Hunting Guide

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Online Regulations

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These are not a legal document. This is an interpretive summary of the Titles 29 and 800 of Oklahoma Statutes governing Fish and Wildlife laws as established by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission and contains those rules that affect the average angler. For a complete listing of official regulations, you can obtain copies of current Oklahoma Statutes through your local library.

 

Seasons  Reptile & Amphibian
Special License and Permits  Migratory Game Birds Regulations (Resident Goose and Teal Season)
Fishing and Hunting Legacy Permit Mountain Lion
Hunter Education Requirements Small Game (Squirrel, Rabbit, Prairie Dog) & Hogs
Apprentice-designated license Turkey 
License Exemptions Upland Game
I am a resident. I want to hunt. What licenses do I need? Youth Hunting Seasons and Regulations
General Hunting Regulations Hunters Against Hunger
Antelope Regulations Hunter Check Stations
Bear Seasons on Public Lands
Crow Wildlife Management Area Regulations
Deer Management Wildlife Management Area
Deer Regulations Public Lands Phone Numbers
Elk Regulations Game Warden Phone Numbers
Furbearer Sunrise-Sunset Table
   

 

The following are brief descriptions of regulation changes for the 2011-2012 season. This section is intended as a reference. However, you must still be familiar with all laws that apply to a particular season.

  • Some new hunting license options are available, such as the fiscal-year license. Other hunting licenses have been restructured. See pages 10 and 18-19 for more information.
  • A Southeast Region has been created for spring turkey hunting. The season will have a delayed start in this region, and will run from April 23, 2012 - May 6, 2012. The season limit will be one tom only. The Southeast Region includes Atoka, Choctaw, Coal, Latimer, Le Flore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha counties. See pages 30-31 for more information.
  • The Southwest Zone for dove season has been eliminated. The entire state has the same season, which runs from Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2011 and Dec. 24, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012. See page 34 for more information.
  • On Aug. 26, 2011, the age of exemption from hunter education lowers to 31.
  • On Aug. 26, 2011, the following changes will apply to the apprentice-designated license:

1. Hunters age 8 to 30 may purchase an apprentice-designated license.
2. The accompanying hunter age limit lowers to 18.

  • On Aug. 26, 2011, all hunters under the age of 10, hunter-education certified or not, must be accompanied while hunting big game.
  • Oklahoma is now a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, which covers 33 states. A violation in any member state can result in the loss of hunting or fishing privileges in all the states.
  • Several new laws have increased penalties for trespassing and altered trespass provisions. Visit www.wildlifedepartment.com/legislation.htm for complete information.

 

Regulation Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website or email info@odwc.state.ok.us

This information is a summary of Titles 29 and 800 of the Oklahoma Statutes governing Fish and Wildlife laws as established by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission and contains those rules that affect the average hunter. It is not a legal document. For a complete listing of official regulations, you can obtain copies of current Oklahoma Statutes through your local library.

 

 

 

updated May 10, 2013 09:25 AM