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Bobcats Focus of Study on Three Wildlife Management Areas

The Wildlife Department partnered with Oklahoma State University to study the density of Oklahoma’s most-harvested furbearer and the relationships between predator and prey.

State’s Flying Mammal Focus of Ongoing OU Research

Researchers from the University of Oklahoma are assessing the overall health and movements of the Mexican free-tailed bat at the Wildlife Department’s Selman Bat Cave WMA.

Biologist Hauls in Remarkable Woodpecker Sightings

Four species of woodpecker were detected within an Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas survey block near the community of Vinson. The survey was completed as part of the state's second atlas effort.

Biologist Gets Up with the Birds to Track Status & Trends

The longstanding Breeding Bird Survey gives insights into Oklahoma’s avian populations. We tagged along with a biologist to count birds in southeastern OK.

State’s Botanist Inventories Plants Growing at Arbuckle Springs WMA

Oklahoma’s state botanist will visit Arbuckle Springs WMA throughout the 2023 growing season to document the area’s plant diversity.

Pioneering Grant Program Reaches Milestone

Wildlife Department celebrates 20 years of the State Wildlife Grant Program, a grant program dedicated to funding research and surveys for nongame species.

Rare Bee Detected at Cookson Wildlife Management Area

Native bee survey helps build list of known pollinators in Oklahoma, including a rare bee detected at Cookson WMA.

The Quest for an Uncommon Butterfly

A survey team searched the tallgrass prairie for a butterfly known as a regal fritillary.

Survey of Oklahoma Lakes Bags Invasive Plants

Distribution and impact of invasive plants evaluated at 147 of the state’s lakes.

New Survey Efforts Launch this Spring

Wildlife Department partners with two universities and a conservation group to learn about and survey species of greatest conservation need.