Oklahoma's abundant water resources host 176 species of fish.
Anglers, do you know how much of every tax dollar is used to fund the Department and its fisheries management programs?
The Department does not receive any state tax appropriations, but operates chiefly on three other sources of income.
The Sport Fish Restoration Program apportions money to state wildlife agencies based on a formula that factors in the size of the state and the number of licensed anglers. Oklahoma receives about $3.5 million a year. This money is used for fisheries management projects, stocking, capital improvements, research, aquatic education and boating/fishing access projects such as new and improved boat ramps.
Ever wanted to learn how to identify fish caught in Oklahoma? Below are a few PDFs covering the identification of various fish you can possibly catch in lakes or streams throughout Oklahoma. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat to view these files you can download it for free here.
November 12, 2016 to February 15, 2017
December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017
Rail, Snipe, Gallinule, Woodcock, September Teal, Special Resident Canada Geese Dove, Sandhill Cranes, Light Geese, Canada Geese, White-Fronted Geese, COLGS, Ducks, Coots, Mergansers & Youth Waterfowl seasons
Migratory Birds Season Sheet:
October 10, 2016 to November 16, 2016
December 9, 2016 to March 4, 2017
May 15, 2016 to January 31, 2017
October 1, 2016 to March 15, 2017
Raccoon, Bobcat, Badger, Gray Fox, Red Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Opossum, River Otter & Weasel
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017