Oklahoma

The 46th state to join the Union, Oklahoma is home to an abundance of opportunities for sportsmen and women. For anglers, Oklahoma’s numerous lakes, rivers, and streams offer a richness of fishing opportunities. The state is home to a variety of fish popular among sportsmen and sportswomen, including largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and trout. Oklahoma’s landscapes are also a major draw for outdoor enthusiasts. The state’s eastern regions are characterized by rolling hills and dense forests where hunters can pursue deer, black bear, and quail, while the western regions are dominated by vast grasslands and rugged canyons home to pronghorn. Resting in the middle of the Central Flyway, Oklahoma is also an amazing, albeit underappreciated destination for waterfowl hunters. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of the hunt or the tranquility of a day on the water, Oklahoma is a state that is sure to satisfy your outdoor cravings.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Oklahoma, please contact:


Oklahoma State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator James Lankford
Representative Tom Cole
Representative Kevin Hern
Representative Frank Lucas

Oklahoma Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor Kevin Stitt

Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Representative Forrest Bennett
Representative Kevin Wallace

News Alerts

Mar 06 2023 Firearms Remain a Focus Across the Midwest

Why It Matters: Legislation pertaining to the ownership and possession of firearms continues to...

Feb 06 2023 Airbows Continue to be a Hot Topic Across the Lower Midwest

Why It Matters: Airbows continue to gain popularity among deer hunters across the nation....

Jan 09 2023 New Year, New Technologies Available for Midwestern Hunters

Highlights: Striking the balance between technology and conservation is critical to ensure that hunting...

Nov 07 2022 Youth Deer Seasons and the Importance of Recruiting the Next Generation

Why It Matters: To ensure the longevity of the American System of Conservation Funding...

Sep 12 2022 As the Leaves Change, So Too Do Hunting Laws: What Midwesterners Need to Know This Deer Season

Why It Matters: Being aware of changes to state laws and regulations is the...

May 23 2022 Oklahoma Senator and NASC Executive Council Member Mark Allen Recognized for His Service

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy It Matters: Elected...

May 16 2022 In Win for Sportsmen and Women, Oklahoma Airbow Bill Signed into Law

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy It Matters: While...

May 09 2022 Oklahoma Bills on the Move as End of Session Nears

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy it matters: As...

Apr 04 2022 Challenges for Public Lands, Conservation Easements Continue Across Midwest

Contact: Kent Keene, Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy It Matters: Politically...

Mar 07 2022 NASC Executive Council Member Leading Airbow Bill in Oklahoma

Contact: Kent Keene; Assistant Manager, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy it Matters: Opportunities...

Feb 14 2022 Oklahoma Bills Renew Push for State Agency License Authority

Contact: Kent Keene; Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy it Matters: Granting...

Nov 08 2021 Oklahoma and Texas Sportsmen’s Caucuses Converge for Policy Forum on Aquatic Invasive Species

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyHighlightsWhy it Matters: One of...

Mar 15 2021 Oklahoma Legislature Takes First Steps Toward Throwing State Agency, and Sportsmen, a Bone

Contact: Kent Keene; Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyWhy it Matters: Granting...

Mar 08 2021 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Becomes 29th Member of GSC

Contact: Kent Keene; Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyOn March 1, the...

Mar 01 2021 Oklahoma Caucus Elects Strong Bipartisan Leadership Roster

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyOn Wednesday, February 24, members...

Feb 22 2021 Hunter-Ed and Schools: Oklahoma’s Next Generation of Conservation

Contact: Kent Keene, Senior Coordinator, Lower Midwestern States and Agriculture PolicyAfter working closely with...

Feb 16 2021 Hunting, Fishing Groups Speak Up to Give Oklahoma Commission License Authority

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn Monday, February 8, the Oklahoma Senate Agriculture...

May 26 2020 Midwest: 2020 Regional Legislative Update

Contacts: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager; Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Since...

May 18 2020 Oklahoma: Wildlife Commission Approves Changes for Upcoming Deer and Waterfowl Seasons

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorDuring their May meeting, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation...

Mar 09 2020 Oklahoma: Bill to Grant Management Authority over Furbearers and Squirrel Seasons to State Wildlife Agency Passes House

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern State CoordinatorOn Monday, March 2, the Oklahoma House of...

Dec 23 2019 Oklahoma: Public Comment Period Open for Wildlife Commission’s Proposed Rules Changes

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorThe Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and the...

May 13 2019 Oklahoma: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn May 7, the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Feb 19 2019 Oklahoma: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Sportsmen’s Day at the Capitol

By Chris Horton, Midwestern States Senior DirectorOn February 13, the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Feb 04 2019 Oklahoma: Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Introduces Science-Based Bill to Benefit Trout Fishery

By Chris Horton, Midwestern States Senior DirectorOn January 16, Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Member...

May 04 2018 Oklahoma: Caucus Hosts Annual Clays Competition, Dinner

By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States CoordinatorOn May 1, the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Apr 20 2018 Oklahoma: CSF Attends International Wild Pig Conference

By Bee Frederick, Southeastern States DirectorOn April 15-18 the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Southeastern...

Mar 23 2018 Oklahoma: Caucus Hosts Sportsmen’s Day at the Capitol

By Joel Hodgdon Central Midwestern Sates Coordinator On March 21, members of the sportsmen’s community...

Latest policy updates

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Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

In recent years many local governments have enacted vague, outdated laws banning...

Classified as a nuisance species in many states and not native to...

Though hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife (including by trapping) have long been...

Many state legislatures have enacted legislation to afford senior citizens, veterans, and...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Oklahoma: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Oklahoma: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Oklahoma

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Oklahoma

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Oklahoma

Oklahoma sportsmen and women annually spend more than the combined cash receipts for hogs...

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