Skip to main content

Landowner Newsletter

An antlered deer in Okahoma is seen jumping over a fence.
Greg Silva


Your Side Of The Fence

A FREE publication produced twice a year by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for Oklahoma landowners. It is our mission to provide practical information for managing wildlife on your property and address issues that affect you, the landowner. Nowhere else can you receive helpful, in-depth information from experienced biologists and law enforcement officers who work in all corners of the state. With so much knowledge and insight at our disposal, we strive to provide you with the information we think you may need. But, sometimes we do not address the management issues you want to know more about. So this is your opportunity to tell us what you think. What would you like to learn more about? Do you have any questions for any of our ODWC professionals? Are we doing a good job of providing useful, practical information? Please let us know at

Sign up for our Email Newsletter



Newer landowner newsletters published after 2020 are now in the Outdoor Oklahoma Journal.

Please be aware each issue is a fairly large file and may take some time to download.

Summer 2020

  • A Quail Restoration Success Story
  • Private Lands Opportunities Inrease across the State
  • Controlling Cattails in Your Pond
  • Coffey Family Recognized by Sand County Foundation
  • The Primarily Problematic Callery Pear Tree

Winter 2020

  • Tulsa Area Businessman Named ODWC Landowner of the Year
  • Prescribed Burn Associations:  Landowners Helping Landowners
  • Flood Waters Affect Oklahoma Waterways - For Better or Worse
  • Trees, Trees, and More Trees - How Much is Too Much?

Summer 2019

  • Wildlife Community Remembers Alva Gregory
  • I Struck Water!
  • Landowners Making a Difference for Youth Hunters
  • Help the Wildlife Department Learn What's Buzzing with Bumble Bees
  • Gobblers on a Limb:  Taking Care of Your Turkey Roosts

Winter 2019

  • Welcome Bats to your Property
  • Act Now to Prevent Summer Farm Pond Fish Kills
  • Wightmans Named Landowner of the Year
  • Landowner Technical Assistance is Available across the State
  • Managing the Unwanted Musk Thistle

Summer 2018

  • NRCS Wildlife and Monarch Cost Share Assistance Programs
  • Kid-Friendly Pond Fishing
  • Walt Haskins Named Landowner of the Year
  • OLAP Seeks Leases for 2nd Year
  • New Quail Guide Offers Tips for Enhancing Habitat

Winter 2018

  • Using the Axe, Cow, Plow, Gun, and Match to Benefit Quail
  • Hemi-marsh Wetlands - Their Value and Management
  • Monthly Photos Show Healing After the Starbuck Wildfire
  • Native Wildflowers (Not Just Milkweeds) Are Key for Monarchs

Summer 2017

  • Grazing with Wildlife in Mind
  • OLAP Creates Opportunities for Landowners and Sportsmen
  • With Habitat, More is Always Better
  • Free Habitat Advice from the Wildlife Department
  • Edge Feathering of Woodland Borders Benefits Wildlife

Winter 2017

  • Should Landowners Wait for the Rangeland Benefits of a Wildfire
  • Behind the scenes with the Farm Pond Program
  • Landowner Spotlight:  The Gearharts
  • When to Drawdown Wetlands for Duck Habitat

Summer 2016

  • The Value of a Photograph
  • Realistic Expectations from Your Farm Pond
  • An Update on Salt Cedar Control Efforts
  • Managing the Land with Richard Lindly
  • Using Camera Surveys to Understand Your Deer Herd