Applications Due Aug. 16 for Private Lands Youth Bonus Antlerless Deer Hunts

July 31, 2020

Applications Due Aug. 16 for Private Lands Youth Bonus Antlerless Deer Hunts

Youth deer hunters have a unique opportunity to participate in one of eight bonus antlerless deer hunts that will take place on private land in:

  • Beckham County
    Oct. 9-10, 2020.
    Oct. 16-17, 2020.
    Dec. 11-12, 2020.
    Dec. 18-19, 2020.
  • Ellis County
    Oct. 9-11, 2020.
  • Love/Carter Counties
    Dec. 12, 2020 (mandatory orientation on Dec. 11, 2020).
  • Love County
    Dec. 11-12, 2020.
  • Sequoyah County
    Oct. 16-18, 2020.

This year, 72 youths will be selected to receive one of the bonus private lands antlerless deer gun permits. To be eligible, youths must have completed hunter education requirements prior to applying and must be age 12-17 at the time of their scheduled hunt.

"These hunts are on private property and should provide young hunters a great opportunity to see some deer as well as a chance to potentially harvest a doe," said Bill Dinkines, Chief of Wildlife for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission has endorsed the youth hunt program, and we are thankful for the landowners' willingness to allow these kids the opportunity to hunt on their properties."

To apply for a hunt, youth applicants must create and/or login to their Go Outdoors Oklahoma license account at https://quotahunt.gooutdoorsoklahoma.com/Hunts/CustomerLookup.aspx and apply no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, with the following information:

  • Hunter’s last four digits of social security number (to sign up/login to account).
  • Hunter’s first and last name.
  • Hunter’s date of birth.
  • Hunter’s mailing address.
  • Hunter education certification number. 
  • Accompanying adult’s first and last name.*
  • Accompanying adult’s telephone number.
  • Accompanying adult’s email address.
  • List of hunts by order of preference.**

* All youths participating in these hunts must have an adult (licensed or unlicensed) who is at least age 21 accompany them on their hunt.

** List the hunt(s) you wish to apply for by order of preference. Please do not list a hunt that you are not interested in or know in advance you cannot attend.

Antlerless deer taken by selected applicants during these youth hunts will be considered a bonus deer and will not count toward the hunter’s statewide season limit.

All applicants will receive an email notification on or before Aug. 21, 2020. Applicants that were successfully drawn will be provided specific information about their hunt and the deadline for purchasing the required license(s) through the Wildlife Department’s Go Outdoors Oklahoma license system. In general, each youth participant will be required to have a valid Oklahoma hunting license and a controlled hunt private lands youth antlerless deer license, unless exempt. 

If you have any questions before applying, please call Private Lands Biologist Kyle Johnson at (405) 590-2584.