Oklahoma Hunting News

Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens Oct. 22
The statewide season runs Oct. 22-30, offering nine days of traditional-style hunting that harkens back to the early days of Oklahoma's hunting heritage. Hunting with a muzzleloading firearm offers a great chance for Oklahoma hunters to harvest a deer, and possibly a big buck. Additionally, cool breezes and fall colors make it a great time to be out in the woods.
Third Annual Youth Antlerless Deer Gun Season Set
“The youth antlerless season is a great opportunity for kids to spend some quality time in a hunting blind with family and friends,” said Colin Berg, education supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “I was lucky enough to see my step son harvest his first deer during the first youth antlerless gun season and it’s an experience he and I will never forget.”
Archery Season Offers Ample Time to Head to the Woods
Coming off a record setting archery season, deer hunters are looking forward to the opening of the archery deer season on October 1. During the 2004 archery deer season, bowhunters harvested 14,639 whitetail deer, topping the previous record of 14,278 set in 2002. The archery harvest was 16 percent of the total deer harvest.
Record Deer Measured at Wildlife Expo
A massive, non-typical whitetail deer rack with 24 scoreable points was officially scored at the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo, Saturday, August 27, at the Lazy E Arena. Measuring 248 6/8 inches, the deer was taken by Michael Crossland of Grandfield and is the new number one Cy Curtis entry.
Free Hunting Days
Dove hunting is a great opportunity to introduce a new hunter to the sport, but this year it is especially good. The first Saturday and Sunday of dove season just happens to coincide with Oklahoma’s Free Hunting Days.
Possible State Record Deer to be Measured at Wildlife Expo
Here’s your chance to witness history in the making. A massive, 31-point, non-typical, whitetail deer rack will be officially scored at the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, August 27, at the main stage inside the Lazy E Arena.
Wildlife Expo Calling for Youth Coyote Callers
A youth coyote calling contest will take place at the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo Saturday, August 27, at the Lazy E Arena just north of Oklahoma City.
Controlled Hunt Results Available Online July 21
Applicants can find out if they were drawn for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Controlled Hunt program beginning July 21 by logging onto www.wildlifedepartment.com.
New Law Provides Exemptions from Fishing and Hunting Legacy Permit
Oklahomans who are normally exempt from an annual hunting or fishing license will no longer be required to purchase a Fishing and Hunting Legacy permit thanks to House Bill 1814. The bill also allows the Department to use revenue from the permit to purchase, lease, or purchase easements for property to be used for public fishing and hunting.
Oklahoma Ranks Second in Hunter Growth
Hunting is a safe and growing sport in Oklahoma, so much that the state ranks second in the country according to a recent report published by a trio of national conservation organizations.