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Oklahoma has several wildlife-related bills still active

by Ed Godfrey Published: March 30, 2013
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House Bill 1010: Would allow bowfishing, gigging and spear-gunning on the Upper Illinois River.

House Bill 1244: Would create a one-day non-resident fishing license and a nuisance wildlife control license.

House Bill 1595: Would increase from six months to one year the amount of time that people must live in Oklahoma before being able to buy a lifetime hunting and fishing license from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

House Bill 1596: Tightens residency requirements for persons wishing to buy lifetime hunting and fishing licenses in Oklahoma, including preventing use of an Oklahoma driver's license as sole proof of residency.

House Bill 1920: Would allow feral hogs and other depredating animals to be shot from a helicopter.

House Bill 1928: Would modify apprentice designated hunting licenses to allow anyone younger than 30 to hunt with an apprentice license while supervised by another licensed hunter. The current law allows anyone ages 8 to 30 to get an apprentice license.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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