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Kelly Bostian

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Kelly Bostian writes about and photographs all things involving the environment, conservation, wildlife, and outdoors recreation. Phone: 918-581-8357

Four flowering shrubs infected with a disease that can attack forests were found at an Oklahoma County Home Depot, and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is searching for 16 other plants that may have been in contact with the infected shrubs.

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Nah, bart that's on me. It clearly says pups in my notes ... I wrote it incorrectly and that was and oversight in editing on my part.

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It wasn't to the top of the conservation pool because the majority of its drainage comes from the west and north, but it did come up last week and they likely will hold more water there until the lakes lower in the Arkansas drainage have a chance to come down a little. Wednesday it is only 6…

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Kelly Bostian commented on Ian Sutton

Ian is one of those guys I only knew from short conversations at work but it was easy to know he was a character of the best sort. I wish I'd had a chance to know him better. I know he will be missed and my prayers go out to his family and close friends for healing and for infinite memories …

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Wardens and other law enforcement officers will respond to accidents if they're available and to reports of wounded deer roaming populated areas, but they do not provide road clean-up service. Someone in the neighborhood could call and get permission to haul the deer away or someone could be…

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Hi Jack.. Yes, the starlings are pretty thick along some streets downtown this year, including on 4th right next to the World building. I don't recommend parking there overnight.

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Very true. I could have been spelled out more clearly in the story. Thanks for adding the clarification.

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Just to be clear: Dianna-- hunters, primarily, pushed through the dedicated wildlife tax on firearms, ammo and hunting equipment 100 years ago (with several amendments since then). The money is not available for other uses like schools. Omar -- this is, in part, taxes on ammunition and ...…

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Interesting note: A beekeeper tells me the blooms on the hybridized Bradfords don't offer much pollen but the wild ones seem to have plenty, which makes sense as the Bradfords are meant to be sterile, non-reproducing.

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Yeah that was admittedly a little bit different. I was trying to give people a picture of the buckshot size without going into an explanation of what is No. 1 buckshot -- a handful of .30 caliber pellets gives you the picture. Example, my mother still thinks "buckshot" is any shotg…

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I've had the good fortune to hunt with people who identify as liberal politically -- darned good shots too. As far as my writings go, all who love the outdoors are welcome to share and enjoy no matter their politics. If there are some folks out there who have issues with the hunt -- no matte…