Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association 2010 Advocate of the Year - Representative Mike Sanders

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For immediate release – March 31, 2010



Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association 2010 Advocate of the Year -   Representative Mike Sanders

The Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association held its 4th Annual Convention and Legislative Reception on Monday March, 29 at the Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City.  After a day of business and educational meetings, including a presentation by Wildlife Commissioner John Groendyke, the meeting concluded with a Legislative Reception and awarding of the Wildlife Advocate of the Year awards.  This year’s recipients State Representative Mike Sanders of House District 59, Representative Ken Miller, District 81, Senator Ron Justice – District 23 and State Senator Todd Lamb – District 47

 Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association (OWMA) was formed in 2007 by a group of ranchers and wildlife managers dedicated to the conservation, management and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands.  OWMA serves as an advocate for the benefit of wildlife and for the rights of sportsmen in educational, scientific, political, regulatory, legal and legislative arenas.

OWMA interacts with the State Legislature to preserve Oklahoma’s outdoor and rural heritage. Dedicated to educating all persons especially the youth of Oklahoma, about the conservation, management and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat on private land to ensure the preservation of our cherished rural heritage for future generations.

Sportsmen, hunters and landowners fund nearly all of Oklahoma’s wildlife management through licensing, fees and land stewardship. Most wildlife actually lives on private lands. Thus, future maintenance of hunting, good land stewardship and strong private property rights are essential for the future of Oklahoma’s wildlife.

Even though OWMA is a relatively new organization, it has successfully  supported legislation in 2008, 2009 and again this year to curtail illegal hunting activities, including increased fines for trespassing, vandalizing and dumping waste on private land; removing agricultural land fencing or posting requirements for trespassing; increased fines for poaching on big game commercial hunting areas; and increased fines for poaching privately owned deer and other animals and increased fines for shooting across a roadway or railroad on to private property.

For more information about OWMA, or to join or support the organization, call Executive Director Adam Winters at 580.471.8264, or email info@ok-wildlife.com, or visit the OWMA Web site: www.ok-wildlife.com.   For Legislative Information, Contact:  Karel Brewster, 405-834-0834

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