OLAP Regulations (Hunting)

The Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP) enrolls private lands to allow public access for hunting, fishing, stream access and/or wildlife viewing. Accessing by foot, sportspersons can enter and use OLAP lands without obtaining special permission or paying a separate fee. The goal of the OLAP is to increase hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities in areas with limited public access.

Attention: All sportspersons using OLAP lands are responsible to know and understand the rules of the program, as well as the rules of each property. In addition to program rules, state and federal regulations apply. OLAP lands are considered Department-managed lands and all statewide regulations and license requirements apply.

The Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP)

The Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP) enrolls private lands to allow public access for hunting, fishing, stream access and/or wildlife viewing. Accessing by foot, sportspersons can enter and use OLAP lands without obtaining special permission or paying a separate fee. The goal of the OLAP is to increase hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities in areas with limited public access.

Attention: All sportspersons using OLAP lands are responsible to know and understand the rules of the program, as well as the rules of each property. In addition to program rules, state and federal regulations apply. OLAP lands are considered Department-managed lands and all statewide regulations and license requirements apply.

General Regulations

Unless exempt, users must have a valid hunting license to access walk-in hunting areas.

OLAP Walk-In Area

OLAP walk-in areas are considered Department-managed lands and are subject to all regulations listed on Department-Managed Area Rules.

It is unlawful for any person to refuse to leave an OLAP walk-in area when requested by the landowner, Department representative or law enforcement officer.

Any unlawful removal of OLAP signs, kiosks, maps or other postings is prohibited and may result in immediate termination of the offender’s hunting and/or fishing license, in addition to any applicable fines.

Walk-in Access Only

Foot-traffic only. Horses and all vehicles, including bicycles are prohibited.

Bag Limits & Seasons

Hunting season and bag limits, same as statewide.

Dogs

Dogs allowed for pursuit of game only (except bear, deer, antelope, and turkey), with the exception of service dogs. Leashed dogs may be used to track downed game after notifying the game warden of location and having no means of take on persons while tracking. Ferel hogs are not game.

Alcohol, Overnight Camping & Fires

Prohibited on OLAP walk-in areas. No smoking or open flame of any kind.

Access Hours

Access is allowed from two hours before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. If retrieving game after hours, notify game warden via text or phone call.

OLAP Map Directory

The OLAP Map Directory provides real-time maps and information including access dates, special restrictions, temporary closure alerts, printable PDF maps, and more.

Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP) Map

 

OLAP: Code of Conduct

  • Always think safety first and shooting game second.
  • Respect the landowner. The future of the program depends on the participation of landowners.
  • Pack it in, pack it out. If you see someone else’s trash, please pick it up.
  • Remember to pick up your shotgun hulls.
  • Don’t shoot over property boundaries.
  • Use access points, gates, or corners when available. Don’t stretch fence while crossing.
  • Respect fellow sportspersons and maintain a safe and appropriate distance.
  • Respect safety buffer zones.

Hunting Regulations

Trapping

OLAP walk-in hunting areas are open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only. All other traps are prohibited.

Quail, Pheasant

Hunting hours close at 4:30 p.m. daily.

Elk

Elk hunting is prohibited on OLAP walk-in areas.

Littering

Littering is prohibited; pack trash out. Pick up shotgun hulls.

Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

Hunting hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily.

Feral Hog

Refer to public lands regulations for feral hogs on Hog Regulations.

Baiting

Prohibited. See baiting regulations for Department-managed lands on Department-Managed Area Rules.

(go here for info on OLAP Fishing Regulations)

The following are OLAP Walk-In Hunting Area and Wildlife Viewing Area signs.
Note: signs are color-coordinated with the area specific regulations listed below them.

OLAP Walk-In Hunting Area Archery/Shotgun Only Sign

OLAP Walk-In Hunting Area – Archery/Shotgun Only

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  • Only archery and shotgun permitted.
  • No shot larger than T, slugs prohibited.
  • Centerfire, rimfire, and muzzleloading rifles are prohibited.
  • Hunting only, all other activities are prohibited.
OLAP Limited Access Daily Use Permit Required Sign

OLAP Walk-In Limited Access

Consult restrictions for Limited Access walk-in areas.

  • Daily Use Permit required.
  • Consult OLAP webpage for daily use permit, access types, access dates, allowed means of take, etc.
OLAP Walk-In Wildlife Viewing Area Annual Access Sign

OLAP Walk-In Wildlife Viewing – Annual Access

  • Hunting is prohibited.
  • Fishing is prohibited, unless otherwise posted.
  • Hunting and/or fishing license is NOT required for wildlife viewing.