About Hunting in Oklahoma

As one of the best states in the nation for whitetail deer hunting , its big business with an economic impact of $600 million a year! There is a balanced education in place that is able to determine the difference between if a herd needs less, more or stabilized population numbers.

Fueling this education, are the hunters behind it that gather the much needed information and may be the leaders in this type of research. Without those out in the field , understanding the rules that are required we may never be able to move forward in keeping our wildlife healthy and without a species going extinct. The knowledge that you bring goes a long way in making sure this earth stays natural and healthy for every single person thriving and even maybe surviving!

Oklahoma Hunting Seasons

Big Game: Deer, Elk, Antelope, Bear

Smal Game: Rabbit

Birds: Turkey, Dove, Crow, Woodcock, Rail, Snipe, Gallinule, Waterfowl, Ducks

Oklahoma Hunting zones

Oklahoma Hunting Season Dates 2021

The season for spring turkey starts april 6- may 6, 2021, Rabbit Oct 1 to March 15, 2021, Elk Friday December 18 to 31, 2020 as well as Antelope!

Deer hunting, the most popular hunting season in Oklahoma!
Zone 1: No antlerless harvest. Zones 2, 7 & 8: four antlerless. Zones 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9: two antlerless. Zone 10: one antlerless.

SeasonDatesZonesLimit
ArcheryOct 1- Jan 1516 no more than 2 may be alerted.
2, 7, 84 antlerless deer limit
3, 4,5, 6 & 92 antlerless deer limit
101 antlerless
MuzzleloaderOct 24- Nov 12,7,84, no more than one may be antlered
3,5,6 & 92 antlerless deer limit
101 antlerless
GunNov 21- Dec 616 no more than 2 may be alerted.
2,7,84, no more than one may be antlered
3,4,5,6 & 92 antlerless deer limit
101 antlerless
Holiday Antlerless Deer GunDec 18-312,7,84, no more than one may be antlered
3,4,5,6 & 92 antlerless deer limit

Oklahoma Hunting License Costs

License/ PermitResidentNon Resident
Annual Hunting$25$176
Deer Gun (antlered)$20$300
Deer Gun (antlerless)$20$300
Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun$20N/A
Combo Hunting & Fishing$42N/A

Find a Hunting Guide

Hunting Guides in Oklahoma

Duck hunting guides

Deer hunting guides

Oklahoma Hunting News

The Oklahoma department of wildlife conservation receives no general state tax, entirely funded by sportsmen! Get the most out of Oklahoma’s outdoor life, either with great organizations that support the outdoors or volunteering on a board that supports a lifestyle having to do with outside. It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to the sport or have been around the block a few times, there is still so much to share regarding the tradition of spending time outdoors in a creative and productive way! With the season coming to a close and a spring around the corner this is a great time to reach out in between the break to form a group who support each other in giving back to the ecosystem in an amazing fashion.

Links to Official Sites

Buy license in OK: https://license.gooutdoorsoklahoma.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx Oklahoma State Regulation Site: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/law/hunting_regs

Link to State PDF: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/Magazine/2020_2021_Regulations/index.html#p=44