Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
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.
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.