Step 5: Controlled Hunt Selections

DO NOT USE THE HUNT NUMBER YOU USED LAST YEAR.
HUNT NUMBERS MIGHT CHANGE EVERY YEAR!



Category 1 - Elk Hunts

Can only be drawn once in a lifetime if drawn in 2002 or later. Minimum age requirement for Controlled Hunts is 14, unless otherwise specified. One applicant only; NO GROUP APPLICATIONS. Up to three hunt choices may be selected.

Name of Area

Hunt Date

Number of Permits

Type of Hunt

Hunt #

Cookson WMA

Oct. 28-29

1 Either-Sex

Gun

1001

Wichita Mts. NWR(A)

Dec. 12-14

30 Bull

Gun

1020

Wichita Mts. NWR(A)

Dec. 12-14

70 Cow

Gun

1021

Wichita Mts. NWR(A)

Jan. 9-11, 2018

30 Bull

Gun

1022

Wichita Mts. NWR(A)

Jan. 9-11, 2018

70 Cow

Gun

1023

A) SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should only apply if they have the physical ability to walk and climb in extremely rough and mountainous terrain and possibly in extreme winter weather. Expect rigorous exercise during hunts. It is highly recommended that hunters realistically assess their physical abilities before applying. Selected Wichita Mountains NWR elk applicants must attend a pre-hunt briefing at 10:00 a.m. on the day preceding their hunt at the refuge Visitor Center. Minimum age requirement is 18 years of age. Hunters have the responsibility to remove their harvested elk from the field and are strongly encouraged to bring a helper to assist with the removal of carcass from hunt area. Firearm requirements are centerfire only rifles of .270 caliber or larger. All handguns are prohibited. There is a five (5) shells per day limit.


Category 2 - Antelope Hunts

Can only be drawn once in a lifetime if drawn in 2002 or later. Minimum age requirements for Controlled Hunts is 14. One applicant only; NO GROUP APPLICATIONS. Up to three (3) hunt choices may be selected. These hunts occur on private property. The Wildlife Dept. does not maintain a record of available private lands. It is the responsibility of all successful applicants to contact landowners and obtain written permission prior to hunting on private lands and the hunter must have this written permission in possession while hunting. Private land access fees may be charged by the landowner.

Name of Area

Hunt Date

Number of Permits

Type of Hunt

Hunt #

Cimarron County

Sep. 7-10

20 Either-Sex

Gun

2001

Cimarron County

Sep. 11-20

50 Doe Only

Gun

2002

Texas County

Sep. 7-10

5 Either-Sex

Gun

2010

Texas County

Sep. 11-20

20 Doe Only

Gun

2011


Category 3 - Deer Hunts

Apply for up to five hunt choices for all deer hunts combined. Minimum age requirements for Controlled Hunts is 14, unless otherwise specified. Up to four hunters may apply together. Submit only one application for Category 3.

Name of Area

Hunt Date

Number of Permits

Type of Hunt

Hunt #

Atoka WMA(U)

Nov. 3-5

75 Either-Sex

Gun

3001

Beaver River WMA, McFarland Unit

Oct. 21-22

10 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3006

Beaver River WMA, McFarland Unit

Nov. 18-19

5 Either-Sex

Gun

3007

Beaver River WMA

Nov. 18-19

15 Either-Sex

Gun

3008

Beavers Bend State Park (River Bend)(E)

Jan. 5-7, 2018

15 (2) Antlerless Only

Archery

3015

Beavers Bend State Park (Golf Course)(E)

Jan. 5-7, 2018

15 (2) Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3016

Candy Creek WMA(I)

Oct. 21-29

12 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3020


Candy Creek WMA(I)

Nov. 18-Dec. 3

12 Either-Sex

Gun

3021

Canton WMA

Nov. 18-19

75 Either-Sex

Gun

3030

Cherokee GMA

Nov. 11

50 Either-Sex

Gun

3044

Cherokee GMA

Nov. 11

75 Antlerless Only

Gun

3045

Cherokee GMA

Nov. 12

50 Either-Sex

Gun

3046

Cherokee GMA

Nov. 12

75 Antlerless Only

Gun

3047

Cookson WMA

Nov. 11-12

18 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3060

Cookson WMA

Nov. 11

35 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3061

Cookson WMA

Nov. 12

35 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3062

Cookson WMA

Nov. 4-5

18 Either-Sex

Gun

3063

Cookson WMA

Nov. 4

35 Antlerless Only

Gun

3064

Cookson WMA

Nov. 5

35 Antlerless Only

Gun

3065

Cross Timbers WMA

Oct. 28-29

50 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Muzzleloader

3070

Cross Timbers WMA

Dec. 2-3

50 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

3071

Deep Fork NWR

Oct. 20-22

50 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3080

Deep Fork NWR

Oct. 27-29

50 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Muzzleloader

3081

Four Canyon Preserve(O)

