OK: Support your sport with a habitat patch

Approximately 97 percent of the land in Oklahoma is private
property, creating an ever-important need for more public land for
hunters, anglers and conservation efforts. Sportsmen can help
increase public hunting and fishing lands by ordering the Oklahoma
Department of Wildlife Conservation’s 2012 pronghorn antelope
habitat donor patch or donor hat, available now in the Wildlife
Department’s Outdoor Store on wildlifedepartment.com.

The revenue generated from the sale of the Wildlife Department’s
habitat donor patches goes into the Land Acquisition Fund, which is
used to purchase, lease, or acquire easements for property to be
used for public hunting and fishing.

“Habitat patches are an important way for wildlife enthusiasts and
sportsmen to support public hunting, fishing and conservation, and
also gain a collectable item,” said Melinda Sturgess-Streich,
assistant director of administration and finance for the Wildlife
Department. “This program ensures public hunting and fishing for
the future sportsmen and women of Oklahoma, as the Department has
purchased approximately 1.2 million acres of public land.”

To purchase a donor patch or hat, log on to the Wildlife
Department’s Outdoor Store
http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/facts_maps/outdoorstore.htm .
Outdoor Store order forms may also be found in copies of the
Wildlife Department’s Outdoor Oklahoma magazine. Additionally,
patches may be purchased at the Wildlife Department headquarters in
Oklahoma City.

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