Oklahoma Hunting News

“2012-13 Oklahoma Hunting Guide” Available Now Online

Hunters can log onto wildlifedepartment.com today to view a draft copy of the “2012-13 Oklahoma Hunting Guide” from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The new full-color guide contains statewide hunting regulations and season information for 2012 and 2013. It also features a wide range of hunting-related articles and  other helpful information, such as sunrise/sunset tables and detailed information on the state’s wildlife management areas.

Controlled Hunts Application Deadline Looming in Oklahoma

May 15 is the deadline for hunters to complete and submit their applications for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s controlled hunts drawings.

Oklahoma Controlled Hunts Application Online Now

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's popular controlled hunts program is open to online applicants now.

The controlled hunts program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter. Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.

Genetic Analysis from "Minco Mountain Lion" Confirms Ties to South Dakota

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation recently confirmed origins of the mountain lion struck and killed by a motorist in November 2011 near Minco.

Slate of Hunting and Fishing Regulation Changes Approved for Oklahoma in 2012

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission considered and voted on a slate of more than 30 proposed hunting, fishing and wildlife-related rule changes at its March meeting at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Wildlife Department Youth Camp Application Available Now

Teenagers can apply now to attend the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's annual Wildlife Youth Camp slated for June 24-29 at Oklahoma University Biological Station at Lake Texoma.

Twitter Users Stay Up On Oklahoma's Outdoors

Over 1,000 subscribers are now using Twitter to get the very latest news updates from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The Wildlife Department's regular brief updates provide sportsmen with information ranging from links to timely news stories, hunting season updates and last minute hunter education classes.

Current Twitter users can sign up to follow "OKWildlifeDept" for regular updates. Sportsmen who do not maintain a free Twitter account can still follow the Wildlife Department's Twitter updates by logging on to http://twitter.com/OkWildlifeDept

Holiday Antlerless Deer Season Brings Christmas Cheer to Oklahoma Hunters

Christmas family traditions range from eating out and attending services on Christmas Eve to giving out gifts and stockings filled with treats. But in Oklahoma, families can even go deer hunting over the Christmas holidays.

This year the holiday antlerless deer gun season will be open for 10 days starting Dec. 16 and running through Dec. 25 in open areas.

Oklahoma Game Warden David Foltz Honored by Shikar Safari and Wildlife Department

David Foltz, game warden stationed in Garfield Co., is the newest recipient of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Game Warden of the Year and Shikar Safari Club International’s Officer of the Year awards.

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Oklahoma's Youth Trapper's Camp

The warmth of July and the excitement of summer camp has long since passed with the coming of cold weather, but youth can still attend a unique camp this month — trapper’s camp.

Youth ages 12-18 have until Dec. 15 to apply for the Oklahoma Furbearers Alliance trapper’s camp, to be held Dec. 28-31 near Chickasha. Youth younger than age 12 may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. The event is limited to 35 participants.