News of the Week

Aug. 17, 2015
Wildlife Department's HQ Moving to New Location
For 50 years, visitors to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters have traveled to the building at 1801 N. Lincoln Blvd., a block south of the State Capitol. But that will soon change.
By this Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Wildlife Department's headquarters will be in a new location at N.E. 36th Street and Martin Luther King Avenue in Oklahoma City, next door to the 45th Infantry Division Museum and about a mile south of Science Museum Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Please update your Wildlife Department address information:
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 53465, Oklahoma City, OK 73152.
  • Physical Address: 2145 N.E. 36th St.; visitors' entrance is on the north side of N.E. 36th Street one block east of Martin Luther King Avenue.
  • Shipping/Delivery Address: 2100 N.E. 37th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111.
Melinda Sturgess-Streich, the Department's assistant director of administration and finance, said the move is being made to allow the current headquarters building to be repaired and renovated in the wake of flood damage experienced in July 2013.
"It quickly became apparent the building needed major renovations to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and with current building codes. There are also some asbestos abatement issues that we need to address.
"The Wildlife Conservation Commissioners decided it would make much more sense to relocate to a leased building for a few years while our headquarters building undergoes a full renovation," she said. "Moving out of the building will increase the efficiency in making renovations and make the project more cost-effective."
Sturgess-Streich said the Wildlife Department will operate from the temporary location (formerly the Krowse Army Reserve Center) for about two years. Department telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are not affected by the move.
People wishing to buy annual hunting and fishing licenses and most other licenses and permits may use the Wildlife Department's Online License Counter at wildlifedepartment.com or visit any of the hundreds of authorized license vendors across the state.
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19, anyone who needs to buy hunting and fishing licenses in person at Wildife Department headquarters should go to the new location, 2145 N.E. 36th St.
 
This map shows the new location for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters, on the northeast corner of N.E. 36th Street and Martin Luther King Avenue in Oklahoma City.
 
This building, formerly the Krowse Army Reserve Center, will serve as the Wildlife Department's headquarters in Oklahoma City for about two years while renovations are made to the original headquarters south of the State Capitol. (Photo by Don P. Brown/ODWC)