Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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State agencies join in fishing program for foster families, youths

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) More than 30 children in foster care and their families participated in the first “Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families” event earlier this month. This collaborative...

New world record paddlefish hauled from Keystone Lake — again!

(TULSA, Okla.) A new world-record paddlefish has again been pulled from Keystone Lake near Tulsa, less than a month after the previous world record was snagged in the same lake by a...

POTENTIAL WORLD RECORD! Oklahoma angler snags new record paddlefish at 146.7 pounds

Photo Courtesy: Jason Schooley/ODWC (EDMOND, Okla.) The world record for paddlefish taken with rod and reel will likely fall to a giant 146.7-pound Oklahoma monster snagged at Keystone...

"Test the Waters" on Free Fishing Days; No License Needed June 6-7

Photo Courtesy: Kim Opper (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Anglers hoping to introduce someone to the sport of fishing this year have a chance to take them for free June 6-7. Everyone can fish...

Kiefer angler busts state record with 143-pound paddlefish

(TULSA, Okla.) A fishing guide who normally gives clients a chance to snag a big Oklahoma paddlefish outdid himself May 23 when he hauled in a 143-pound giant that was certified the...

Newly discovered subspecies named for wildlife department biologist

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Wildlife Department biologist Mark Howery was recently honored by Oklahoma Biological Survey staff with their announcement of a newly recognized dragonfly...

Share Plant and Wildlife Sightings in Statewide Virtual Event

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Oklahomans can still enjoy nature and stay connected to fellow outdoor adventurers by sharing their plant and wildlife encounters while practicing social...

Wildlife Department's outdoor areas remain open for public recreation

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) While offices are closed to the public, all wildlife management areas, fishing lakes and shooting ranges of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, along...

22nd Annual Wildlife Youth Camp now taking applications

(KINGSTON, Okla.) A week full of fun outdoor activities, conservation education and camaraderie is in store for up to 35 lucky teens selected to attend the 22nd annual Wildlife Youth...

Proposed changes to fish, wildlife rules now open for public comments

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation proposes changes in Title 800, the administrative rules that govern hunting, fishing and Wildlife...