Oklahoma Wildlife Commission Meeting – Sept. 8, 2020

September 9, 2020

Oklahoma Wildlife Commission Meeting – Sept. 8, 2020

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission learned about the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program during its regular September meeting Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

Daryl Noblitt, the program’s president, said the program unites volunteer mentors and about 75 youths for a deer camp and hunt every year. To continue and to grow the program, Noblitt said he’s hoping to secure reimbursement for expenses from any sources interested in supporting the future of hunting and conservation. In other business, Commissioners:

  • Learned about upcoming changes and improvements for next year’s Controlled Hunts program, along with additions to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation's outdoor excursions raffle, and human dimensions surveying on choice preferences and willingness to pay.
  • Were updated on the Department’s Human Dimensions Program including updates on current projects.
  • Received regular reports from ODWC Director J.D. Strong on federal and congressional action, Oklahoma legislative action, calendar items, and updates on activities within each division of the Department.
  • Recognized service anniversaries for Law Enforcement Capt. David Robertson, 30 years; and Natural Resource Biologist Melynda Hickman, 30 years.

A video recording of the meeting is available at https://youtu.be/lKphiNXD0PUThe next regular Commission meeting will be 9 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020, in Oklahoma City.