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Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Division
Responsible for managing Oklahoma's wildlife resources on public and private lands.

Wildlife Division personnel oversee activities on about 64 wildlife management areas, offering over 1.5 million acres statewide. Though the division operates and manages these lands primarily for hunting, many activities compatible with hunting also take place on Department lands. These activities include controlled grazing, agriculture leases and low-density recreation activities such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, nature study, photography and environmental education.

Wildlife Diversity Program
The Wildlife Diversity Program began in 1981 and made it possible for individuals to donate any part of their state income tax refund to wildlife.  The program is completely dedicated to wildlife diversity, or put simply, those species in Oklahoma not hunted or fished. 
With such a great magnitude of species to manage, biologists must have a vast knowledge of habitat and food requirements, population trends, species that can co-exist and many other factors.

Private Lands
Ninety-five percent of Oklahoma is in private hands, the Wildlife Department makes an effort to provide the best information to assist private landowners on how to manage wildlife resources. Whether you are interested in hunting, fishing, or wildlife watching we have can provide ways to make your outdoor experiences that much better.

Mission
Managing Oklahoma's wildlife resources and habitat to provide scientific, educational, aesthetic, economic, and recreational benefits for present and future generations of hunters, anglers, and others who appreciate wildlife

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Contact Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Division
1801 N Lincoln Blvd.
PO BOX 53465
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
Phone: (405) 521-3851

 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Oklahoma


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2 Introductory articles were found for Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Landscaping for Wildlife

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Wildscaping, or managing yards for wildlife benefits, has become a popular concept for landscaping since it was introduced in Oklahoma. People want to attract wildlife to their yards for a variety of reasons but probably chief among them is that birds and other wildlife bring us pleasure. The colorful movement of butterflies, flashing natural beauty of birds, cacophony of sounds provided by birds and frogs and pleasure of watching the natural behavior of the common wildlife species attracted to our wildscapes allow us to live closer to the natural world. This step-by- step guide can help plan your own wildscape. 


 

Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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The Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (OCWCS) provides broad, proactive guidance for the conservation of Oklahoma's rare and declining species, and meets the expectations of the congressionally authorized State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program. The OCWCS is a strategic conservation plan that identifies Oklahoma’s species of greatest conservation need, the conservation landscapes (key habitats) that they require, the conservation challenges that they face, potential conservation actions that can be implemented to improve each species population status and the potential partnerships that can deliver proactive conservation - all within a framework that is based on Oklahoma’s ecological regions.


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