Deer Videos

The State of Deer and Deer Management in Oklahoma


Sep. 16, 2013


Current and past biologist explain historical and present day deer management strategies.

Managing for Deer 101



Oct. 21, 2013


This program was primarily collected at a special Whitetail Deer Mgmt. Workshop sponsored by the OSU-Cleveland County Extension Office and The Noble Foundation. Participants were give an opportunity to ask deer management & hunting-related questions which were then answered by ODWC wildlife professionals. The show also shows highlights of a show produced in 2000 about the use of prescribed fire as a tool to improve wildlife habitat, particularly deer.


Habitat Show




This show from 2008 shares lots of good information (particularly for landowners and land managers) on techniques used for habitat improvement. Forest thinning, including removal of invasive Eastern Red Cedar is an excellent practice for improving quail habitat. Additional portions of the show address food plots for deer and turkey.

Wildlife Food Plots




In recent years, wildlife food plots have become very popular among landowners and land managers who want to attract wildlife to their property - particularly deer and turkey. In this show ODWC professionals will cover the truths and misconceptions related to food plots as well as the considerations you should take before making the time and economic investment required for a food plot.

Fire & Wildlife Management




This show was produced in 2000, however the principles of utilizing prescribed burning (burning in a safe and controlled manner) for the purposes of wildlife and forest management are still very valid today. Beginning in the early 1980s, the Pushmataha Wildlife Management Area in southeast Oklahoma has been used as an outdoor laboratory to conduct prescribed burning experiments. On this show, you'll hear the findings of those experiments from Dr. Ron Masters (former biologist with the ODWC and Professor at O.S.U. Stillwater) who now is the Director of Research with the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy based in northern Florida and Southern Georgia. Many of the prescribed burning treatments identified in the show (particularly burns of 3 yr. intervals) are widely used by ODWC biologists on Oklahoma's Wildlife Management Areas to benefit whitetail deer, wild turkey, quail and a host of other wildlife species.

Landowner Conservationist



This program from 2004 features several habitat improvement practices from Okfuskee Co. landowner, Dale Rich. For his extensive efforts, Rich was named ODWC's Landowner of the Year in 2005. Follow along to find out what has made Rich's property a Mecca for wildlife.