If you ever wanted to question the chief of the wildlife division for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, you will get your chance Friday on NewsOk.com.
Alan Peoples, head of the wildlife division for the Wildlife Department, will join me at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex Friday at 11:30 a.m. for an online chat.
Log on to NewsOk.com and go to the Outdoors page to join the 30-minute discussion about all things outdoors.
Among the topics will be the proposed changes in the current hunting regulations and the agency’s quail research project now underway, but you are welcome to ask whatever you want.
The public comment period on the new hunting regulation proposals end Jan. 13. The most controversial new hunting regulation proposals involve bear hunting and the baiting of wildlife on public wildlife management areas.
The Wildlife Department wants to eliminate its 20-bear quota for the bear archery season and hold a three-week archery season with no limit on the total number of bears that can be killed. For the past two years, the bear archery season lasted just two days or less because hunters killed a total of 20 bears that quickly.
After the archery season, a 20-bear quota would be in effect for the bear muzzleloader season that follows. The Wildlife Department also wants to eliminate all baiting of wildlife on the state’s public hunting areas.
Log on to NewsOk.com Friday at 11:30 a.m. to join the online chat to see what Peoples has to say about the proposals.