Friday, March 09, 2012

Oklahoma Fishing Regulation Changes for 2012

Before heading out to the lake this season, make sure to brush up on the latest changes to the fishing regulations for the Oklahoma lakes listed below:

  • The 13-16-inch slot length limit on large and smallmouth bass at Lake Elmer Thomas was deleted to help increase opportunity for anglers to harvest what is currently a surplus of fish.
  • All the ponds on the Black Kettle National grasslands were added to the list of lakes with a 14-inch length limit on black bass.
  • All Sooner Lake anglers must immediately release all striped bass under 20 inches in length to help manage the fishery for trophy striper fishing opportunities.
  • The daily limit on striped bass at five daily statewide except at Lake Texoma where limits would remain at 10 daily with no more than two measuring greater than 20 inches.
  • Kaw Lake anglers can keep up to 20 striped bass hybrids and/or white bass combined, with no more than five over 20 inches in length. 

Friday, March 02, 2012

NatureWorks Art Show and Sale March 3-4

Wildlife enthusiasts may find just the right painting, sculpture, carving or other piece at the 2012 NatureWorks Art Show and Sale March 3-4 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.

NatureWorks is the Tulsa-based conservation group that hosts the art show, bringing together wildlife and nature artists from across the United States and abroad for the event. Art at the show will be for sale, which will help generate matching grants to assist with a variety of state wildlife conservation projects. 

NatureWorks has also partnered with the Wildlife Department on a number of different conservation projects, such as the Department's paddlefish management program, duck stamp print program and centennial duck stamp print. 

Additionally, NatureWorks has supported habitat work at the Harold Stuart Waterfowl Refuge Unit within the Deep Fork Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Grassy Slough WMA. 

NatureWorks also has been an important supporter of the Wildlife Department's Hunters Against Hunger program - in which hunters can donate their legally harvested deer to feed hungry Oklahomans. 

In addition, they have funded important projects to help schools and libraries in the state receive paid subscriptions to the Department's Outdoor Oklahoma magazine.

Get all the show details here.