Singer Blake Shelton Appointed To State Post In Oklahoma

Chris Sommer
September 07, 2018 - 5:59 am
Blake Shelton

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Country music superstar Blake Shelton has been appointed to the board of a foundation that will raise funds for wildlife conservation in his home state of Oklahoma.

Shelton was appointed this week to the newly formed board of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. It will raise money for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. 

The state agency doesn't receive earmarked money from lawmakers. Instead, it operates off revenue from hunting and fishing licenses, and from federal excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment.

Officials say the new foundation is awaiting federal approval of non-profit status. They believe Shelton's status will help in its mission.

Shelton, also known for the TV game show "The Voice," and is a native of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.​