Tag: Wildlife Department

  • Newly Discovered Subspecies Named for Wildlife Department Biologist

    Wildlife Department biologist Mark Howery was recently honored by Oklahoma Biological Survey staff with their announcement of a newly recognized dragonfly subspecies, the Howery’s clubtail. This isolated population of the Ozark clubtail was discovered in 2011 by Victor W. Fazio III along Salt Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River, in western Osage County. It […]

  • Governor Proclaims August as Shooting Sports Month in Oklahoma

    Citing the major economic and recreational contributions made by hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy participating in sport shooting in the state, Gov. J. Kevin Stitt has proclaimed August as National Shooting Sports Month in Oklahoma. National Shooting Sports Month provides the perfect opportunity for experienced target shooters and newcomers alike to head to a shooting […]

  • Apply for Controlled Hunts Online Via Go Outdoors Oklahoma System

    The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s popular controlled hunts program is open for online applications through May 22. This program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter. Hunts are held on Wildlife […]

  • Proposed Fish, Wildlife Rule Changes Now Open for Public Comment

    Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation proposes changes in Title 800, the administrative rules that govern hunting, fishing and Wildlife Department operations. The public comment period for this year’s proposed rule changes opened Dec. 1 and will close at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 2019. Many proposed changes are simple housekeeping matters, while some are […]

  • News: Quail Surveys Show Decline in Population Index in Much of State

    Quail Surveys Produce Lower Population Index in Most of State This year’s Quail Roadside Surveys across all of Oklahoma show a statewide population index of observed birds that is 54 percent lower than the average index over the previous 10 years. One major factor in the overall drop is likely the effects of a severe […]