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Outdoor Store Wildlife Diversity Contact Us Watchable Wildlife As the New Year begins, the Wildlife Department will bring new wildlife stories to citizens. See what’s outdoors in Oklahoma while sitting in your favorite chair this winter with Outdoor Oklahoma, the award-winning magazine and television show. These mediums are published by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to give you breathtaking views of Oklahoma from your armchair. The bi-monthly magazine is recognized as having some of the nation’s best outdoor photography. Each issue is filled from cover to cover with informative, award-winning articles. “We strive to provide more and better information to wildlife enthusiasts each year,” said Michael Bergin, associate editor of Outdoor Oklahoma. “Whether you hunt and fish, simply enjoy watching unique wildlife in your backyard or through the lens of your camera, Outdoor Oklahoma will keep you up to date on the latest, well-rounded news in wildlife conservation.” This is also a goal of the weekly television show as it begins its new season this January. Also named Outdoor Oklahoma, the television show airs Sundays at 8 a.m. on OETA. This program keeps citizens informed on outdoor recreation, policy and special programs of the Wildlife Department. Tune in and learn everything from wildlife art to the latest outdoor equipment to attract wildlife to your backyard. Whichever outlet you choose, Outdoor Oklahoma has something for everyone. New Year, New Stories on Outdoor Oklahoma “We have a great time filming the show,” said Todd Craighead, host of Outdoor Oklahoma. “We’re able to educate Oklahomans about various wildlife skills and outings they may enjoy without having to leave the state.” Check your local television listings for additional air times near you. Subscribe Today! Click on the magazine or call (800) 777-0019 toll free to order Outdoor Oklahoma. Outdoor StoreWildlife DiversityContact Us Species Spotlight Keep watch of telephone poles, trees and fence posts this winter as you drive along the highways. You might get a pleasant surprise and see one of many birds of prey that settle in Oklahoma. “Most people assume these are all red-tailed hawks – Oklahoma’s most abundant hawk,” said Melynda Hickman, wildlife diversity biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Northern harrier (marsh hawk): Long, narrow wings held slightly upward in a "V" shape. It has a white rump and longer tail. Identifying Raptors on the Roadside Red-tailed hawk: Rusty–red tail on top; it has a paler red tail if viewed from underneath. Look for a dark head, contrasting with light breast and a dark belly band. Rough-legged hawk: White tail with a dark band. The pale head will contrast with a darker back and dark belly band. fws.gov Ferruginous hawk: Orange legs contrast with whitish under parts. It will have a rusty back and shoulders contrasting a pale head. Red-shouldered hawk: Finely barred, reddish under parts and narrow white bands on the dark tail. It has red shoulder patches. American kestrel: Rusty back and two “whiskers” on each side of the face. It is a smaller falcon and frequently hovers. wildlifedepartment.com Bill Horn Bill Horn Bill Horn Bill Horn “But look again and you’ll notice that several species are present," said Hickman. "They seem similar at first glance, but with a little practice you can tell them apart.” Plumage greatly varies on raptors; however, below are a few key characteristics to help you distinguish one from another when in flight. Keep in mind that these descriptions are for adult birds; juveniles are different.Outdoor StoreWildlife DiversityContact Us Wildlife Support Support Your Sport: 2012 Habitat Donor Patch Approximately 97 percent of Oklahoma land is privately owned; creating a great need for more public land for wildlife enthusiasts and conservation efforts. Order the 2012 Wildlife Department habitat donor patch or hat today and donate to increase public lands. The 2012 patch features the pronghorn antelope, found in the short and mixed grass prairies of Cimarron and Texas counties. The pronghorn is one of Oklahoma’s most unique creatures as it is a true American native and the only member of its family, Antilocapra. Purchase the current donor patch collectible, as well as those available from previous years, in the Outdoor Store at wildlifedepartment.com, whether your sport is birding, hunting or fishing, and help Oklahoma’s ecosystems thrive. Proceeds go to the Wildlife Department’s Land Acquisition Fund, used to purchase, lease or acquire easements for property to be used by all outdoor enthusiasts. Photo by Kelly AdamsOutdoor StoreWildlife DiversityContact Us Our Mission The Wildlife Diversity Program - a program of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation - monitors, manages and promotes rare, declining and endangered wildlife, as well as common wildlife not fished or hunted. Oklahomans help fund the Wildlife Diversity Program through the purchase of wildlife conservation specialty license plates, product purchases, individual donations and an annual state income tax check-off. Please send comments to email@example.com. About Us Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Commission Mike Bloodworth - Hugo - Chairman M. David Riggs - Sand Springs -Vice Chairman John Zelbst - Meers - Secretary Ed Abel - Oklahoma City John D. Groendyke - Enid Bruce Mabrey - Okmulgee Dan Robbins - Altus Harland Stonecipher - Centrahoma Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Richard Hatcher - Director Melinda Sturgess-Streich - Asst. Director of Administration and Finance Wade Free - Assistant Director of Operations Barry Bolton - Chief, Fisheries Alan Peoples - Chief, Wildlife Robert Fleenor - Chief, Law Enforcement Nels Rodefeld - Chief, Information and Education Editor Contributing Staff Rachel Bradley Melynda Hickman, Russ Horton, William “Buck” Ray, Curtis Tackett, Mark Howery, Larry Weimers, Michael Bergin Outdoor Calendar January 17: Bob Walshaw will present a hands on bluebird program including how to deal with the killer house sparrows at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow at 7 p.m. This event will be held in the upstairs seminar room, is free and open to the public and door prizes will be awarded. For more information (918) 355-7600. 17: Vegetable Gardening Seminar at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium. This evening seminar will get you started on the right foot to establish a productive vegetable garden. Seminar starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. No registration fee. 31: Prescribed Burn Workshop. Workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch. To register call the Noble Foundation at (580) 224-6411 or www.noble.org/AgEvents CONGRATULATIONS! Wildscape Certified Property: #0458 Shelley Shoreland, McClain County For more information on wildscapes contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Okla State Agency||Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Department of|
|Alternative title||Wild side e-extra|
Oklahoma. Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Oklahoma. Wildlife Diversity Program.
|Publisher||Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation|
|Publication Date||2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012|
|Serial holdings||Electronic holdings: 2007-1/2012|
Oklahoma. Wildlife Diversity Program--Periodicals.
|Purpose||"The Wildlife Diversity Program monitors and manages the state's wildlife and fish species that are not hunted or fished."|
|Notes||issues through 1/2012|
|OkDocs Class#||W2800.6 W668s|
|For all issues click||W2800.6 W668s|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Downloaded from agency website: www.wildlifedepartment.com|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|