Blake Shelton Donates $20K To State Wildlife Dept. - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Blake Shelton Donates $20K To State Wildlife Dept.

Posted: Updated:
Blake Shelton gives a $20,000 check to Richard Hatcher, director of the Wildlife Department. Blake Shelton gives a $20,000 check to Richard Hatcher, director of the Wildlife Department.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton has donated thousands of dollars to a program designed to introduce kids in the Sooner State to the great outdoors.

After a concert in Tulsa on October 4, Shelton presented a check for $20,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The donation will be used to support the department's outdoor education programs.

The programs introduce children to the outdoor lifestyle that Blake has always enjoyed.

"I grew up out in the country, and life is just better lived outdoors," said Blake. "The Wildlife Department's youth education efforts are an important way to get kids back outdoors."

The wildlife department is in charge of conserving fish and wildlife in Oklahoma. Unlike other state agencies, it receives no state tax appropriation. It is funded primarily through hunting and fishing licenses, and the sale of certain sporting goods.

Learn more about the Oklahoma Wildlife Department

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.