If you live in Oklahoma and want a better opportunity to hunt elk, your chances just improved.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to expand hunting on federally managed lands in Oklahoma including the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge, Sequoyah NWR and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, the latter of which added an additional elk hunt and 70 cow harvest tags.
“Through a great partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oklahoma is the first state in our region to offer these expanded opportunities, and we hope this is just the start of even greater hunting and fishing opportunities on national wildlife refuges,” said J.D. Strong, ODWC director. “We are eager to continue working with the USFWS to seek out more circumstances where our sportsmen and women can use these fantastic areas to carry on our hunting and fishing traditions.”
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(Photo source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation)