State Affiliate of the National Rifle Association Affiliate of the Civilian Marksmanship Program Founded in 1927.
The mission of the ORA is to protect and preserve the shooting sports at
the state level. ORA will promote and improve the shooting sports by
sponsoring marksmanship training and competitions throughout the state of
ORA will work for the rights of the gun owner, shooter, collector, hunter,
archer, black powder enthusiast. ORA will support the free exchange of
ideas, information and education related to gun ownership, shooting,
hunting, firearms and related topics.
Friday, December 19, 2014
United States Senator!
Comment Period Open for Rule Change Proposals
Dec. 8, 2014 -
Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife
Conservation proposes changes in Title 800, the
administrative rules that govern hunting, fishing
and Department operations. The public comment period
is now open for this year's proposed rule changes.
Many proposed changes for 2015 are simple
housekeeping matters, while some are more
substantial. Highlights of this year's rule changes
statewide flathead catfish bag limit to five daily.
Decrease the statewide minimum length limit for
walleye, saugeye and sauger from 18 to 14 inches.
Prohibit the removal
of live feral hogs from any wildlife management
Anyone wishing to
make comments on any of the proposed rule changes
may do so via the online public comment form at
Online public comment
period will close at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2015. The
same deadline applies for written comments, which
can be mailed to Oklahoma Department of Wildlife
Conservation, Re: Public Comment, P.O. Box 53465,
Oklahoma City, OK 73152.
voice their comments in person during a public
hearing on the 2015 proposed rule changes beginning
at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 2015, at Wildlife Department
headquarters, 1801 N. Lincoln in Oklahoma City.
conducts surveys on wildlife resources. These
surveys and resulting data analysis provide answers
to problems facing wildlife biologists before
management plans or programs are enacted.
economy remains the voting public’s top issue, yet
Obama has focused on anything but job
creation since winning re-election.
Obama claims he pursues lower-priority goals based
on “science.” Yet when he recently announced a
climate change initiative, the president ignored
scientific data showing global warming projections
have been wrong for more than a decade.
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Notice to all Members
- If you need to file a change
of address, please use our
change of address form. If your
address is not up to date, this will cause a delay
in receiving the sharpshooter and your
membership cards and it will cost the ORA funds in
re-mailing. Thank you, the ORA staff.
In the late Summer of 2005, ORA Executive Director
Charles Smith walked into the Capitol office of
longtime ORA member and friend State Rep. Kevin
Calvey. “Kevin, we need something like this,”
handing him a copy of Florida’s “Castle Doctrine”
law. Rep. Calvey subsequently authored the
bill, adding additional safeguards.
During the next session his bill was introduced and
adopted. Oklahoma now had the best
“Castle Doctrine” law in the nation, thanks to Kevin
Calvey and the ORA.