Oct. 28-29

4 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3090

Four Canyon Preserve(O)

Oct. 28-29

2 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3091

Four Canyon Preserve(O)

Nov. 17-18

4 Antlerless Only

Gun

3092

Four Canyon Preserve(O)

Nov. 17-18

2 Either-Sex

Gun

3093

Ft. Gibson WRP

Oct. 24

50 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Archery

3110

Ft. Gibson WRP

Oct. 25

50 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3111

Ft. Gibson WRP

Nov. 7

50 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3112

Ft. Gibson WRP

Nov. 8

25 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3113

Ft. Gibson WRP

Nov. 8

25 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3114

Grady County WMA

Oct. 28-Nov. 5

10 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3120

Grady County WMA

Nov. 18-26

10 Either-Sex

Gun

3121

Hugo Lake COE

Jan. 5-7, 2018

15 Antlerless Only

Gun

3130

James Collins WMA

Nov. 18-19

50 Either-Sex

Gun

3140


Lexington WMA


Nov. 11

135 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E- S


Gun


3150


Lexington WMA


Nov. 12

135 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E- S


Gun


3151


Lexington WMA


Nov. 15

135 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E- S


Gun


3152


Lexington WMA


Nov. 16

135 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E- S


Gun


3153

Little River NWR(G)

Nov. 3-5

30 Either-Sex

Gun

3160

Little River NWR(G)

Nov. 10-12

30 Either-Sex

Gun

3161

McAlester AAP Physically Challenged(C)

Oct. 6-8

90 Either-Sex

Archery

3170

McAlester AAP(H)

Oct. 13-15

275 Either-Sex

Archery

3171

McAlester AAP(H)

Oct. 20-22

275 Either-Sex

Archery

3172

McAlester AAP(H)

Oct. 27-29

275 Either-Sex

Archery

3173

McAlester AAP(H)

Nov. 3-5

260 Either-Sex

Archery

3174

McAlester AAP(H)

Nov. 10-12

260 Either-Sex

Archery

3175


McCurtain Co. WA(B)

Nov. 3-5

16 Either-Sex

Gun

3190

McGee Creek WMA(U)

Oct. 27-29

100 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3200

McGee Creek WMA(U)

Nov. 3-5

75 Either-Sex

Gun

3201

Okmulgee GMA

Nov. 18

60 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

3210

Okmulgee GMA

Nov. 19

60 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

3211

Osage-Western Wall WMA

Nov. 9-12

25 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3220

Pushmataha WMA(U)

Nov. 10-12

75 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3230

Salt Plains NWR(Y)

Dec. 4-7

25 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Archery

3240

Salt Plains NWR Wilderness Area(W,Y)

Dec. 4-7

12 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Archery

3241

Salt Plains NWR(Y)

Nov. 6-8

25 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Muzzleloader

3242

Salt Plains NWR Wilderness Area(W,Y)

Nov. 6-8

12 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Muzzleloader

3243

Salt Plains NWR(Y)

Nov. 13-15

25 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

3244

Salt Plains NWR Wilderness Area(W,Y)

Nov. 13-15

12 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

3245

Salt Plains NWR(Y)

Nov. 27-29

25 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

3246

Salt Plains NWR Wilderness Area(W,Y)

Nov. 27-29

12 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

3247

Sandy Sanders WMA

Oct. 30-Nov. 5

50 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3270

Sequoyah NWR(Q)

Oct. 31-Nov. 3

20 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Archery

3280

Sequoyah NWR(Z)

Nov. 15-16

30 (2) Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3281

Sequoyah NWR(Z)

Nov. 29-30

30 (2) Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3282

Sequoyah NWR(Z)

Dec. 6-7

30 (2) Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3283

Sequoyah Resort Park(L)

