Waterfowl License Information

 

License, Stamp and Permit Requirements
1) Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Permit: All migratory bird hunters, including lifetime license holders who hunt migratory birds (dove, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, woodcock, rails, gallinules and snipe), must purchase and carry a Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit while hunting migratory birds. Permits are available from any Oklahoma hunting license dealer for $3 or can be purchased online at no cost at  www.wildlifedepartment.com. HIP permits are similar to the Oklahoma waterfowl hunting license in that they are valid from July 1 through the following June 30.
 

Sportsmen exempt from carrying the HIP Permit include:
a) all hunters under 16 years of age,
b) all hunters 64 years of age or older (or those who turn 64 during the calendar year in which they intend to hunt migratory birds), and
c) resident landowners hunting only on their own land.
 

2) Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal duck stamp): Federal law requires that every waterfowl hunter 16 years of age and over must carry on their person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, signed in ink across the face. These are available for $15 at U.S. Post Offices. "Waterfowl" refers to ducks and geese only. No federal duck stamp is required for coot or sandhill crane hunting.
 

3) Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting License (waterfowl stamp): Every resident 16 years of age and over and every nonresident (regardless of age) must have in their possession an Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting License while hunting waterfowl, unless exempt. Licenses are available from any Oklahoma hunting license dealer. Instant licenses are available at www.wildlifedepartment.com (a $3 convenience fee will be applied to your total). "Waterfowl" refers to ducks and geese only. No state waterfowl license is required for coot or sandhill crane hunting.

 

Sportsmen exempt from carrying the Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting License include:
a) resident landowners hunting on their own land,
b) ODWC resident lifetime hunting or combination license holders,
c) ODWC senior citizen hunting or combination license holders
d) residents born during 1922 or before, and
e) residents under 16 years of age.

4) Federal Sandhill Crane Permit: All sandhill crane hunters, including lifetime license holders, must now purchase the Federal Sandhill Crane Permit for $3. Permits are available from any Oklahoma hunting license dealer. Instant permits are available at www.wildlifedepartment.com (a convenience fee will be applied to your total).

5) Hunting License: Residents 16 years of age and older (unless exempt) and Nonresidents 14 years of age and older (unless exempt) must possess either an annual hunting or combination license. Refer to the current Oklahoma Hunting Guide for specific license exemptions.
 

Fishing and Hunting Legacy Permit: In 2009, legislation was passed to incorporate this permit into an annual hunting and fishing licenses.

 

 

Hunting Licenses and Fees