The U.S. Department of the Interior will open more federal lands to hunting and fishing across the nation, including sites in Oklahoma.
In the new guidelines, the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge will now allow bowfishing. The Washita refuge will see expanded dove hunting.
For the first time, the Wichita Mountains refuge will open up to game bird, coyote, turkey and feral hog hunting.
In a statement, Congressman Tom Cole said, in part, “This will aid in preserving public lands for the future, while allowing further outdoor sporting. This final rule is an achievement for conservationists and sportsmen alike.”