Dec. 2-3

20 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Archery

3286

Spavinaw GMA

Oct. 28-29

30 Either-Sex

Gun

3290

Spavinaw GMA

Oct. 28-29

40 Antlerless Only

Gun

3291

Tishomingo NWR(D,R)

Dec. 7-8

20 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

3300

Washita NWR

Nov. 7-8

5 Antlerless Only

Gun

3320

Waurika WMA & COE Public

Nov. 13-15

15 Either-Sex

Muzzleloader

3330

Waurika WMA & COE Public

Nov. 13-15

25 Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

3331

Wichita Mts. NWR(F,N)

Nov. 14-16

30 Antlered Only

Gun

3340

Wichita Mts. NWR(F,N)

Nov. 14-16

40 Antlerless Only

Gun

3341

Great Salt Plains SP

Oct. 23-26

10 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Archery

3350

Great Salt Plains SP

Dec. 11-14

10 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Archery

3351

Texoma COE (Lakeside)

Jan. 12-14, 2018

8 Antlerless Only

Gun

3361

B) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at headquarters. Hunt begins after briefing and ends noon on Sunday.

C) Physically Challenged Archery Hunt - Applicants must have a permanent disability to the extent that they cannot use a conventional longbow (as certified by a physician licensed to practice in Oklahoma or bordering state), or a non-ambulatory or motor vehicle permit. A person who qualifies to use a crossbow shall have in his possession while in the field, and present at hunt check-in, written evidence of such certification. In addition, at McAlester AAP, selected applicants must report at 10 a.m. Thursday preceding their hunt to attend a pre-hunt briefing. Failure to attend this briefing will result in cancellation. Hunters younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Hunter may bring an assistant. Assistants will be allowed to transport hunters to and from the field and/or stands, but will not be allowed to hunt. Assistance will be provided for others as needed. Background checks will be conducted on all successful applicants and helpers prior to entry. Hunts may be cancelled at any time. A $40 federal user fee is required to participate in the hunt.

D) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing at 11 a.m. on the first day of the hunt at the Tishomingo NWR Refuge Headquarters. All handguns are prohibited at Tishomingo NWR.

E) Maximum of two (2) applicants per application.


F) Minimum age requirement is 18 years.

G) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at refuge headquarters on Friday. On Little River NWR, hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at refuge headquarters at 1 p.m. Friday, and hunting will begin following the briefing.

H) Selected applicants for deer archery hunts are required to report at 10 a.m. Thursday preceding their hunt to attend a pre-hunt briefing and check-in. Failure to attend briefing will result in cancellation. Hunts end at noon Sunday. Only traditional type bows (long bows or recurve bows) allowed. Minimum bow weight of 40 pounds, at 28 inches of draw. Bare bows, no attachments. COMPOUND BOWS AND CROSSBOWS ARE PROHIBITED. Hunters younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Background checks will be conducted on all successful applicants prior to entry. Hunts may be canceled at any time. A $40 federal user fee is required to participate in the hunt.

I) Other hunting seasons will be open on the WMA during this hunt period.

L) Sequoyah Resort Park hunters will be charged a $30 state park user fee, collected at check-in, in addition to the applicable permit and license fees.

M) One either-sex permit may be substituted for an antlerless-only permit for a limited number of applicants by random drawing at the hunt site on the day of the hunt.

N) Selected applicants must attend a pre-hunt briefing at 10 a.m. the day preceding their hunt at the Visitor Center. SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should be prepared for extremely rough terrain and expect rigorous exercise during hunts. Firearm requirements are the same as statewide deer gun season (centerfire only). All handguns are prohibited. There is a limit of five (5) shells per day.

O) Applicants must apply individually. No group applications.

Q) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing at noon on the first day of the hunt at refuge headquarters. Hunt begins after briefing and ends a half-hour after sunset on the last day of the hunt.

R) Hunters younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

U) Hunt begins at noon Friday and ends at noon Sunday. No-shows will not be filled; permit holders only.

W) This is an extremely physically demanding hunt in rough terrain with dense brush.

Y) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at refuge headquarters on the first day of the hunt. On Salt Plains NWR and Sequoyah NWR, hunters with disabilities requiring special accommodations should only apply for Deer Hunts for Persons with Non-ambulatory or Motor Vehicle Permit (Category 4).

