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.
“Printed copies will be available for free in August anywhere hunting licenses are sold, but hunters anxious to read up on the latest hunting regulation changes and dates for their favorite seasons can do so today online,” said Ben Davis, information specialist and hunting guide coordinator for the Wildlife Department. “It’s an important publication because it contains so much of the information our state’s hunters need to know in order to follow the game laws in Oklahoma. Some of the regulation changes covered in the new “Hunting Guide” include the expansion of black bear season, new youth deer season opportunities, new baiting restrictions on public lands and rule changes pertaining to the use of ATVs on Honobia Creek Wildlife Management Area.
The migratory bird regulations portion is a draft and will not be finalized by the USFWS and the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission until Aug. 6.
To view all the changes and the full draft copy in detail, log on to wildlifedepartment.com .
A link to the guide is provided on the homepage.