Oklahomans Can Protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken

By Senator James Lankford (R-OK) When Oklahomans think about chicken, they might think about the fried kind in Okarche or multiple other great chicken places in Oklahoma. But, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is locked in on a different kind of chicken in western Oklahoma, the lesser prairie-chicken. Since 2012, Oklahoma farmers, ranchers, and businesses have spent countless hours and dollars to keep the lesser prairie-chicken off the threatened list under the Endangered Species Act. All of that voluntary conservation has led to increasing population for “the chicken” in western Oklahoma. Rain also helps the bird population. But instead…

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