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Conservation Highlights from 2023

Read about your Wildlife Department’s most recent conservation efforts and find out how ODWC is keeping Oklahoma’s conservation legacy alive and well.

Next Year's Hunting Season Dates

How and when Oklahoma's hunting season dates are set can get complicated. But for the most part, hunting seasons are either on the same date or the same weekend every year.

How Waterfowlers Can Help Prevent Spread of ANS

Duck and goose hunters have a role to play in helping to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic nuisance species. Here are some ways they can help.

Missed Hunting Opportunities

Lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors exist on Oklahoma's wildlife management areas.

Public Land Alternatives to Private Land Hunting

Wondering where to hunt? If you're looking for public hunting opportunities in Oklahoma, here are a few areas to get you started.

Youth Deer Gun Season Tips: A Guide for Youth & Parents

The full scoop on how to "go out and do" the youth deer gun season, for kids and adult mentors.

2022-2023 Big Game Harvest Report

This past season, Oklahoma’s big game hunters set several harvest records — again! A new mark was set for overall deer harvest in the state; hunters reported taking 134,158 combined in all 2022-23 deer seasons.

The Pros and Cons of Food Plots

A common misconception is that managing habitat for wildlife requires food plantings or a food plot. Conversely, good wildlife management does not require food plantings and, likewise, food plantings alone are not indicative of good wildlife management.

ODWC Shooting Range Update

As shooting sports grow in popularity, see what the Wildlife Department is doing on WMAs to make sure there's a place for you to shoot.

Small Game: A Guide for Hunters

Small game hunting is due for a resurgence.