Oklahoma governor, Choctaw Nation agree to hunting compact
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Choctaw Nation have agreed to a one-year extension of a hunting and fishing compact that was set to expire at the end of the year.
Stitt’s office announced Tuesday that the governor and Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton signed the extension late Monday.
Under the agreement, the Choctaw Nation agrees to purchase 50,000 compact licenses for $2 each for its Oklahoma residents between the ages of 16 and 64 years old.
The compact also calls for the Choctaw Nation to pay a lump sum of $200,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
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