The Oklahoma Department of Wildife Conservation has returned to a renovated headquarters building south of the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. (Don P. Brown/ODWC)
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Wildlife Department Returns to Renovated Headquarters South of State Capitol
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters in Oklahoma City has returned to its permanent location at 1801 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Visitors needing to conduct business with the Wildlife Department, including buying hunting and fishing licenses, should now visit the permanent location just south of the State Capitol.
"We are excited to welcome the public to the Wildlife Department's reconstructed headquarters," said J.D. Strong, Director of the Wildlife Department. "This place will be a source of pride for our sportsmen that paid for it, not to mention a destination spot within the Capitol complex to showcase and learn more about Oklahoma's great outdoors. Not only is it a great place for hunters and anglers to come get a license, but it's also a cool office for our amazing employees to work in every day."
The public entrance to the renovated headquarters is at the building's northwestern corner, and parking is in the lot west of the building.
Department headquarters was in a temporary location at NE 36 and Martin Luther King Avenue for nearly three years while the renovation was underway. Flood damage to the original building prompted the $16 million project, which was accomplished using no tax dollars. The Wildlife Department is funded primarily by sportsmen through their purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and certain sporting goods.
While currently open for business, the Department is planning to hold a public open house in the near future.