News of the Week

Nov. 30, 2015
Support Wildlife by Purchasing a Conservation Plate
   Join the thousands of Oklahoma drivers showing their wild side by purchasing a hunting, fishing or wildlife-watching specialty license plate. You'll not only identify yourself as a fellow outdoor enthusiast, you'll also fund conservation efforts across the state. 
   "We have a design for nearly every interest," said Curtis Tackett, a biologist who works on fisheries and wildlife diversity projects for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "Anglers can choose from two bass designs and a trout plate. Hunters can select a deer, turkey, quail, or mallard duck plate. We even have a scissor-tailed flycatcher and Texas horned lizard design for the outdoor enthusiast."    More than half of the license plate fee goes directly to the Wildlife Diversity Program. Original plates cost $38. Plate renewal is available for $36.50.
   "The Wildlife Department doesn't receive any state tax appropriations, so we rely on wildlife enthusiasts to help us manage Oklahoma's wildlife and habitats," Tackett said.