Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation manages and protects fish and wildlife, along with their habitats, while also growing our community of hunters and anglers, partnering with those who love the outdoors, and fostering stewardship with those who care for the land.
Oklahoma Hunter Education Program recognized by regional peers
ODWC’s Lance Meek given 2021 SEAFWA Directors’ Special Recognition Award
October 19, 2021
Virginia

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) bestowed a Special Recognition Award upon Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Senior Communication and Education Specialist Lance Meek during their 75th annual meeting, held Oct. 17-20 in Roanoke, Virginia. Meek was recognized for leading ODWC’s innovations in hunter education.

“Lance Meek has proven to be a passionate and tireless advocate for providing the best possible education opportunities for hunters,” SEAFWA President Paul Johansen said. “Over his two decades of service, no other state in the...

Oklahoma Fishing Trail Recognized by Regional Peers
Oklahoma Tourism, Wildlife department collaboration given 2020 SEAFWA Directors’ Special Recognition Award
October 29, 2020
Missouri

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) bestowed a Special Recognition Award upon the Oklahoma Fishing Trail during their 74th annual meeting, held virtually Oct. 26-28. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD) collaborated on the initiative to increase fishing participation across the state.

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Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Campaign Recognized by Regional Peers
Oklahoma's Outdoors Are Always Open communication campaign given 2020 SEAFWA Directors’ Special Recognition Award
October 29, 2020
Missouri

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) bestowed a Special Recognition Award upon Oklahoma's Outdoors Are Always Open communication campaign during their 74th annual meeting, held virtually Oct. 26-28. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) implemented the campaign to promote outdoor recreation during the trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Oklahoma Biologist Honored by Regional Peers
Melynda Hickman named 2018 SEAFWA Wildlife Biologist of the Year
October 25, 2018
Alabama

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) named Melynda Hickman the 2018 Wildlife Biologist of the Year at their annual meeting in Mobile this week. Hickman is a Wildlife Diversity Biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC).

“Melynda was selected by her peers for a clear dedication to promoting and conserving Oklahoma’s natural resources,” SEAFWA President Chuck Sykes said. “Her engagement in public education events and programs establish connections with future generations that all of our state agencies and the wildlife we manage...

SEAFWA Law Enforcement Chiefs College Scholarships
SEAFWA’s $1,000 Law Enforcement Chief’s Scholarships are awarded to students who advocate for wildlife conservation
May 8, 2017
Oklahoma

Annually, SEAFWA’s Law Enforcement Chief’s Scholarships are awarded to students who advocate for wildlife conservation. There are three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each available to deserving students. This award is intended for students with a passion for the outdoors and an interest in the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources. The scholarship will assist students who are currently studying wildlife, fisheries or law enforcement.

To apply, submit the...