife Federation championed — and should be promptly signed into law. “We’re proud to…

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2020 Legislative Wrap Up

December 23, 2020

Coalition team tracked bills through session marked by turmoil Tonya Lee and Matt Latham The 2nd session of the 57th legislature began on February 3rd, 2020 with high hopes from the Republican-controlled Legislature and Governor, who were still in their honeymoon phase. The previous session saw a surplus of revenue where state employees were given…

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