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Ag Publications: Wildlife Discipline

Eastern Bluebird Nest Boxes

The eastern bluebird is perhaps one of the better known songbirds in Oklahoma. The male has a bright blue back, reddish chest and white belly. The female is somewhat duller in appearance. The...

Eastern Red-cedar: Positives, Negatives and Management

Eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a native evergreen tree. This now very common tree was once limited to rocky bluffs, deep canyons and other areas where fire historically did not occur....

Floating Polyethylene Pipe for Livestock Water Access at a Fenced Pond

Diagram of a polyethylene pipe floating livestock water access point. View Publication

Florida Largemouth Bass in Small Impoundments

Many pond owners in Oklahoma are interested in Florida largemouth bass because they tend to grow larger than northern largemouth bass (Figure 1). During the 1970s and early 1980s, fisheries...

How to Attract Wildlife to Your Property

With cities and towns spreading into rural areas and more people moving to the country, people and wildlife interactions are becoming more common. Attracting wildlife to ones property can be...

How to Survey the Fish in Your Pond

Many pond owners think surveying fish populations in a pond is something only a professional fisheries biologist can do. Determining the fish species present, their size distribution and relative...

Key Concepts Regarding Prescribed Fire

Fire is an important process in the ecology of most native plant and animal communities, especially in uplands. Most plant and animal communities in the Great Plains and eastern forests evolved with...

Key Concepts: Quality Largemouth Bass Sport Fishing in Ponds

Sport fishing is a common recreational use of many ponds. This handout highlights items that pond managers should consider when managing a pond for a quality largemouth bass sport fishery.

Livestock Water Access Point in Pond Fence

Diagram of a pond fence with a livestock water access point. View Publication

Quality of Native Plant Forage Species Important to White-tailed Deer and Goats in South Central Oklahoma

Deer or goat production can be viable enterprises for many landowners. In many areas, native forb and woody plant communities are capable of meeting the nutritional requirements of deer and goat....

Spotlight and Daylight Cruise Survey of Deer: Collecting and Interpreting Data

Introduction White-tailed deer are the primary game animal in Oklahoma and Texas, which means a substantial amount of interest is dedicated to them. A variety of companies makes everything from...

The Feral Hog in Oklahoma

Introduction Oklahomans have enjoyed or cursed feral hogs (Sus scrofa) in the southeastern and eastern parts of the state for several years. Oklahomans in many other areas of the state are following...

White-tailed Deer Antler Score: A Pictorial Presentation

From a hunting and economic perspective, white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, is the most important wildlife species in the eastern half of the U.S. More landowners and hunters in this region...