Z) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing at 5:30 a.m. the first day of the hunt at refuge headquarters. Hunt begins after briefing and ends a half-hour after sunset on the second day.


Category 4 - Deer Hunts for People with a Non-ambulatory or Motor Vehicle Permit issued by ODWC

Only people who hold either a non-ambulatory permit or motor vehicle permit may apply for Category 4 either individually or with up to three additional hunters who possess one of these permits (except Salt Plains NWR, which is limited to one applicant only). Up to three (3) hunt choices may be selected. Applicants are limited to people possessing at least one of the following free permits prior to applying:Non-ambulatory Permit - People who are unable to walk due to a single-leg or double-leg amputation, paralysis of lower extremity(ies) and/or disease or injury and who use a wheelchair as their primary source of mobility as certified by a medical doctor licensed to practice in Oklahoma or a bordering state may receive this permit.ORMotor Vehicle Permit - People having a permanent disability that confines them to a wheelchair or requires the use of crutches, a walker or other means of support or assistance for body mobility as certified by a medical doctor licensed to practice in Oklahoma or a bordering state may receive this permit. Applicants must list hunting license type, hunting license number and either a non-ambulatory or motor vehicle permit number when applying for Category 4. People with these permits may also apply with non-permittees for Category 3 hunts (except for Salt Plains NWR), in which case accommodations can be made through the area manager for successful applicants possessing one of these permits.

Name of Area

Hunt Date

Number of Permits

Type of Hunt

Hunt #

Cherokee GMA

Oct. 28-29

40 Either-Sex

Gun

4001

Cookson WMA

Nov. 18-19

25 Either-Sex

Gun

4010

Copan COE Parks(O)

Dec. 8-10

4 (2) Either-Sex

Gun

4015

Hugo Lake COE(P)

Dec. 8-10

16 (2) See Code P

Gun

4030

Oologah Lake COE(O)

Nov. 10-12

8 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

4040

Salt Plains NWR(J,Y)

Nov. 6-8

2 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Muzzleloader

4050

Salt Plains NWR(J,Y)

Nov. 13-15

2 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

4051

Salt Plains NWR(J,Y)

Nov. 27-29

2 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

4052


Sequoyah NWR(J,Y)

Nov. 15-16

3 (2) Antlerless Only

Muzzleloader

4060

Sequoyah Resort Park(L)

Dec. 16-17

12 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Muzzleloader

4070

Tishomingo NWR(T)

Nov. 8-9

10 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

4080

Waurika WMA & COE Public

Nov. 7-9

6 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S

Gun

4090

G) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at refuge headquarters on Friday.

J) One applicant only. It is highly recommended hunters bring a non-hunting helper to assist in set up, deer cleaning, retrieval and check-in.

L) Sequoyah Resort Park hunters will be charged a $30 state park user fee, collected at check-in, in addition to applicable permit and license fees.

O) Applicants must apply individually. No group applications.

P) Two (2) deer limit. Two does, or one doe and one buck with minimum 15-inch antler spread. Hunt will begin at noon Friday and will end at noon Sunday.

T) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing at 11 a.m. the first day of the hunt at refuge headquarters. All handguns are prohibited. Hunters with disabilities may use an all-terrain vehicle with an ODWC Non-ambulatory Permit.

Y) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at the refuge headquarters on the first day of the hunt. On Salt Plains NWR and Sequoyah NWR, hunters with disabilities requiring special accommodations should only apply for Deer Hunts for Persons with Non-ambulatory or Motor Vehicle Permit (Category 4).


Category 5 - Youth Deer Hunts

Hunters must be 15 or younger on the first day of the hunt and must have completed hunter education certification or hold an apprentice-designated license. Youth hunters who hold an apprentice-designated license must be accompanied by an adult non-hunting partner 18 years old or older who possesses a certificate of hunter education or is exempt from either hunter education requirements or license requirements (except on McAlester AAP, Salt Plains NWR, and USDA Grazinglands Research Lab, where hunters must be 12-15 years old). Proof of age and hunter education certification are required at check- in. One (1) applicant only; NO GROUP APPLICATIONS. Up to three hunt choices may be selected. Applicants must report to area headquarters at times specified below. Sequoyah Resort Park hunters will be charged a $30 state park user fee collected at the check-in in addition to applicable permit and license fees. All participants are required to be accompanied by an adult non-hunting partner. Non-hunting partner does not need a hunting license and should not apply for this category. All handguns are prohibited on Tishomingo NWR. McAlester AAP hunters will be charged a $40 Federal User Fee.


