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Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commissioners gather to inspect a Patriot airboat donated to ODWC's Law Enforcement Division through the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Front row from left are Commissioner Mark Mabrey, Commissioner Tim Diehl, ODWC Assistant Director Wade Free, Commissioner D. Chad Dillingham, Commissioner John P. Zelbst, Commissioner Leigh Gaddis, Commissioner Jess Kane, Commissioner Rick Holder, and Commissioner James V. Barwick. In the airboat, from left, are Game Warden Stephen Paul, Law Enforcement Assistant Chief Wade Farrar, ODWC Director J.D. Strong, OWCF Executive Director Rick Grundman, and Law Enforcement Chief Col. Nathan Erdman.

At their November meeting, members of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission accepted the donation of a Patriot Airboat from the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission (OWCF). Thanks to a generous donation from John and Deborah Hale and their Red Rock Ranch (Redrockranchok.com), OWCF was able to purchase a Law Enforcement Airboat for Game Wardens to protect game and people in Oklahoma’s shallow water areas.

Today’s airboat donation provides much needed equipment to support Oklahoma’s Game Wardens who protect our wildlife and the peace across our great state! The airboat joins other Foundation donations for Oklahoma Game Wardens like self-inflating personal flotation devices and duty ammunition.

If you support conservation, fishing, and hunting in Oklahoma, please consider making a donation to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation, so we can continue to help Oklahoma’s wildlife and wild spaces.

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