Antelope - Big Game Season

For requirements on hunter orange, legal means of taking, public lands, shooting hours, carcass disposal, more than one method of take in the field, tracking with dogs, field tagging and checking requirements, see Big Game Regulations.

Legal Antelope Buck Vs Doe, Any antelope that does not have a black cheek patch is legally considered a doe.  Does can have horns.

Combined Season Limit

Two: no more than one may be a buck. This includes antelope archery and antelope gun seasons. Antelope taken between Jan. 1-15, 2023, count toward the 2022 combined season limit.

Legal Buck Definition

Any antelope, regardless of sex, with a black cheek patch.

Written Landowner Permission

All antelope hunters must possess written permission from the landowner or, where appropriate, the lessee (tenant). Permission must be carried on the person while hunting antelope. Antelope hunters may only hunt on those lands for which they have written permission. Landowners, operators and immediate family are exempt from written permission.

Open Areas

Cimarron County and that portion of Texas County west of State Highway 136.

License Requirements

  • Residents: Must possess a hunting license (see License Exemptions) or proof of exemption. In addition, all antelope hunters must possess an antelope license for each antelope hunted or proof of exemption.
  • Nonresidents: Nonresident antelope hunters are exempt from a hunting license while hunting antelope, but they must possess a nonresident antelope license for each antelope hunted (unlesss exempt) or a resident lifetime hunting or combination hunting/fishing license.
  • Jan. 1-15: All hunters must possess an antelope license for the current calendar year and a current hunting license (see License Exemptions) or proof of exemption.

Antelope - Archery

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Two: no more than one may be a buck. Archery antelope are not bonus and count toward the combined season limit.

Antelope – Gun (either sex, draw only)

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(Drawing only)

Antelope – Gun (doe only, draw only)

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(Drawing only)

Antelope gun hunting is only available through the Department’s controlled hunts program or through the Landowner Permit Drawing (see wildlifedepartment.com.)

Gun Limit

Two: no more than one may be a buck. Antelope taken through controlled hunts or landowner permit are not bonus and count toward the combined season limit.

Legal sex and specific season dates will be designated on the controlled hunt or landowner permit.