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  • 2014
  • January

Northern cardinal fascinates birdwatchers year-round

The northern cardinal is found across the eastern half of the United States, even into extreme southeastern Canada and much of Mexico.
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  • 2013
  • October

Management increases chance for trophy bucks

Most deer hunters, including me, are fascinated with large antlers. We generally want to see or harvest bucks with large antlers. "Trophy buck" is commonly used to describe a buck with large antlers; however, trophy buck means different things to different people.
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  • 2013
  • September

Resource management aids mourning dove migration

While sitting and waiting for mourning doves to fly by during hunting season, I find myself thinking about the journey these birds have embarked on and from where they have come.
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  • 2013
  • May

Conserving roost sites helps maintain Rio Grande turkey

Fall and winter roost habitat may be the most critical and limited Rio Grande turkey habitat. Wild turkeys roost in relatively tall, mature trees with large crowns, spreading horizontal branches, and relatively few woody plants and tall herbaceous plants under their canopies.
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  • 2012
  • October

Food Choice Plays Key Role in Attracting Migratory Ducks

An understanding of duck food preferences is important when managing impoundments and wetlands to attract migratory ducks. Dabbling ducks and wood ducks are the focus of most duck hunters and duck habitat managers in southern Oklahoma and northern Texas.
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  • 2012
  • September

Mourning Dove Abundance Can Be Managed

Mourning dove is the most abundant dove species, the most abundant game bird and one of the most abundant songbirds in southern Oklahoma and north Texas. Many people enjoy watching, feeding, photographing and hunting mourning dove. Yet, it is surprising how few landowners and land managers manage for dove.
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  • 2017
  • August

Cover Crops Add Diversity for Wildlife

Cover crops can add diversity to a system to benefit wildlife species in addition to extending the grazing season and improving soil health.

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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....
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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...
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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...