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Snakes of Oklahoma

In this educational video, Mike Porter discusses characteristics of some of the most common snakes found in Oklahoma, with a special emphasis on species living in the south-central part of the state. Porter shows photos and gives tips to recognize many species as well as visual clues to help differentiate venomous and non-venomous snakes.
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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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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...
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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...
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Livestock Water Access Point in Pond Fence

Diagram of a pond fence with a livestock water access point. View Publication
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  • 2011
  • March

Filamentous Algae

Filamentous algae are a common concern among pond owners. Sometimes referred to as pond scum or incorrectly as moss, filamentous algae include hundreds of species; many are true algae, while several are cyanobacteria.
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  • 2017
  • November

Selecting Land to Optimize Wildlife Goals

Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.

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  • 2018
  • May 2018

How to Properly Stock and Manage Channel Catfish

Channel catfish is one of the three most commonly stocked fish species in Southern Great Plains (largemouth bass and bluegill are the others). Properly managed channel catfish provides an enjoyable sport fishery with relatively predictable results.

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  • 1995
  • June

Hook and Line Fish Sampling

This article was revised in 2005. Hook and line fish sampling combined with summer seine sampling can tell a pond manager quite a bit about the fishery in a pond (seine sampling is described in a...
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  • 2012
  • September

Funnel Trap Fish Survey

Funnel trapping provides useful information about fish species present in a pond and likely provides the best option for pond managers to evaluate the presence and abundance of small catfish such as bullheads.