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Youth Bonus Deer Hunt

Each year youth hunters have a unique opportunity to participate in one or numerous bonus deer hunts that take place on private land. There are two application periods that offer hunts on private lands. The first opens in April with the standard Controlled Hunts application period for any youth deer hunter. The other is in early August and is only for beginning hunters, namely those that have harvested fewer than 2 deer in their hunting career.

To be eligible to apply for these private lands youth hunts, youth must have completed their hunter education requirements prior to applying and must be 12-17 years old at the time of their scheduled hunt.

2023 Private Lands Youth Deer Hunts

Hunts open to any youth deer hunter:

Seven private lands antlerless youth controlled hunts are being offered during the Controlled Hunts application period April 3 through May 22.

  • Beckham County

    • Oct. 6-7, 2023
    • Oct. 13-14, 2023
    • Dec. 8-9, 2023
    • Dec. 15-16, 2023
  • Cleveland County
    • Oct. 20-21, 2023
  • Leflore County
    • Dec. 15-16, 2023
  • McClain County
    • Oct. 13-14, 2023

Hunts open to beginner only hunters:

Applications and hunt locations and dates will be available in early August.

How to Apply

Please visit and login in or create an account to apply. Once logged in follow the controlled hunts tile to access the application. Email notifications to those successfully drawn will be sent after the application period closes. This could take a couple of weeks. Successfully drawn applicants will need to login to their Go Outdoors Oklahoma license account to purchase their required licenses and/or permits and access their award letter which outlines specific information about their hunt.

If you have any questions before applying please contact Kyle Johnson at (405) 590-2584.

Go Outdoors Oklahoma, Controlled Hunts tile highlighted with a red box around it.

To access the application, once logged into GoOutdoors Oklahoma click the CONTROLLED HUNTS tile.