The Commission:

  • Name: Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of voting members: 8
  • Term length: 8 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: Yes
  • Selection criteria per statute

The Commission shall consist of one member from each of eight districts of the state.”

  • From the Commission’s website

The Commission governs all Department operations and financial transactions. It oversees land and equipment purchases, wildlife management areas and fish hatcheries, plus the state’s hunting and fishing regulations.

The Agency:

  • Name: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Type: Standalone agency
  • Title of Agency Director: Director
  • Selection process: Appointed by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Mission statement from agency website

“We manage and protect 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.”

Revenue for Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (FY2023)

Other: Interest income (7.4%), Other wildlife sales (6.1%), Agriculture and oil leases (3.2%), Miscellaneous income (3.5%)

Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation FY23 Annual Report

Find Your State

America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

State Report

Agency Culture Memo

National Report