Name of Area


Hunt Date


Number of Permits


Type of Hunt


Hunt #

Mandatory Pre- Hunt Meeting


Hunt Ends

Atoka WMA

Oct. 27-29

50 Either-Sex

Gun

5001

NOON FRI.

NOON SUN


Beaver River WMA, McFarland Unit


Oct. 14-15


15 Either-Sex


Gun


5006


7:00 pm Fri

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.


Camp Gruber Cantonment


Nov. 24-26


25 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S


Muzzleloader


5009


NOON FRI.

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.


Cherokee GMA


Nov. 4-5


50 Either-Sex


Gun


5010


No meeting

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.


Cookson WMA


Oct. 28-29


45 Either-Sex


Gun


5020


No meeting

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.


Deep Fork NWR


Oct. 13-15


25 (2) Only 1 Antlered


Muzzleloader


5030


NOON FRI.

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.


Ft. Cobb WMA and SP


Oct. 21-22


40 Antlerless Only


Muzzleloader/Shotgun


5040


5:00 PM FRI

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.



Ft. Gibson WRP


Nov. 11


20 (2) Only 1 Antlered


Muzzleloader


5050


5:00 am Sat

1/2 hr after sunset Sat.

Kaw Lake COE

Nov. 3-5

4 (2) 1 Either-Sex, 1 Doe

Gun

5055

1:00 PM FRI

NOON SUN

Hugo WMA

Oct. 13-15

25 Either-Sex

Gun

5060

NOON FRI.

NOON SUN

James Collins WMA

Oct. 20-22

60 Either-Sex

Gun

5070

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.

James Collins WMA

Oct. 27-29

60 Either-Sex

Gun

5071

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.

Keystone COE(G)

Dec. 8-10

9 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

5080

1:00 PM FRI

NOON SUN


Little River NWR(G)


Oct. 27-29


10 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S


Gun


5085


1:00 pm Fri

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.

McAlester AAP(K)

Nov. 24-26

25 Antlerless Only

Gun

5090

8:00 am Fri

Noon Sun.


Okmulgee GMA(G)


Nov. 4-5


24 (2) Only 1 Antlered


Gun


5110


7:00 PM FRI

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.


Okmulgee GMA(G)


Nov. 11-12


24 (2) Only 1 Antlered


Gun


5111


7:00 PM FRI

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.

Pine Creek WMA

Nov. 10-12

12 Either-Sex

Gun

5130

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.

Pushmataha WMA

Oct. 27-29

50 Either-Sex

Gun

5140

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.

Pushmataha WMA

Nov. 3-5

50 Either-Sex

Gun

5141

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.


Salt Plains NWR(G)


Nov. 3-5


25 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S


Gun


5150

11:00 AM FRI.

2.00 PM SUN.


Sequoyah NWR


Oct. 20-22


25 (2) Only 1 Antlered


Muzzleloader


5160


NOON FRI.

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.


Sequoyah Resort Park


Dec. 9-10


12 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S


Muzzleloader


5170


7:00 pm Fri

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.


Spavinaw GMA


Nov. 4-5


40 Either-Sex


Muzzleloader


5180


4:45 am Sat

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.

Spavinaw GMA

Nov. 10-12

40 Either-Sex

Gun

5181

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.


Tenkiller COE


Nov. 3-5


10 (2) Only 1 Antlered


Gun


5190


Noon Fri.

1/2 hr after sunset Sun.

Texoma COE (Burns Run)

Nov. 10-12

8 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

5200

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.

Texoma COE (Lakeside)

Nov. 3-5

8 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

5201

Noon Fri.

Noon Sun.


Tishomingo NWR


Oct. 19-20


20 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S


Gun


5210


11:00 AM THU

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET FRI


USDA Grazinglands R.L.(M)


Nov. 10-11


20 (2) Antlerless Only


Rifle


5220


1:00 pm Fri

1/2 hr after sunset Sat.


Washita NWR Youth Exemption


Oct. 6-7


10 Antlerless Only


Gun


5240


Noon Fri.

1/2 hr after sunset Sat.


