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Oklahoma Hunting Seasons

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Oklahoma hunting seasons for 2021-2022.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Oklahoma Hunting Seasons

Oklahoma Hunting Season Dates

Oklahoma is no stranger to hunting. Offering mountains, forest and plains it is one of the best states for whitetail deer hunting and offers awesome opportunities for trophy deer hunting on public land.


Oklahoma Deer Seasons

Archery: October 1, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Youth Gun: October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Muzzleloader: October 23, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Gun: November 20, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Holiday Antlerless: December 18, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Oklahoma Wild Turkey Seasons

Fall Archery: October 1, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Fall Gun: October 30, 2021 - November 19, 2021

Youth Spring: April 9,2022 - April 10, 2022

Spring General Season: April 16, 2022 - May 16, 2022

Oklahoma Duck Seasons

September Teal: September 11, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Youth Waterfowl 1: October 2, 2021

Youth Waterfowl 2: November 6, 2021

Youth Waterfowl 3: February 5, 2022

Panhandle Counties: October 9, 2021 - January 5, 2022

Early Zone 1 and 2: November 13, 2021 - November 26, 2021

Late Zone 1 and 2: December 4, 2021 - January 30, 2022

Oklahoma Hunting Zones

See the map below for a breakdown of Oklahoma's hunting zones:

Oklahoma Bag Limits

Deer bag limit: no more than two may be antlered.

Elk bag limit: 2, either sex

Oklahoma Hunting License

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

Oklahoma Hunting Regulations

You cannot use dogs for taking bear, deer, elk, antelope and turkey.

You can use silencers/suppressors.

No headlighting, spotlighting or night scopes.

You must wear 400 square inches of hunter orange.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/

FAQs
Can you hunt with a crossbow in Oklahoma?

Yes, you you hunt with a crossbow in Oklahoma.

How much is an Oklahoma out of state hunting license?

The cost for an annual nonresident hunting license for Oklahoma is $142.

What do I need to hunt deer in Oklahoma?

It will depend on what your hunting and your weapon. You will need an Oklahoma hunting license but will need permits depending on whether you're hunting with bow or gun and antlered/antlerless.

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