Public Hunting Areas: Special Regulations

In addition to general hunting regulations, statewide species regulations and Department-managed area rules, this section addresses special regulations that apply to public hunting lands.  If a species or season is not listed, refer to statewide seasons and regulations.

  • Areas are closed to all activities during controlled hunts and other listed closure dates.
  • Areas with controlled hunts are subject to change annually.  Visit controlled hunts for information on applying for elk, antelope, deer, youth deer, deer hunts for Motor Vehicle or Non-Ambulatory Permittees, spring turkey and youth spring turkey controlled hunts.
  • The application period for controlled hunts generally opens early April.

CONSERVATION PASSPORT AREA: People who use Department-owned areas for nonhunting or nonfishing activities, such as bird-watching or photography, are required to have either a Wildlife Conservation Passport or any current hunting or fishing license issued by the Wildlife Department.  For complete conservation passport license info go here.

  = Conservation Passport Area

Altus-Lugert WMA

Greer, Kiowa

Unless otherwise provided, firearms are restricted to shotguns and rimfire only.

Closed Seasons
Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Deer Muzzleloader, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Turkey Fall Archery, Turkey Fall Gun
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Youth Deer Gun

Closed to antlerless hunting. Archery, shotguns with slugs and muzzleloading equipment only.

  • Deer Gun

Open the first nine days only. Closed to antlerless hunting. Archery, shotguns with slugs and muzzleloading equipment only.

  • Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Sandhill Cranes, Quail, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Trapping

 Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only through Jan 31. Open same as statewide Feb 1 through end of February.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined, area combined. Hunting hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily.

  • Quail

Closed to non-resident hunting February 1-15. 

Additional Restrictions:

No camping allowed.

American Horse 

Blaine

Open only from Sept. 1 through the end of spring turkey season each year. Deer hunting restricted to shotgun, muzzleloader, or archery only.

Closed Seasons
Trapping

Arbuckle Springs WMA 

Johnston

Area closed to all activities for controlled deer hunts Nov. 19-20, 2022.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Youth Deer Gun, Deer Archery, Turkey Fall Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Dove, Quail, Rail, Woodcock, Snipe, Crow, Waterfowl, Squirrel, Rabbit, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Trapping

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season. Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting activities, except for hunter and/or angler camping and fishing, from Oct. 1 - Feb. 15.

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

Arcadia CEA

Oklahoma

All hunting seasons are closed except controlled archery deer hunts, which may be offered through the City of Edmond. For more information log on to edmondok.com.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting and nonfishing activities Oct. 1 - Jan. 15.

Walk-in fishing allowed year-round in Arcadia Lake, but not in any ponds.

No camping allowed.

Atoka PHA 

Atoka
Closed Seasons
Turkey Fall Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Bear Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Bear Muzzleloader, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Turkey Fall Archery, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Trapping
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Gun

Open the first nine days only.

  • Quail, Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting activities, except hunter camping, from Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 and during spring turkey season.

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

Atoka WMA 

Atoka

Area closed to all activities for controlled deer hunt Nov. 18-20, 2022.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Turkey Fall Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Bear Muzzleloader
Same As Statewide Seasons
Dove, Bear Archery, Turkey Fall Archery, Deer Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Quail

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Rabbit, Squirrel

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season and closed during spring turkey season.

  • Trapping

Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting activities, except hunter camping, from Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 and during spring turkey season.

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

Barren Fork WMA 

Adair
Closed Seasons
Turkey Fall Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Archery, Turkey Spring, Squirrel, Rabbit, Crow, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Snipe, Woodcock, Deer Archery, Deer Muzzleloader, Deer Gun, Trapping, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Waterfowl
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Quail

Same as statewide season dates, except closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers

Same as statewide season dates, except closed from opening day of deer archery season through the first 9 days of deer gun season.

Additional Restrictions:

No camping allowed.

Beaver River WMA 

Beaver

Area closed to all activities for controlled deer hunts Nov. 19-20, 2022.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers
Same As Statewide Seasons
Youth Deer Gun, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Turkey Fall Archery, Deer Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Crow, Snipe, Woodcock, Rabbit, Squirrel

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Deer Muzzleloader

Closed to antlerless mule deer hunting.

  • Waterfowl, Sandhill Cranes, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed during deer gun season.

  • Pheasant

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season. Hunting hours close at 4:30 p.m. daily.

  • Turkey Fall Gun

Shotgun only.

  • Trapping

Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only through Jan 31. Open same as statewide Feb 1 through end of February.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined. Hunting hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily.

  • Quail

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season. Hunting hours close at 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed to non-resident hunting February 1-15.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting activities, except hunter camping, from Oct. 1 - Feb. 15.

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

Beaver River WMA - McFarland Unit 

Beaver

Area closed to all activities for controlled deer hunts Oct. 14-16, Oct. 22-23 and Nov. 19-20, 2022.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers
Same As Statewide Seasons
Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Turkey Fall Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Archery, Crow, Snipe, Woodcock, Rabbit, Squirrel

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Pheasant

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season. Hunting hours close at 4:30 p.m. daily.

  • Trapping

Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only through Jan 31. Open same as statewide Feb 1 through end of February.

  • Predator/Furbearer Calling, Sandhill Cranes, Waterfowl

Closed during deer gun season.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined. Hunting hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily.

  • Quail

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season. Hunting hours close at 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed to non-resident hunting February 1-15.

Additional Restrictions:

Areas in Section 1 and 12, T4N, R23E and Section 7, T4N, R24E are restricted to archery and shotgun with pellets only.

Black Kettle WMA

Roger Mills
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Dove, Turkey Fall Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Gun

Open the first nine days only.

  • Crow, Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Sandhill Cranes, Rail, Gallinule, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Fall Gun

Shotgun only.

  • Trapping

 Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only through Jan 31. Open same as statewide Feb 1 through end of February.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

Hunting hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily. One-tom limit, seasons combined.

  • Quail

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.  Closed to non-resident hunting February 1-15.

Additional Restrictions:

Skipout, Spring Creek and Black Kettle recreation areas are closed to hunting.

OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) use is regulated by the U.S. Forest Service.

Camping is allowed in accordance with U.S. Forest Service regulations.