1. Staff

Mike Porter

Senior Wildlife and Fisheries Consultant

Porter is a senior wildlife and fisheries consultant in the producer relations program. When he joined the organization in 1980, he was the first wildlife consultant in the organization, and, through his effort, the division began a wildlife and fisheries program.

Porter has considerable experience managing white-tailed deer, beaver, bobwhite, turkey, mourning dove, waterfowl, eastern bluebird, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, grass carp, hunting leases, prescribed burns, woody plantings, erosion, ponds, aquatic plants, water quality and other aspects of natural resources. His career has been devoted to helping people, especially land managers, better understand, conserve, and manage wildlife and fisheries resources.

Before coming to the Noble Research Institute, Porter worked as an independent wildlife management consultant for ranchers in South Texas, as a range research technical assistant for Texas A&M University Range Sciences Department, and as a graduate research assistant for the Texas A&M University Wildlife and Fisheries Department.

Porter was born and raised in North Texas.

  • Master of Agriculture in Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University, 1978
  • Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1977
Honors and Awards
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Publication and Creativity Award, 2020
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Publication and Creativity Award, 2017
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Publication and Creativity Award, 2016
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Oklahoma Award, 1999 and 2010
  • Native Plant Society of Texas Donovan Stewart Correll Memorial Award, 1996
  • Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Publication Award, 1992 and 1993
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Wildlife Landowner Award, 1992
  • Oklahoma Wildlife Federation Conservation Organization of the Year, 1982
Professional Memberships
  • American Fisheries Society
    • Oklahoma Chapter
  • Feral Hog Community of Practice
  • Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council
  • Oklahoma Prescribed Fire Council
  • Society for Range Management
    • Oklahoma Section
  • Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association
  • Oklahoma Wildlife Management Foundation
  • Prescribed Fire Community of Practice
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Southeast Section
    • Oklahoma Chapter
    • Texas Chapter