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Oklahoma Hunting Season 2023

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Oklahoma hunting seasons for 2023.

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 Season 2023

Archery: October 1, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Youth Gun: October 15, 2023 - October 17, 2023

Muzzleloader: October 23, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Gun: November 20, 2023 - December 5, 2023

Holiday Antlerless: December 18, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Oklahoma Wild Turkey Season 2023

Fall Archery: October 1, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Fall Gun: October 30, 2023 - November 19, 2023

Youth Spring: April 9,2024 - April 10, 2024

Spring General Season: April 16, 2024 - May 16, 2024

Oklahoma Duck Season 2023

September Teal: September 11, 2023 - September 26, 2023

Youth Waterfowl 1: October 2, 2023

Youth Waterfowl 2: November 6, 2023

Youth Waterfowl 3: February 5, 2024

Panhandle Counties: October 9, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Early Zone 1 and 2: November 13, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Late Zone 1 and 2: December 4, 2023 - January 30, 2024

Oklahoma Hunting Zones 2023

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

Oklahoma Bag Limits 2023

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

Elk bag limit: 2, either sex

Oklahoma Hunting License 2023

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 2023

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:

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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