Washita NWR Youth Exemption


Nov. 3-4


10 Antlerless Only


Gun


5260


Noon Fri.

1/2 hr after sunset Sat.


Oka'Yanahli Preserve


Nov. 10-12


10 (2) 1st Antlerless, 2nd E-S


Gun


5280


1:00 PM FRI

1/2 HR AFTER SUNSET SUN.

Skiatook COE(G)

Dec. 8-10

4 (2) Only 1 Antlered

Gun

5290

1:00 PM FRI

NOON SUN


G) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at refuge headquarters Friday.

K) Background checks will be conducted on all successful applicants and non-hunting partners prior to entry.

M) One either-sex permit may be substituted for an antlerless-only permit for a limited number of applicants by random drawing at the hunt site on the day of the hunt.


Category 6 - Spring Turkey Hunts

Minimum age requirements for Controlled Hunts is 14. Up to two hunters may apply together, except McAlester AAP applicants must apply in pairs. Up to three hunt choices may be selected.

Name of Area

Hunt Date

Number of Permits

Type of Hunt

Hunt #

Cross Timbers WMA

Apr. 6-10, 2018

10 Tom

Shotgun

6000

Cross Timbers WMA

Apr. 27-May 1, 2018

10 Tom

Shotgun

6001

Deep Fork NWR(O,S,X)

Apr. 20-22, 2018

5 Tom

Shotgun

6010

Four Canyon Preserve(O)

Apr. 6-7, 2018

2 Tom

Shotgun

6020

Four Canyon Preserve(O)

Apr. 13-14, 2018

2 Tom

Shotgun

6021

Little River NWR(G)

Apr. 20-22, 2018

20 Tom

Gun

6040

McAlester AAP(V)

Apr. 13-15, 2018

20 Tom

Gun

6050

McAlester AAP(V)

Apr. 20-22, 2018

20 Tom

Gun

6051

McCurtain Co. WA(U)

Apr. 20-22, 2018

16 Tom

Shotgun

6060

G) Hunters are required to attend a mandatory meeting at refuge headquarters at 1 p.m. Friday, and hunting will begin after the briefing.

O) Applicants must apply individually; no group applications.

S) Restricted to federally approved nontoxic shot only.

U) Hunt will begin at noon Friday and will end at noon Sunday.

V) Must apply in pairs. Background checks will be conducted on all successful applicants prior to entry. Hunts may be canceled at any time. A $40 federal user fee is required to participate in the hunt. A mandatory briefing will be conducted at 8 a.m. Friday before each hunt.

X) Applicants must report to area headquarters at noon Friday at Deep Fork to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing.


Category 7 - Youth Spring Turkey Hunts

Hunters must be 15 or younger on the first day of the hunt and have completed their hunter education certification or hold an apprentice-designated license. Youth hunters who hold an apprentice-designated license must be accompanied by an adult non-hunting partner 18 years old or older who possesses a certificate of hunter education or is exempt from either hunter education requirements or license requirements. Proof of age and hunter education certification are required at check-in. One (1) applicant only; NO GROUP APPLICATIONS. All hunts end at noon on Sunday. Up to three hunt choices may be selected. All participants are required to be accompanied by an adult who is a non-hunting partner. Non-hunting partner does not need a hunting license and does not need to apply.

Name of Area

Hunt Date

Number of Permits

Type of Hunt

Hunt #

Deep Fork NWR(S,X)

Apr. 6-8, 2018

7 Tom

Shotgun

7010

James Collins WMA

Apr. 14-15, 2018

10 Tom

Shotgun

7030

Washita NWR Youth Exemption

Apr. 6-9, 2018

5 Tom

Shotgun

7060

McGee Creek WMA

Apr. 14-15, 2018

10 Tom

Shotgun

7070

S) Restricted to federally approved nontoxic shot only.


X) Applicants must report to area headquarters at noon Friday at Deep Fork to attend a mandatory pre-hunt briefing.

For information regarding specific controlled hunts, please call the Department’s Wildlife Division at
(405) 521-2739.

Hunt Area Abbreviations

WMA - Wildlife Management Area
GMA - Game Management Area
NWR - National Wildlife Refuge
WRP - Waterfowl Refuge Portion
COE - Corps of Engineers
AAP - Army Ammunition Plant
WA - Wilderness Area
SP - State Park
USDA Grazinglands R.L. - Research Lab