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Hunting Access

 

man in a wheelchair with hunting partner

 

The Department does  issue a number of special licenses and permits.

 


Controlled Hunt - Non-ambulatory Deer Hunts - Minimum age requirements for Controlled Hunts is 14 unless otherwise specified. Up to four hunters may apply together, except Salt Plains which requires only one hunter/application. Non-ambulatory is defined as those persons who are unable to walk due to: a) a single or double leg amputation, b) paralysis of lower extremity(ies), and/or c) disease or injury and must use a wheelchair as their primary source of mobility. Must have the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Non-ambulatory or Motor Vehicle Permit before applying for these Controlled Hunts.
 

Disability Hunting License
Persons who have resided in Oklahoma for at least six (6) months and who are receiving Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Income benefits, or persons receiving disability benefits under either the Federal Railroad Retirement Act or from the U.S. Postal Service may purchase a five-year disability hunting license for $10.

Honobia Creek/Three Rivers WMAs
A $16 annual Land Access Permit is required of all residents who hunt, fish, or otherwise use Honobia Creek and Three Rivers WMAs. Oklahoma residents who are under 18 years of age on the first day of the current calendar year or are 64 years of age or older are exempt from the permit requirements. Nonresidents are required to purchase a $25 annual Land Access Permit, no exceptions.

Motor Vehicle Permit to Hunt from a Motorized Vehicle
A five-year motor vehicle permit to hunt or take wildlife with the aid of a motor driven vehicle on Department-managed lands may be issued to residents having a permanent disability which 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 any state which borders this state.
Use of a motor vehicle for hunting is intended only as a means of facilitating access. During the actual taking of any wildlife, the vehicle being used by the permittee must be stopped and the engine must be turned off.
Use of a vehicle on Department-managed lands by a motor vehicle permittee is authorized only on roads or trails specifically designated as open for such activity. Off-road travel by a motor vehicle permittee is prohibited.

Nonambulatory Permit to Hunt from a Motorized Vehicle
A five–year nonambulatory permit to hunt or take wildlife with the aid of a motor driven vehicle on Department-managed lands may be issued to residents who are unable to walk due to a single or double leg amputation, paralysis of lower extremity(ies) and/or disease or injury and are confined to the use of a wheelchair as their primary source of mobility, as certified by a medical doctor licensed to practice in Oklahoma, or any state which borders this state.
Use of a motor vehicle for hunting is intended only as a means of facilitating access. During the actual taking of any wildlife, the vehicle being used by the permittee must be stopped and the engine must be turned off.
Off-road use of a vehicle on Department-managed lands by a nonambulatory permittee is authorized only on lands specifically designated as open for such activity. Maps of areas open to off-road use may be obtained from Department headquarters in Oklahoma City.